Tri-Cities Community Health CEO retires, leaves clinic on better footing

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When Al Cordova arrived at Tri-Cities Community Health five years ago, the clinic was cash strapped, patients were waiting nearly two months to see a doctor and staff turnover was high.

When the CEO retires from the Pasco-based clinic this month, he will leave behind a healthier agency that’s better equipped to serve a growing community.

“He’s really leaving quite a legacy,” said Martin Valadez Torres, senior director of Strategy and Business Development at Tri-Cities Community Health. “Al has done an excellent job turning around our organization, expanding access and service lines, and really making Tri-Cities Community Health an important and valuable asset to the Tri-City community — particularly low-income and underserved individuals.”

The clinic primarily serves a low-income population as a federally qualified health center, receiving state and federal money to provide health care to low income people with limited or no insurance.

The clinic serves 24,517 unique patients a year and employs 296 people.

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Elsie Puig

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