PROVIDENCE, KY — Health First Community Health Center is pleased to announce LeAnn Todd Langston, RN, has been named Chief Executive Officer. Langston was selected by the Health First board of directors after a nationwide, three-month search. She has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare with a focus on serving underserved populations.
“Health First Community Health Center’s mission is to serve as a focal point in the region for increasing access to primary care and improving the health of the communities we serve regardless of financial status,” said Board Chairman Myra Braden. “During Langston’s impressive career, she has focused on improving the quality of patient care, while expanding services. She is a great fit for our organization as Health First continues to increase access across the regional while remaining rooted in quality and patient-centered care.
Langston most recently served as the Maternal Child Health Coordinator at Baptist Health Madisonville. She has more than 20 years healthcare experience, including outpatient and hospital services. Additionally, Langston serves on the Hopkins County Board of Health, the board of the March of Dimes West Kentucky Division and the Program Service Committee for the state March of Dimes, as well as the Every Woman Southeast Kentucky Committee.
During her healthcare tenure, Langston has successfully secured more than $450,000 in grant money to cultivate cutting-edge evidence-based processes, nurture a patient-centered environment, and increase state and national networking opportunities to benefit both patients and providers.
As CEO of Health First, Langston will be responsible for the leadership and overall direction of the organization and its eight locations. Health First was created to provide greater access to primary care for the underserved, uninsured and underinsured. A sliding fee scale discount is available to patients based on income and family size. No one is denied due to inability to pay for services. All major commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid is accepted.
“I am excited to join the Health First care team as we work to provide high quality care at low costs,” said Langston. “In just a short time, Health First has built a reputation for affordable, comprehensive, and high quality care. It is an honor and a privilege to join Health First in offering hope and assistance to patients throughout the region.”
Since its inception in 2010, Health First CHC has grown to include eight locations in Calhoun, Clay, Earlington, Henderson, Owensboro, and Providence.
A reception will be held to welcome Langston on Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM at Health First Community Health Center located at 107 E. Main St. in Earlington. The public is welcome to attend.