Christopher Irizarry, VP & Exec Dir of Clinic Services
Christopher F. Irizarry, MPA, is an officer with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a diversified, public safety net health care system ensuring residents of Palm Beach County, Fla. have access to health care services. Mr. Irizarry joined the Health Care District in 2013 as its FQHC Executive Director, responsible for the overall administrative and regulatory leadership of the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers that are owned and operated by the Health Care District.
Under his leadership, the Brumback Clinics have expanded growth from four to nine sites throughout the county, including a primary care clinic at the county’s homeless resource center, a primary care clinic at a behavioral health center in West Palm Beach and a public school-based clinic at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School in West Palm Beach that provides medical services to the students who attend the school.
In addition to the Brumback Clinics, Mr. Irizarry’s oversight includes the Health Care District’s School Health Program, which staffs more than 200 Registered Nurses in the county’s public schools, and the District’s Pharmacy Program, which are co-located in five of the Brumback Clinics. The Health Care District also operates a trauma system, an acute-care rural hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and health coverage programs for eligible, uninsured county residents.
Under Mr. Irizarry’s leadership, the Brumback Clinics offer compassionate, comprehensive medical and dental services to all adults and children, with or without insurance. The Brumback Clinics also offer financial counseling, social services, health care for the homeless and migrant workers, and help for uninsured patients to apply for health coverage. The Brumback Clinics are located in Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana and West Palm Beach. For calendar year 2016, the Brumback Clinics had 36,509 unduplicated patients, 100,826 encounters and 12,853 unique dental patients.
Prior to joining the Health Care District, Mr. Irizarry served for seven years as the President and CEO of the North Hudson Community Action Corporation in Union City, New Jersey, the largest FQHC in the State of New Jersey.
Mr. Irizarry received a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University and a Master of Public Administration from City University of New York.