ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Monday, April 25, 2016) – Following a nationwide search, Community Health Centers of Pinellas (CHCP) today announced Nichelle Threadgill, M.D., has been appointed its new Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Threadgill, a board-certified pediatrician, began her career with CHCP in 2008 and has served as a center champion and an assistant medical director of pediatrics. In May 2015, the CHCP board of directors appointed her interim chief medical officer.
“Many applicants applied for this position, but Dr. Threadgill was by far the most qualified,” said Joseph Santini, business development director for CHCP. “We look forward to the impact her leadership and forward-thinking vision will undoubtedly have on the future of our organization and the healthcare of our community.”
Said Dr. Threadgill, “Having been a member of the Community Health Centers of Pinellas team for the past eight years, this is an exciting next step that further allows me to solidify my allegiance to and belief in the mission of this organization.” “I look forward to continuing to serve our Pinellas communities by ensuring the delivery of affordable and quality healthcare services for all.”
Dr. Threadgill studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida Health Science Center. She holds privileges at Bayfront Medical Center and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
About Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc.
For the past 31 years, CHCP has been working to improve the health and well-being of people in the community by providing quality healthcare services to medically underserved communities in Pinellas County.
CHCP began in 1985 as Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center. The facility was named in honor of Johnnie Ruth Clarke, a civil rights activist and pioneer in the fight against sickle cell anemia. Today, CHCP is a critical healthcare delivery system providing services to insured and to uninsured patients based on a sliding fee scale, with 10 locations throughout Pinellas County.
For more information about CHCP, visit www.chcpinellas.org.
Community Health Centers of Pinellas, an accredited, certified medical home and a not-for-profit healthcare organization, has been providing affordable, quality healthcare services to the residents of Pinellas County for the past 31 years. Services include Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dental Care.