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Dennis D. Keefe
President and CEO of Care New England

Dennis KeefeDennis D. Keefe was named president and chief executive officer of Care New England in 2011, coming from the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), the only public health care system in Massachusetts. Mr. Keefe served in a variety of capacities at CHA, including chief executive officer since 2002, and served as the commissioner of public health for the City of Cambridge during the same time period. Prior to 2000, Mr. Keefe worked as a senior executive for Morton Hospital and Medical Center, Cambridge Hospital and Marlborough Hospital.

Since assuming his leadership role at Care New England, Mr. Keefe has focused his efforts on initiatives to transform the future of health care while positioning Care New England to remain successful as the health care landscape continues to shift. Significant accomplishments during Mr. Keefe’s tenure at Care New England include the formal affiliation with Memorial Hospital, a new academic association with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and strategic partnerships with key organizations including The Providence Center, Rhode Island Primary Care Physician Corporation (RIPCPC), CVS, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Mr. Keefe earned a bachelor of science degree in health sciences summa cum laude and a master’s of business administration in business/health care administration, both from Northeastern University. He was a clinical instructor/lecturer at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health and Northeastern University.

Mr. Keefe is chair of the Board of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, and serves on the boards of the Rhode Island Quality Institute and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the State of Rhode Island’s Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Health Market & Strategic Initiatives Committee.

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Sandra Coletta
Chief Operating Officer of Care New England

Sandra ColettaSandra Coletta is the Chief Operating Officer for Care New England. Prior to her current appointment, she served at Kent Hospital as president and CEO (2008-2014) and The Miriam Hospital and Lifespan for 25 years, most recently as chief operating officer of The Miriam Hospital (1999-2008). She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Providence College (1980) and a master's in business administration from Bryant University (1988).

She currently serves as a trustee of Providence College and served on the board of The Chaplaincy Center from 2002 to 2010, five years as board chair.

Ms. Coletta has been active in the community through her leadership of the Walk to Defeat ALS (2010), Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk (2011) and the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Southern New England (2012).

Ms. Coletta is often asked to provide insight into the topic of medical apology stemming from her settlement of the Michael J. Woods malpractice case against Kent Hospital in 2008.She has led the establishment of the Michael J Woods Institute at Kent Hospital, with the goal of redesigning healthcare from a human factors engineering perspective; underscoring her belief that medical apology is only meaningful if followed by real change.




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