Wood River Health announces its Chief Dental Officer Tiffanie Waldeck, DMD was selected as the recipient of the Rhode Island Health Center Association (RIHCA)’s 2022 Clinical Leadership Award. The award was presented to Dr. Waldeck during a recent RIHCA's Annual Meeting at the Marriott Downtown.
The annual award recognizes an outstanding health center clinician who demonstrates continued clinical excellence and professional development, innovation in practice or policies, leadership in areas that benefit his/her organization or the system of care, and who gives back to the community.
“Wood River Health commends Dr. Waldeck for this achievement,” shared Alison L. Croke, MHA, Wood River Health’s President and CEO. “She is a tremendous advocate for our patients, and we are grateful to have her among our team of talented and dedicated providers at our federally qualified health center.”
Dr. Waldeck was nominated for this award because she championed quality improvement initiatives that increased the number of Wood River Health's at-risk patients who receive sealants. She was also nominated for her critical role in the implementation of Wood River Health’s electronic dental record.
This award recognized Dr. Waldeck's efforts to develop a mobile dental program and for leading Wood River's dental program through the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work as a regular supporter of Random Tuesday, Inc. was highlighted as an example of her generosity in giving back to the community. The award, which was presented during the ceremony, features a recording of Barry Manilow's "Can't Smile Without You".