Under New Leadership – PFC Hires a New Executive Director

Under New Leadership – PFC Hires a New Executive Director

Kristina Jordan Takes Helm as New Executive Director at Pocatello Free Clinic

The Pocatello Free Clinic (PFC) Board of Directors is delighted to announce Kristina Jordan, CMA, AAMA, as the new Executive Director. Ms. Jordan’s healthcare skills and compassion are already well-known to the volunteers, staff and patients of the Pocatello Free Clinic. She has worked at the clinic for over three years, most recently as the Medical Manager and Director of Operations. Many have already seen Ms. Jordan as the outgoing, passionate individual proudly representing the PFC in commercials, at health fairs and in various community events. Jordan reports, “I am excited to take PFC into the future and look forward to changing individuals’ perceptions on those who qualify for free health care.

We are living in a fractured health care system and I want PFC to have a voice when it comes to our patients in our community.” Ms. Jordan appreciates working with the uninsured patients day-to-day and displays an excellent rapport, frequently garnering compliments of gratitude for treating each individual with dignity. Almost literally, she has hit the ground running – successfully fetching a dramatic increase in profits from the second annual Shamrock Shuffle, a fun run in March to raise funds for the PFC. Ms. Jordan is enthusiastic to lead the Pocatello Free Clinic in its mission and build upon the many accomplishments pioneered by the clinic’s first Executive Director, Mindy Hong. She plans to continue oversight of the many medical and dental services, building partnerships within the community, advocacy and increasing donations and grant funding to meet the ever-increasing needs of the population the PFC serves. The PFC Board found Ms. Jordan to be an outstanding choice for Executive Director, based upon her healthcare and leadership experience and values which align with those of the clinic. Michael Doyle, PFC board member and volunteer healthcare provider, is thrilled for Ms. Jordan to become Executive Director. He says, “I’m just impressed with her enthusiasm for the clinic and the people we serve and the compassion that she has for the those we see, as well as her organizational skills and willingness to learn new things.” As Executive Director, Ms. Jordan will be responsible for oversight of the medical and dental operations at the clinic, supervising the part-time staff members, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, developing and maintaining partnerships throughout the region, securing funding and advocating for health care access. Ms. Jordan grew up in Southeast Idaho, with past experience as a certified medical assistant and working in pathology. She enjoys “most anything outdoors,” listening to music and being silly with her husband and son. The Pocatello Free Clinic has been efficiently and respectfully serving the health needs of the uninsured in our region for 45 years, and depends upon countless volunteers, a small staff, Idaho State University students and monetary support from grants and donations. The PFC receives no state or federal funds. The PFC has been able to provide over $8 in healthcare services for every $1 donated!

The Pocatello Free Clinic’s mission is to address vital community health needs (medical and dental) by providing high quality health care and related services to individuals regardless of their ability to pay and to advocate for policy changes that promote greater access for the underserved resulting in improved community-wide health and wellness outcomes.

To contact the clinic for appointments, donations or to volunteer, call 233-6245 or stop by at 429 Washington.

You can also follow the PFC on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pocatellofreeclinic/


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