Fred Pordum Selected for Health Leadership Fellows Program

Fred Pordum Selected for Health Leadership Fellows Program


May 31, 2013



Contact: Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations

                (716) 839-8472



Daemen College Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic director Dr. Frederick F. Pordum II has been selected by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York for their 2013-2014 Health Leadership Fellows Program. 


Pordum has over 10 years of diverse leadership experience in healthcare management. He is a key member of the Daemen wound care team dedicated to the goal of expanding access to high quality care at a lower cost to patients. The College also seeks to prepare more healthcare practitioners in Western New York to provide the specialized, collaborative care necessary to address the growing incidences of chronic wounds at an advanced level. 


“Fred’s natural strength as an innovator, his research-based problem solving style, and success at building key relationships give him the skills to manage Daemen’s Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.       


“The Clinic is focused on lowering health care costs in Western New York, particularly for individuals with chronic wounds. It is our goal to provide high quality care at a lower cost, and to address the growing challenge presented by chronic wounds – in Western New York, nationally, and globally.”


Pordum holds Bachelor of Science in physical therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Daemen College. He also holds an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


With the rising age of the population, Western New York will see the number of individuals affected by chronic wounds increase significantly. Since opening to the public in mid-September 2012, the Daemen College Physical Therapy Wound Care Clinic has evaluated over 140 individuals – over one quarter of patients treated have been discharged with their wounds completely closed. 


Based in Buffalo, NY, with a second office in Syracuse, NY, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York serves 16 counties. With an endowment of $100 million, the Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and health care of the people and communities of Western and Central New York, with a focus on two of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the two regions – frail, elderly individuals and children living in communities of poverty. 



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