Utica, NY -- Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. proudly welcomes Andreea Mera as their new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
“Andreea’s ability to maximize operational efficiencies will position her to lead UFHC into the next phase.” said Board of Directors Chairperson Elizabeth Bowers. “Her experience in the healthcare industry will help to elevate our practices and procedures, which in turn will improve our quality of care for our patients.”
Andreea began her career in healthcare in 2012 at NYC Health+ Hospitals Corporation as Director of Administration in Medical and Professional Affairs. Throughout her years working for the NYC’s public hospital system, while pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business Masters of Science in Pharmacy Policy, she held various leadership roles, the most recent being Senior Director of Retail Pharmacy Services, Clinical Operations and Supply Chain. In this role, she achieved $37million in savings through implementation of hospital-wide transformation initiatives and process improvement methodologies.
“The mission of UFHC is the mission I have worked toward my entire career,” says Mera. “Coming from Romania 25 years ago, having no healthcare coverage, and no money to pay for it, I understand how important access to quality care is, regardless of one’s ability to pay. I am committed to the wellbeing of our patients and staff, ultimately driving better health outcomes in our community and beyond.”
Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, federally qualified health center, offering family health care services to individuals of all ages at various locations including Utica and Rome throughout the Mohawk Valley. The experienced and dedicated staff provide the highest level of care, while ensuring that the patient’s needs come first. Upstate Family Health Center, building bridges to better healthcare.