Since Shippee’s departure, under the leadership of interim CEO Daniel Neumeister, the organization has expanded further: Nearly doubling the size of its Columbia Center, beginning the process of expanding its site in Easton, and purchasing the Monumental Life Building as its headquarters and new Mt. Vernon Center.
All the while, the Chase Brexton Health Services Board of Directors continued to search for a permanent CEO. In June, after an extensive and relentless search for the appropriate candidate, the Board announced its decision: Richard Larison will begin as Chief Executive Officer on July 16, 2012. Neumeister will continue as interim CEO until Larison’s arrival.
A senior health care executive with more than 27 years experience, Larison brings with him a portfolio of successful leadership in both domestic and international health care. He has led startups and turned around underperforming organizations, effectively meeting financial and patient quality goals and objectives.
Larison comes to Chase Brexton from Johns Hopkins Medicine International where he is currently CEO for Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama City, Panama. His experience as CEO and in executive leadership is global—reaching to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he led the American Hospital; Bangladesh and India, at Apollo Hospitals; and Ft. Worth, Texas, at the MD Anderson Cancer Network, to name just a few of his posts.
It is his unique mix of leadership, knowledge, and passion for the Chase Brexton mission and vision that proved Larison the proper candidate to lead the ever-growing community health center’s four locations into its promising future.
“After conducting an extensive search reviewing many excellent candidates, the Search Committee has found the perfect leader for Chase Brexton,” noted Guy Van Tiggelen, president of the Chase Brexton Board of Directors. “We are excited about our future and thrilled to have Mr. Larison at the helm as we believe his experience and commitment match the exceptional qualities of Chase Brexton Health Services.” Tyler & Company led the CEO search under the guidance of the Board’s Search Committee composed of board members as well as community members SalliAnn Alborn, Kamila Alexander, and Rick Bennett.
From a small office in the GLCCB in 1978, Chase Brexton Health Services has expanded exponentially to meet the needs of Marylanders throughout the past 34 years. Providing a range of clinical services from primary medical care to behavioral health services to pharmacy, among others, the Joint Commission Accredited, Federally Qualified Health Center currently operates four centers located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, and Talbot County.
For more information on programs and services, please visit ChaseBrexton.org.