EBNHC Appoints Chief Medical
Longtime search yields talented physician with Naval background
(EAST BOSTON, MA, January 23, 2015)—The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
(EBNHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie S. Fantes, MD, FAAFP,
to the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Fantes comes to EBNHC with extensive
experience as a family medicine physician in military and private environments.
She received her bachelor of arts with honors in math and chemistry at Saint
Louis University and earned her medical degree from Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Fantes completed her internship and
residency in family medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA, and is board
certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in clinical informatics. She is
a Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CP-EHR) and is the
recipient of multiple leadership and military honors.
Manny Lopes, EBNHC CEO, is pleased to welcome Dr. Fantes as CMO. “We put an
extraordinary amount of care and time into filling this role,” Lopes said.
“We’re thrilled to bring Dr. Fantes on board. She’s an excellent fit and brings
expertise in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), electronic health
records, and meaningful use that will be a huge asset to the health center.”
Dr. Fantes noted that she was attracted to EBNHC’s “deeply held mission and
passion for primary care.” After her first week on site, she remarked on the
positive energy that pervades the health center. “My takeaway from this week is
that everyone really likes working here. I’m so thrilled to be in a place where
the morale is good and people are happy to work together and care for our
patients. The health center is growing and has such fabulous energy and momentum
to make changes with the goal of always trying to better serve our patients. The
energy is contagious!”
Prior to joining EBNHC, Dr. Fantes held positions on both US coasts and
overseas. As General Medical Officer at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in
California, Dr. Fantes provided the 5th Marine Regiment with all primary care
needs. For three years she served as an Emergency Department Physician at Naval
Hospital Okinawa in Japan, a small community hospital that serves as the
referral center of the Pacific and the only American military emergency
department on Okinawa, affording Dr. Fantes significant experience treating
trauma and acute medical illness.
Returning to the US, Dr. Fantes worked in Rhode Island as a family physician in
Naval and private clinics as well as the Providence Community Health Center,
where she served as Associate Medical Director. Most recently, Dr. Fantes was
the Epic Ambulatory Physician Lead at Lifespan Corporation in Providence.
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has been a vital part of the
community for 45 years, providing easily accessible, high-quality health care to
all who live and work in East Boston and the surrounding communities of Chelsea,
Revere, Everett, and Winthrop. EBNHC handles 300,000 patient visits per
year—more than any other ambulatory care center in New England.
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