Belington — Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) is delighted to announce the promotion of Family Physician John Henderson, MD, to Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Henderson will lead BCHA’s clinical team while continuing to provide care to his patients at Belington Medical Clinic.
Dr. Henderson, a resident of neighboring Randolph County, WV for nearly 30 years, is excited to serve as Chief Medical Officer.
“Being involved with an organization that I truly believe puts the wellbeing of our patients that we see and the community first,” says Henderson, “We do great things here at BCHA, and I want to be a part of that, and continue being a part of it in the future.”
This position will allow Dr. Henderson to perform administrative duties that ensure quality care for all patients that BCHA serves. Dr. Henderson will also be tasked with supporting both the administrative and clinical sides of the organization.
“This role is more responsibility, I want to unify the BCHA organization,” says Henderson.
Dr. Henderson is a graduate of West Virginia University from which he received his Undergraduate in Animal Science. He then went on to Medical School at West Virginia University where he completed a three year residency in Family Medicine.
“Dr. Henderson brings such a wealth of knowledge to this position and to our organization,” says Eric Ruf, CEO of BCHA. “We are so grateful to have him take on this role and lead our medical team as we continue to provide high quality care to our community.”
Dr. Henderson has worked within the organization in various capacities for 28 years. He feels that one of the key challenges administrators face is implementing protocol(s) that do not interfere with a provider’s individuality and individual practice of medicine, while knowing and abiding by the regulations of an FQHC.
“I really believe this organization cares about the patients first. A close second to that is the employees. I’ve seen many, many, many times over the years where the BCHA administration would go above and beyond to help our employees,” says Henderson, “I truly believe it’s a caring organization and that trickles down to our patients. From the Board to our CEO to Administration, as well as the nurses, front desk, and janitor, everyone really cares.”
For more information about the Chief Medical Officer or the services offered at BCHA, head to barbourhealth.org.