Access Community Health Network Names New Chief Medical Office

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Jairo Mejia, M.D., FACP, has been named Chief Medical Officer for Access Community Health Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of federally qualified health centers. Dr. Mejia has been with ACCESS for more than 10 years, and previously served as a Regional Medical Director, which included oversight of health centers in Cook and DuPage counties. Dr. Mejia joined ACCESS as an internist in 2005, and after just two years, he was promoted to Regional Medical Director and has led his regions in being strong adopters of the electronic health record and practice management systems.

This appointment affords Dr. Mejia the opportunity to serve ACCESS’ more than 176,000 patients on a larger scale. Dr. Mejia has held previous academic positions that include Clinical Preceptor at Midwestern University; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; and Associate Professor at University of Cauca Medical School in Colombia, South America. A member of the American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha, Dr. Mejia is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians, American Diabetes Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership. Dr. Mejia received his medical degree in his native country of Colombia and completed residencies in Colombia, at Mount Sinai Hospital and at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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