May 10, 2012 | by Steve Charing
Chase Brexton hires new leader

Chase Brexton Health Services marching at Baltimore Pride. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Chase Brexton Health Services board of directors last week announced that Richard Larison will begin as CEO on July 15.

A senior health care executive with more than 27 years of experience, Larison brings with him a portfolio of leadership experiences in both domestic and international health care, according to a Chase Brexton announcement. He comes to Chase Brexton from Johns Hopkins Medicine International, where he is currently CEO for Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama City, Panama. He led the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and has also worked in Bangladesh and India, at Apollo Hospitals and in Ft. Worth, Texas, at the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

“After conducting an extensive search reviewing many excellent candidates, the search committee has found the perfect leader for Chase Brexton,” said Guy Van Tiggelen, president of the Chase Brexton board. “We are excited about our future and thrilled to have Mr. Larison at the helm as we believe his experience and commitment match the exceptional qualities of Chase Brexton Health Services.”

Chase Brexton is expected to move its Mt. Vernon headquarters and clinic into updated facilities in 2013 at the Monumental Life Building purchased in 2011 under the interim leadership of Dan Neumeister. Neumeister will continue as interim CEO until Larison’s arrival in July.

Chase Brexton Health Services has served the LGBT community since 1978, providing a range of clinical services from primary medical care to behavioral health services to pharmacy, among others. It currently operates four centers located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Talbot County.  For more information visit ChaseBrexton.org.

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