New Dimock CEO Myechia Minter-Jordan driven by passion for patients

Martin Desmarais | 8/8/2013, 6 a.m.

“Although I miss clinical care on many levels I also recognize that all the work I am doing now is going to impact all the systems we have at Dimock,” she added.

In her time at The Dimock Center, Minter-Jordan is credited with establishing partnerships with The Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Partners HealthCare.

She also helped the center begin using an electronic medical record system and established its first institutional review board. Recently, she led the efforts to secure a $4.9 million federal grant to expand the capacity of Dimock’s health center facility.

But, Minter-Jordan takes little credit for what she has done so far. Instead, she credits those that work with her.

“The one thing I will mention is so critical to all of this is our employees,” she said. “Without them there is no way I could even dream the dream I have for Dimock.”

And Minter-Jordan says she lets her employees know how impressed she is with them at every opportunity. “My goal is to be the best employer in Boston in terms of encouraging employees,” she said.

Minter-Jordan is also fully invested in the community on a family level. She lives in West Roxbury with her husband and two young daughters.

The search for a new head for the Dimock Center ran far and wide, but ultimately the Dimock Community Foundation Board concluded that the best candidate was right at home.

“Among the group of highly qualified and experienced contenders, Myechia was the clear standout,” said Community Foundation Board Vice Chair Robert Rivers, the head of the search committee that hired Minter-Jordan. “I am certain that our organization, patients, clients, employees and the community we serve will be in the best possible hands.”