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2024 Power 100: Steve Kerrigan

A photo of Stephen Kerrigan PHOTO | Courtesy of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center Steve Kerrigan, president and CEO of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Steve Kerrigan  Title President & CEO Company Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, in Worcester Employees 494 Residence Lancaster College University of Maryland Read all the Power 100 profiles here
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Steve Kerrigan joined Edward M. Kennedy Community Health’s team in 2019 with an extensive career in politics and advocacy. Today, Kerrigan works as the healthcare provider’s CEO to support more than 34,000 patients receiving services in areas such as primary care, behavioral health, dermatology, and gender-affirming care.

Just three years after joining the health center, Kerrigan reported in his 2022 “From the Desk” letter it had provided care to a then record-breaking 31,356 patients in 85 languages, issuing 137,707 prescriptions.

In the past year, Kerrigan has overseen Kennedy Community Health’s expansion as it established two new facilities located in Worcester and Milford. The provider lengthened its reach of its reproductive health and office-based addiction treatment programs by extending services to its Milford and Framingham locations. At a time when healthcare providers are struggling across the industry, particularly those like Kennedy Community Health serving low-income populations, Kerrigan has Kennedy expanding its reach throughout the region.

Kerrigan was elected chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party in 2023, a position he holds while acting as chair of the Democratic National Committee, leading the committee’s 400 Democrats from the 40 senatorial districts of the state.

Kerrigan continues his work in community advocacy as a board member of the nonprofit Reproductive Freedom for All, based in Washington, D.C., co-founder of the nonprofit Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, which merged with Home Base in Charlestown in April, and serves as chair of the Lancaster Select Board.

“The work that is done by my colleagues and friends at Kennedy Community Health is some of the most influential and important in our community. We have a chance to touch people's lives at their most vulnerable,” said Kerrigan.

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