Hospital association names new officers

At the Connecticut Hospital Association annual meeting on June 18, Bruce Cummings, the president and CEO of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, began his two-year term as Chairman of the CHA Board of Trustees.  He succeeds Susan L. Davis, former president/CEO of  St. Vincent’s Health Services (which includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport), and current president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System (Florida), who will now serve as Immediate Past Chairman.

Additionally, CHA members elected trustees and officers for the CHA 2014-2015 Board of Trustees.

David Whitehead, President, Hartford HealthCare East Region, will serve as vice chairman.  Christopher O’Connor, Executive Vice President, COO, Yale New Haven Health System, will serve as treasurer.  Peter Karl, President and CEO, Eastern Connecticut Health Network, will serve as secretary and as chairman of the Committee on Government.

Patrick Charmel, president and CEO of Griffin Hospital in Derby will serve as chairman of the Diversified Network Services Board, overseeing CHA’s fee-based services.  John Murphy, the president and CEO, Western Connecticut Health Network (which includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk Hospitals), will serve as chairman of the Committee on Patient Care Quality.  Christopher Dadlez, president and CEO Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, will serve as Chairman of the Committee on Population Health.  Elliot Joseph, President and CEO of Hartford HealthCare, will serve as Chairman of the Committee on Hospital Finance.  Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital and President and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System, will serve as Executive Committee At Large Member.  Kurt Barwis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Hospital, will serve as CEO Forum Chairman.

Newly elected or reelected trustees include Rohit Bhalla, vice president, chief quality officer, Stamford Hospital; William Jennings, president and CEO, Bridgeport Hospital and John Murphy from Western Connecticut Health Network.

Amanda Cuda