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Syracuse Community Health Center names new COO; previous COO moves to different role

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC) has appointed Keith Cuttler as its new COO.

Derrick Murry, who previously served as the SCHC COO, moves to a new role as chief business-development officer.

The SCHC, in a news release, announced the new leadership roles for the organization “as it plans for future growth.”

Keith Cuttler
Keith Cuttler (Photo credit: Syracuse Community Health Center)

Cuttler previously served as president and CEO of East Hill Medical Center in Auburn, per his LinkedIn page.

Cuttler will provide SCHC with operational leadership, management, and ensure all procedures and systems are in place for effective growth. Murry will focus on building partnerships and expanding outreach programs in the community.

“We are thrilled to have a person with Keith’s experience and talents join our organization as we continue our mission to help the underserved in this community,” Mark Hall, president and CEO of Syracuse Community Health Center, said. “As the critically important healthcare needs in our community continue to increase, SCHC is expanding its management team with Keith’s appointment to prepare for future development and growth.”  

Derrick Murry
Derrick Murry (Photo credit: Syracuse Community Health Center)

Hall went on to say that Murry has played a “significant role” in the SCHC’s efforts to reach members of the community about COVID testing, vaccinations, and other  health-care services by building partnerships with organizations.

“Derrick will continue his community business-development efforts, creating community partnerships and providing leadership for our strategic-growth initiatives. We are very pleased to have both Keith and Derrick on our expanded management team,” Hall said.   

About SCHC

Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC) is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving the Syracuse area. Founded in 1978, SCHC serves about 30,000 patients each year. As a FQHC, the nonprofit, community-based health center works to provide primary care, dental, and mental-health services to residents of our area, especially to those who might have limited access to health care. SCHC also helps patients in finding specialty and hospital-care services not available at the center.

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