01 Oct Blake Hall Promoted to President of CHI
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is excited to announce the promotion of Blake Hall as its new president. He has been with the non-profit healthcare company for 15 years and has excelled at securing opportunity, growth, and quality care improvements.
Hall is promoted after serving as the federally qualified health center’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Previously, he served as the Director of Planning and Development and Administrator for the CHI Foundation. Over the years, Hall has helped the organization grow from a $30-million-dollar agency to now a more than $75-million-dollar company by securing multiple funding sources. Those funds allowed for the opening of five new health centers, effect multiple capital improvement projects, and formed the basis for the Brodes H. Hartley, Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. The Teaching Health Center was the first in the state of Florida funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Hall has also led strategic planning for the organization since 2008.
“Blake has demonstrated a strong ability to lead and inspire others,” said Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., CEO. “His vision and dedication to our mission has helped create new programs, guide and improve existing services, and propel the organization forward. I am confident that under his leadership, CHI will continue on its journey to excellence.”
Hall has been a big advocate for community health centers. As such, he has spoken at House and Senate committee meetings and regularly meets with legislators.
Hall has received a number of awards and recognitions over the years, including Legacy Magazine’s Top Black Healthcare Professional in 2016, 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, multiple CEO awards, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Betsey K. Cooke Grassroots MVP Award. Under his leadership, the organization won the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award in 2016 and the NACHC Advocacy Center of Excellence recognition.
Currently, he serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers Membership Committee. He is active in the community and has participated in multiple chambers and organizations. He is a current member of the Iota Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Hall graduated from the intensive Health Care Executive Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) funded by HRSA and Johnson & Johnson. He has completed leadership training from Nova Southeastern University, attended Leadership Miami and received advanced public information officer training from FEMA. His formal education includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clark Atlanta University and an undergraduate degree in communication from Georgia Southern University.
Prior to joining CHI, Hall worked for Eagle Group International, a logistics, health care, and training firm, in the United Arab Emirates and for the US Army Reserve.