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CNE Names Leadership for Key System Posts
Care New England announced a series of senior appointments that all come from within the Care New England system and represent the next wave of leadership of the Providence, Rhode Island-based health care system which is the parent organization of Butler Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Kent Hospital in Warwick, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, and the VNA of Care New England, based in Warwick. The announcement was made by Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England.

All of these appointments become effective July 1.

Care New England Chief Operating Officer – Sandra Coletta: Coletta, who had served in the system’s COO role on a part-time basis since 2012 in addition to maintaining her role as President and CEO of Kent Hospital, will move into this role on a full-time basis. Maximizing opportunities for integration and improved operational efficiency, she will oversee the operations of the system and all of the hospitals. She joined Care New England in 2008 when she assumed the role of president and CEO of Kent Hospital. She previously served at Lifespan where, among other responsibilities in her tenure there, she led system integration efforts and functioned as the chief operating officer at The Miriam Hospital. Coletta earned her MBA in Management from Bryant College and her BS in Accounting from Providence College. She began her career as a CPA. She is a resident of Johnston.

Care New England Senior Vice President for Education and Training - Patricia Recupero, JD, MD: In this new capacity, Dr. Recupero will represent and advance the interests of Care New England’s teaching mission. With this appointment, she will transition to part-time status and move on from her position as President and CEO of Butler Hospital. Dr. Recupero began her career in 1989 as Associate Training Director for the Brown University Training Program in Psychiatry and later served as Residency Training Director at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, a Tufts-affiliated program. A member of the Butler Hospital staff since 1989, she was named president and chief executive officer in 1999. Board certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, she is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A resident of Providence, she earned her law degree from Boston College and her medical degree at Brown University.

Kent Hospital President and COO – Michael J. Dacey, MD, MS, FACP: Most recently serving as Care New England’s Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Dr. Dacey will assume the leadership of Kent Hospital as its President and COO. A resident of Warwick, he joined Kent Hospital in 2000. He is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care medicine and is also certified by the American Board of Medical Examiners. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and his undergraduate degree from Providence College. He completed an internal medicine residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC as well as a critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Dacey also holds a Master’s of Science in Health Care Management Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island President and COO – Edward Schottland, FACHE: Named acting president last September, Schottland is being named President and COO of Memorial. Hailing from Barrington, Ed previously served in a host of capacities, including serving as principal of Schottland Advisory Services, LLC, where he provided management and general consulting services to the health care industry, a partner at Carl Marks Advisory Group, and leadership positions at Saint Joseph Health Services, Lifespan, The Miriam Hospital and Tufts New England Medical Center as well as other hospitals nationwide. He earned a BA in Mathematics from Queens College, City University of New York and a MPS in Hospital and Health Services Administration from Cornell University, Sloan Institute of Hospital Administration, Graduate School of Business and Public Administration.

Butler Hospital Acting President and COO – Lawrence H. Price, MD: Appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer at Butler in November 2013, Dr. Price will assume the Acting President and COO role and the leadership of the Care New England Brain and Behavioral Health Council. Dr. Price joined Butler in 1996 as Clinical Director and Director of Research, at which time he was appointed Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to that he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, where he served for 14 years. He has published over 400 scientific papers, and was identified by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top ten authors of high-impact papers in psychiatry from 1990 to 1999. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He earned a BS in psychology and medical degree at the University of Michigan, followed by an internship in internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital and residency and fellowship in psychiatry at Yale. He is a resident of Barrington.

“Our goal at Care New England is to work toward continuous improvement in quality, patient safety, care integration and coordination, and the patient experience of care, as well as improved cost effectiveness,” said Keefe. “With these new appointments - and the entirety of the Care New England senior leadership team - I am confident that we are poised for great success as we continue to transform the future of health care for our community.”

About Care New England

Care New England, located in Rhode Island, was founded in 1996 by Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island joined the system as a hospital partner in 2013. Care New England is an integrated health care system that offers a continuum of quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians; three teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler, Memorial and Women & Infants; a community hospital, Kent; a visiting nurse and home care agency, the VNA of Care New England; and Care New England Wellness Center. The system includes 963 beds, 216 infant bassinets and approximately 8,500 employees. Care New England is the second largest private employer in Rhode Island.

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