Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Lindsay Farrell was appointed President and CEO by the Board of Directors in October 1998. Since that time, Open Door Family Medical Centers has grown significantly adding sites, programs and technologies to more than double the number of low-income people served. Home-grown at Open Door where she volunteered initially and has worked since 1986, Ms. Farrell has been Open Door’s Director of Operations and Director of Development. As Director of Development, she was responsible for capital fund drives for major facility expansions. Today, Open Door is also recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and has won the prestigious Davies Award for community health from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society. As a result, Ms. Farrell has dedicated her professional life to high quality community based care, efficient health center operations and population health management to assure a more equitable healthcare system for us all.
Ms. Farrell is a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Care Association of New York State, Hudson Health Plan, the Taconic Health Information Network and Community and of the Port Chester Council of Community Services. She is also a past Chair of the Westchester Women’s Agenda.
A graduate of St. Lawrence University, Ms. Farrell received her Master’s in Business Administration from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. In December 2008, Westchester Magazine selected Ms. Farrell as one of Westchester County’s most influential residents. She is also the recipient of the Sol Feinstein Community Service Award from St. Lawrence University and the Betsy Cooke Grassroots Advocacy Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers.