Julie Tatko takes the reins at FHC
Family Health Care is excited to announce that Julie Tatko has accepted the President & CEO position at Family Health Care (FHC). Julie has been acting as Interim CEO for the organization since September 2020.
"We are thrilled to have Julie lead the organization into the future," said Bob Fisher, Family Health Care's Board Chair. "With her extensive experience in health care, specifically in community health, we believe she is the right person to continue the care we provide throughout our communities."
Julie was most recently the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Cherry Health in Grand Rapids. Her duties included the administrative and operational oversight of the organization with an emphasis on medical and behavioral health programming. Julie has many years of experience with the operations of Community Health Centers. Before joining Cherry Health, she was director of operations and enabling services at the Michigan Primary Care Association.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to lead one of the longest standing community health centers in Michigan," said Julie Tatko, President & CEO of Family Health Care. "I have spent my career serving in community health, including working with health centers in the states of Michigan and North Carolina. I remain passionate about those experiences and look forward to continuing our mission to provide quality, integrated, comprehensive, and accessible health care!"
Family Health Care was founded in 1967 in Baldwin, Michigan, as a single health care center. Since then, the organization has expanded to include five additional health centers and three school-based locations serving Newaygo, Lake, Mecosta, Wexford, and Missaukee counties. The organization provides primary medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and pharmacy services. It also provides specialty services, including medical and dental pediatrics, radiology, laboratory, and substance use disorder treatment.
"Julie has already made an impact on the organization during her brief time as Interim CEO, and our board of directors is excited to see what the future holds," said Fisher.
In her new role, Julie will be responsible for establishing community support for FHC's mission, coordinating the organization's strategic plan, maintaining and establishing relationships with other health care organizations, and ensuring FHC continues to provide quality and cost-efficient care.
"Family Health Care has a strong reputation, and that's a testament to how the employees care for patients and each other. I look forward to the opportunity to serve Family Health Care's communities during the challenging times that we are facing," stated Tatko.