Mark Masselli recounts the impressive history of the large multi-site Connecticut-based Community Health Center (Twitter: @CHCConnecticut), which he cofounded, from its humble origins as a free clinic in the 1970s (“Kid … Have you got a license?”) to its current status as an integrated primary care powerhouse with research and training arms. With nearly 800,000 patient visits per year, the organization maintained visit volume as the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Community Health Center transitioned to telemedicine. Listen in on our conversation about building a brick and mortar community health system, the first nurse practitioner residency program in the country, a national virtual specialty referral network serving 1.3 million patients in safety-net settings, and how a post-COVID-19 community health center can best serve its patients.
I spoke with Mark as part of my ongoing series of fireside chats with healthcare innovation leaders – Harlow on Healthcare, on HealthcareNOW Radio. Listen to our radio station online, or ask your smart speaker: “Play HealthcareNOW radio station.” You can catch me live weekdays at 8:30 am, 4:30 pm and 12:30 am ET. As each new show goes live, the last one joins the archive, available via SoundCloud or your favorite podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio). Your comments are welcome here. Join the conversation on Twitter at #HarlowOnHC.