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Porter Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

MIDDLEBURY–Dr. Carrie Wulfman, a family practice physician who sees patients at Primary Care – Brandon in Brandon and is also the Medical Director of Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, has been appointed to serve as the next Chief Medical Officer of Porter Medical Center effective January 1, 2016. Her new role will begin as on an “interim” basis so that she can evaluate the demands of this new position while continuing to see patients two days each week at Primary Care – Brandon in Brandon. Dr. Wulfman will replace Dr. Fred Kniffin as the Porter CMO.

“When I assumed this position over two years ago, I told our CEO that I wanted to take this assignment on for two years and then return to my roots as an Emergency physician”, said Dr. Kniffin. “I have been honored to serve as the first Chief Medical Officer in the history of Porter and to have played a role in many important projects, including the transition to our new CEO, Lynn Boggs. I am now ready, both personally and professionally, to return to caring for patients.”

“The timing of this change is perfect. Lynn is an extremely competent CEO and exceptional leader. She understands the importance of quality care and customer service and has the experience and expertise to take Porter to the next level”, he added.

Boggs, who assumed the role of President and CEO of Porter Medical Center in late June, praised Dr. Kniffin for both his many past contributions to Porter and for playing a central role in her transition. “Fred is a remarkable person, experienced physician and advocate for quality at Porter Medical Center,” she said. “As he approaches the final months of his commitment to this key leadership role, his devotion and contribution to our organization, and to our senior leadership team, remain invaluable. I am very pleased to know that Dr. Kniffin will remain part of the Porter ‘fabric’ caring for the sick and injured in our Emergency Department,” she added.

Boggs also praised Dr. Wulfman for agreeing to step forward into this position on a part-time basis while she continues to serve the patients of Brandon and surrounding communities as a practicing physician two days each week. “Carrie has consistently demonstrated that she is a caring, compassionate and extremely competent physician, and her patients at Primary Care – Brandon absolutely love her,” Boggs said. “I am gratified that we were able to create a schedule for Carrie that allows her to continue to serve patients while also taking on responsibilities as a new physician leader for Porter.”