CAN Community Health Names Dr. Steven Barnett Chief Medical Officer

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CAN Community Health (CAN) has appointed Steven Barnett, MD as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barnett joined the healthcare nonprofit in 2017 and has served as Interim Chief Medical Officer since August 2022.

While this position is new, I approach it with the same passion I’ve always had – to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to and advocate for under-resourced and under-represented groups in healthcare.”Steven Barnett, MDChief Medical OfficerCAN Community Health

CAN Community Health (CAN) has appointed Steven Barnett, MD as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barnett joined the healthcare nonprofit in 2017 at its Columbia, South Carolina clinic. His role was later expanded to serve as Medical Director of CAN clinics in South Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey. He has served as Interim Chief Medical Officer since August 2022. Dr. Barnett will step into his permanent role immediately, and beginning January 1, 2023, Dr. Barnett will also oversee all dental services provided by CAN.

Dr. Barnett said, “I accept this position with humility and gratitude. I appreciate all the patients and colleagues I’ve had the pleasure of working with and allowing me to participate in their lives over the years. While this position is new, I approach it with the same passion I’ve always had – to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to and advocate for under-resourced and under-represented groups in healthcare.”

Dr. Barnett brings more than 20 years of clinical and management leadership experience to this role. After earning his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at Clemson University and a three-year program as a Biological Research Assistant at Yale University and the West Haven VA Medical Center, Dr. Barnett attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, followed by a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

“Dr. Barnett has exceptional focus and experience in patient care and medical services, as well as collaborating with the leadership team on solving enterprise-wide problems. We are thrilled to have him as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and look forward to a successful path forward for all of CAN’s medical departments,” states Dr. Deborah Hawkes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

ABOUT CAN COMMUNITY HEALTH
CAN Community Health (CAN) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization with clinics in Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. CAN provides medical, pharmacy, dental, case management, mental health, and comprehensive prevention and services such as nPEP, PrEP, and education. CAN also provides screening and treatment for Hepatitis C and STDs, as well as transgender health services. Information at cancommunityhealth.org.

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