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Dr. Thomas G. Byrne Named Chief Medical Officer at Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.

August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

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Frances M. Anthes
(508) 860-7999                                         

Dr. Thomas G. Byrne Named Chief Medical Officer at Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.

Family physician Thomas G. Byrne, MD, joined Family Health Center of Worcester as Chief Medical Officer on August 31.

“We excited that Dr. Byrne has joined us,” said Frances M. Anthes, President and CEO of Family Health Center of Worcester. “Dr. Byrne is an experienced physician leader, who brings a wealth of experience as a clinician, an administrator, and as a teacher to Family Health Center. I am confident that with his leadership and expertise, we will continue to deliver the highest quality care to all of our patients.”
Byrne has more than 25 years of experience in family medicine. He most recently served as Medical Director of Hallmark Health Medical Associates in the North Suburban Boston area. Among his accomplishments, Byrne is credited with increasing medical staff by 30 percent, developing a clinical mentoring program, and improving communication among providers.

Prior to this role, Byrne served in several leadership positions at Southern New Hampshire Health System, including serving as Chair of the Family Medicine Department at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Byrne has also served as Chief of the Family Medicine Department and on the faculty at Central Maine Medical Center, worked as a family medicine physician for eight years at DFD Russell Community Health Center in Maine, and held various faculty and leadership positions in the United States Navy.

Byrne replaces Gregory Culley, MD, who is retiring from his role as Chief Medical Officer at Family Health Center of Worcester.

“We are grateful for Dr. Culley’s strong leadership for the past four years and appreciate the many ways he has supported the growth and expansion of Family Health Center,” said Anthes.

Byrne, a native of Hudson, MA, earned a degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, followed by a family medicine residency at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL. Byrne is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

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Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc. (FHCW) includes Family Health Center of Worcester, Family Health Center – Southbridge and Family Health Center at Webster Square. FHCW is a Joint Commission Accredited, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognized Level-2 Patient-Centered Medical Home that provides high quality, comprehensive, culturally competent, patient-centered primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health services, vision services, urgent/ walk-in care, refugee health services, Healthcare for Homeless Families program, HIV/AIDS integrated care program, O/B prenatal care and delivery program, pharmacy, lab, radiology, outpatient Suboxone treatment, Centering Pregnancy group prenatal care, Baby Café to support new mothers, Women Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program for the region, teen health services, and school-based health services in the Worcester and Webster Public Schools.  FHCW offers an array of wraparound services including health benefits advising (multilingual Certified Applications Counselors), health education outreach, medical interpretation and cultural case management, nursing care management, chronic disease care coordination, transportation assistance, emergency food vouchers, patient navigation, and connection to community-based support services. FHCW provides services at 15 locations in Worcester, Millbury, Southbridge, and Webster.

FHCW is an academic health center committed to workforce development to help meet the need for providers to work in underserved communities through our Family Medicine Residency (since 1974), Family Nurse Practitioner Residency (since 2009), Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency (since 2005), Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship, Social Work (MSW) Internship Program, Doctor of Pharmacy Internship Program, and training programs for medical students, nurses, phlebotomists, optometrists (since 2014), HIV Fellowship (since 2014) and a Global Health Fellowship (est.2015).  Many of our family medicine physicians have faculty appointments at UMass Medical School, and have received numerous awards for excellence in service, research and public health.  For more information, visit www.FHCW.org, or connect with us on Facebook.


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