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Release Date: 12/28/2015
Charles R. Reppucci, of Narragansett, executive director and chief operating officer of the Providence law firm Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLC, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Care New England at the health care system’s recent annual meeting. Reppucci succeeds George W. Shuster of Harmony who joined the Care New England board in 1996 and served with distinction as chairman since 2011.

Reppucci has a strong history of service with the Care New England family of institutions. He first joined the Butler Hospital board in 1984, and he became a member of the Care New England board in 1996. He has gone on to serve as a member of the Governance and Nominating, Strategic Planning, Compensation, and Finance Committees. He was elected vice chairman of the board in 2012.

Active in the community, Reppucci serves as vice chair of the board of the Rhode Island Blood Center and also as past chairman of Vector Health Systems and treasurer of the Legal Aid Society of Rhode Island. He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s in business administration from Providence College. He is the senior non-lawyer executive at Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLC, where he has worked for 30 years.

Shuster presided over the Care New England board during a period of tremendous industry change and organizational growth. He led the initiative which consolidated the separate hospital and agency boards into a single system level board, oversaw the addition of Memorial Hospital and The Providence Center into Care New England, guided Care New England’s immersion into new forms of health care delivery and payment reform, and shepherded a strategic partner evaluation process which culminated in the decision, announced in November, that Care New England and Southcoast Health System would work toward the creation of a new non-profit parent organization to oversee both systems.  

“We are fortunate to have the caliber of individuals like George Shuster and Charles Reppucci on our governing board,” said Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England. “They not only bring business acumen and leadership strength to Care New England, but deep and abiding commitments to the institutional missions of our organizations and the advancement of quality care for the patients and families of 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, and The Providence Center affiliated with the system in 2015. Care New England is an integrated health care system that offers a continuum of quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians; four teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler, Kent, Memorial and Women & Infants; a visiting nurse and home care agency, the VNA of Care New England; an outpatient behavioral health and addiction services treatment facility, The Providence Center; and the Care New England Wellness Center. For more information, visit

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