Dr. Peter Purrington has been appointed as the Chief Clinical Officer for Heritage Health.
Purrington has served as Heritage Health’s Chief Medical Officer since 2018. In this new role, Dr. Purrington, will take a broader view of the organization, leading and directing clinical care across medical, dental, behavioral health, and addiction service lines.
“Dr. Purrington is a proven strategic leader for Heritage Health,” said CEO Mike Baker. “We’ve grown from a humble volunteer clinic into a professionally managed healthcare organization. His new role will be essential to meeting the needs of the community into the future.”
Dr. Purrington will focus on quality and safety initiatives, including the transition to value-based care and building business intelligence solutions that will facilitate and support clinical care.
“I am excited about my new role with Heritage Health,” said Purrington. “My focus is about improving our care for patients and making sure our staff is functioning at a high level to meet those needs.”
Dr. Purrington earned his medical degree from George Washington University and is board-certified in Family Medicine and Healthcare Quality Management. He has also earned a Masters in Business Administration through the University of Maryland.
In addition, Anthony Rehil-Crest, MD, MPH has been named the Vice President of Medical Services.
Dr. Rehil-Crest will be responsible for guiding and directing clinical care in Heritage Health’s four medical offices, supporting over 45 providers in primary care, psychiatry, and Post-acute care.
“Since I started as a medical provider with Heritage Health over 5 years ago, I have been amazed at how quickly we have become such a large and important part of the medical community in Northern Idaho,” said Rehil-Crest. “I’m excited to be part of the team that leads our talented group of medical providers. I hope to continue to prepare providers for future challenges so that they can focus on the care of their patients and families. I’m looking forward to watching Heritage Health continue to grow and continue to be the clinic that our community looks to for compassionate and quality care.”
He will continue seeing his current patients in the main Coeur d’Alene office.
“Dr. Rehil-Crest is beloved by his patients and known for his compassionate care,” said Dr. Peter Purrington, Chief Clinical Officer. “He has been a role model for our providers. We’re excited to expand his leadership to our other clinics.”
Rehil-Crest is a graduate of New York Medical College and earned his Masters in Public Health through the University of Washington. He completed his residency at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been with Heritage Health as the Associate Medical Director of the Coeur d’Alene office since 2014.