Kristen Hutchins has been named director of Rome Health Primary Care to provide leadership and support for all of the hospital’s affiliated primary care practices,
A native of Boonville, Hutchins has more than 20 years of experience in primary care and has served as director of the hospital’s primary care clinics in Rome, Boonville and Camden for the last five years. As director of primary care, she has also assumed responsibility for Rome Medical Group, including pediatrics.
“Kristen has extensive experience in unifying teams to deliver high quality, patient-centered care,” said physician Michael Attilio, Rome’s vice president physician practices. “She fosters conversations with providers and staff to refine workflows to expand access and deliver the best outcomes.”
According to Attilio, Hutchins has been an instrumental member of the planning team for the new Rome Health Medical Center under construction on the hospital’s main campus. The new facility will bring together primary care, surgical specialists, diagnostic testing and pharmacy under one roof.
Educated in medical administration at Mohawk Valley Community College, Hutchins gained first-hand experience in primary care operations as she moved through the ranks, assuming increasing levels of responsibility.
She joined Rome Medical Group in 2002 as a receptionist and also worked referrals and switchboard before becoming a team lead. In 2012, she was promoted to practice manager of Delta Medical Center in 2012. She assumed responsibility for Camden Family Care and Boonville Family Care in 2017. Under her leadership, the practices achieved patient-centered medical home accreditation in recognition of the commitment to a patient-centered approach to care.