Primary Health Network Appoints George Garrow, M.D. as CEO

Primary Health Network (PHN) is pleased to announce that George C. Garrow, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for the Network, has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer. PHN is one of the largest community health centers in Pennsylvania and the nation, providing access to both primary and specialty care services across 50 sites throughout 16 counties in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio.

Dr. Garrow was chosen as CEO after an extensive search involving dozens of external and internal applicants. He will assume the role on June 1.

“George is impassioned by his work,” his predecessor, Thomas Burich, said. “He brings a wealth of leadership experience, knowledge, and fortitude that can only assist in enriching and expanding the community health center mission.” He vigorously led our COVID-19 and tele-health growth initiatives, in addition to enhancing PHN’s strategy, quality, and clinical services. All the while, he has shown that he deeply cares about the organization and improving the well-being of our communities with his vision, compassion, and understanding of the social determinants of health.”

Garrow states: “It is an honor to be selected as the new leader of PHN. I consider it a privilege to have served the community health center mission for the past six years as Chief Medical Officer. I look forward to working with the entire PHN team to fulfill our mission of providing access to care and services that is compassionate, equitable and of the highest quality.” Congratulations Dr. Garrow!

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s June 2022 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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