CHC of Snohomish County announces new interim Chief Medical Officer
EVERETT, Wash., August 29, 2022—Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) announces Douglas D. McMillen, MD as Interim Chief Medical Officer. Dr. McMillen is a board-certified physician with more than twenty years of experience treating patients. For the last several years, Dr. McMillen has practiced medicine at CHC’s Edmonds Clinic.
“CHC has been fortunate to have Dr. McMillen’s leadership and expertise on several important initiatives, such as our quality measures review committee and the team that quickly launched Telehealth services in response to COVID restrictions,” said Joe Vessey, Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. McMillen has been a Clinical Director since 2012 and we are excited about his vision, his deeply-rooted understanding of CHC operations, and his dedication to CHC Values.”
Dr. McMillen received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia.
During his long career in patient care, Dr. McMillen has spent time educating medical students and medical residents. His expertise in the medical field is also demonstrated through his work in numerous leadership roles and quality-improvement initiatives during his tenure at CHC.
“I’ve immensely enjoyed serving patients at CHC for the last 10 years,” said Dr. McMillen. “CHC is an organization that aligns with my values of providing quality healthcare for everyone. It’s been rewarding every day to work with our diverse population. I am excited about this different role, and the ability to help CHC’s entire patient community access care. I also look forward to our continued efforts to ensure this is a rewarding place for medical providers and employees to work, so they can focus on fulfilling their mission to help patients.”
About Community Health Center of Snohomish County
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center providing medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and additional ancillary services to nearly 70,000 individuals with 243,049 visits in 2021. For over 35 years, CHC has provided services to Snohomish County residents who face barriers to health care with the mission to provide our diverse community with access to high-quality, affordable primary health care. CHC operates seven medical primary care clinics, two medical walk-in clinics, six dental clinics, and five pharmacies, located in convenient locations in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, and Lynnwood. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 425-789-3789 or visit www.CHCsno.org.