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.