Hometown Health Centers promotes Burton to COO

Displaying Burton[1].jpgSCHENECTADY — Hometown Health Centers, one of the region’s top-rated medical and dental facilities, is pleased to announce that Eric Burton of Glens Falls has been promoted to chief operating officer.

Burton, who previously served as chief financial officer, will oversee day-to-day operations, create operations strategy and policies, and communicate strategy and policy to employees.

“Eric has been a key part of Hometown Health and has spent the past five years helping to overhaul this operation,” said Hometown Health Centers CEO Joe Gambino.  “Thanks to his diligence, this center is receiving more federal money, treating more patients and recently opened a new primary care facility in Amsterdam.  In this newly created position, Eric will work to ensure that this organization remains an integral part of the Capital Region’s healthcare landscape.”

Before joining Hometown Health Centers in 2009, Burton spent eight years as the chief financial officer for the Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a federally qualified health center comprising 12 clinical locations at that time.  In that capacity he oversaw accounting, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting, reimbursement, and financial analysis.  

Prior to that, he served as both director of finance and controller at Cambridge-based McClellan Health System, as well as director of claims at HUM Healthcare Systems in Glens Falls.  Burton, who was named “CFO of the Year” in 2014 by the Albany Business Review, began his career as a claims examiner at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Albany.

He is a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.

About Hometown Health Centers
Located at 1044 State Street in Schenectady, Hometown Health Centers is nationally recognized for providing high-quality, cost-effective primary health care to all in need, with particular concern for low-income residents.  As the primary care provider of choice for more than 17,000 patients, the health center offers primary and preventive health care to children and families, behavioral health, on-site pharmacy and lab services, as well as comprehensive dental care. For more information, visit hometownhealthcenters.org.


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