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Western Conn. Medical Group Of Danbury Tabs New Executive Director

Richard Gemming, PA, MPH, has joined the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) as the new Executive Director of the Western Connecticut Medical Group
Richard Gemming, PA, MPH, has joined the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) as the new Executive Director of the Western Connecticut Medical Group Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- Richard Gemming, PA, MPH, has joined the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) as the new Executive Director of the Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) and Vice President of WCHN. Gemming will report directly to the WCHN President and CEO Dr. John Murphy and the WCMG Board of Directors.

Gemming comes to WCHN from the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System where he led strategy and development of the system’s primary and specialty care physician network. A proven change management leader, he has successfully developed and managed nine service lines, three joint ventures and numerous other significant healthcare acquisitions. During this time, Gemming served as a board trustee for Hudson Valley Hospital Center, New York Hospital Queens and Nyack Hospital.

Prior to joining New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, Gemming was the Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapies at Columbia University. At Columbia, he developed “HeartSource,”a consultative service to six acute care hospitals and 10 other institutions across the nation.

“Richard has an excellent reputation for both his business acumen and clinical leadership in a variety of settings," WCHN President and CEO, Dr. John Murphy said. "There is no doubt that his unique combination of skills and experience will lead to improved patient experiences, increased physician satisfaction and great innovation especially in the primary care arena.”

“Western Connecticut Medical Group is a growing and thriving community of professionals dedicated to the idea of personal care without compromise. They are very focused on keeping the patient first and I look forward to growing that patient-centered culture in our new work together,'' Gemming said.

Gemming received a Bachelor of Science in Medicine (Physician’s Assistant Program) from Long Island University and a Master of Public Health (Health Policy and Management Program) from Columbia University.

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