Heather Ford, LMHC

Company Name: 
First Choice Health
Industry: 
Health Care
New Title or Honor: 
Director of Employee Assistance Program

First Choice Health Announces New Employee Assistance Director

First Choice Health (FCH), a forward-thinking provider-owned and provider-driven health care system has announced the promotion of Heather Ford, LMHC, to its Director of Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Heather was an active duty military social worker for almost 10 years (including while deployed in Iraq), and has worked in inpatient units, primary care, outpatient clinics, private practices, and was formerly an account executive for FCH’s EAP before her promotion to director.

“I’ve been proud to be part of the Employee Assistance Program team at First Choice Health as it’s been increasingly proactive in creating innovative solutions to everyday problems, including new telehealth offerings, which allows more of our members to receive the care they require regardless of the time of day or their location,” said Ford. “This organization has taken the lead on addressing issues that too often go unspoken, such as suicide in the workplace, and I’m honored to lead our EAP into its next phase so even more individuals can get the help they need.”

About First Choice Health

First Choice Health, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., is a forward-thinking alternative to traditional health care insurance, offering unparalleled access to providers, expert benefits administration, and an Employee Assistance Program, supporting members in every step of their health care journeys. Built by hospitals and physicians from the ground up, the provider owned FCH focuses on flexible health care administration and cost containment, giving employers of all sizes the opportunity to build a care management plan to suit their unique health care needs. Originating as a provider network in 1985, First Choice Health has grown to serve all of Washington and the Northwestern U.S., including Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. For more information, visit First Choice Health online at www.fchn.com.