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Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) has appointed Eric Boklage, MBA as its Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Boklage will lead the CFHC Finance team to meet its strategic financial goals, as well as develop and grow its managed care healthcare delivery system presence.
Mr. Boklage has a diversified background in healthcare that spans more than 30 years, specializing in financial, administrative and operational management in the healthcare, managed care and consulting fields. Prior to joining CFHC Mr. Boklage served as Chief Operating Officer at Medical Home Network & MHN ACO in Chicago. He has previously held positions with such firms as Treo Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, CIGNA HealthCare, Healthsource and Humana Inc.
“We are very excited to welcome Eric to the CFHC management team,” said Barrett Hatches, CFHC CEO. “His background, experience and dedication to the healthcare industry, aligns with many of our initiatives to ensure a high standard of care and measureable performance outcomes, and he’ll serve as an integral part of driving our momentum even further.”
Mr. Boklage has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
The 2015 Healing Hands Celebration took place Thursday, September 17 at the James Chicago Hotel. Congratulations to all of our honorees.
Our Healing Hands Celebration, which was held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 depends on the gracious and kind support of our sponsors. We thank our partners including corporations, organizations, government agencies and individuals for their contributions and support throughout the year.
2015 Healing Hands
Please join us for our annual Healing Hands Celebration as we honor some of our area leaders for their contributions of time, experience and resources to our vision of providing
primary healthcare where it is needed most. Click here to purchase tickets or learn about our Sponsorship Opportunities.
Our 2015 Healing Hands Honorees are:
Julie Morita, MD Commissioner,
Chicago Department of Public health
2015 Healing Hands Award
Craig Manske Principal, Development Solutions Inc.
Long Time Service and Support Award
CFHC Provider of the Year Award
Francis Tham, DDS CFHC Dental Director
Retiring after 30 Years of Service to CFHC
Chicago Family Health Center recently received two major grant awards totaling more than $500,000.
HRSA awarded CFHC a $276,858 Expanded Services Grant which will allow us to hire a full-time Family Practice Physician and reach more than 5,000 new medical patients. The grant also covers a full time Dentist, adding the capacity to serve more than 2,300 new dental patients in the next two years. Thanks to this grant, we remain on target as we continue to expand and increase the number of patients we serve and the care and services we deliver.
CFHC also received a $250,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health to help support health coverage enrollment among minorities. CFHC was the only organization in Chicago and in Illinois to receive part of this $3.2 million nationwide grant. These funds will be used to further augment our current efforts to enroll actual and new patients into Medicaid/County Care or the Insurance Marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act. This grant will also help support programs or information on financial assistance, education and translation services for health insurance enrollment.
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