Board

Value Care Alliance board members.

Patrick  Charmel  - President, VCA Board

President & CEO, Griffin Health Services Corporation
Patrick  Charmel  - President, VCA Board

Patrick A. Charmel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Hospital and its parent organization, Griffin Health Services Corporation, has been associated with Griffin since 1979, when he served as a student intern while attending Quinnipiac University. After serving in a number of administrative positions, he became President in 1998. As President of Griffin Health Services Corporation, he is also the Chairman of Planetree Inc., a subsidiary corporation. Planetree is a not-for-profit organization that supports an alliance of over 1,000 care sites in 23 countries that are committed to patient empowerment and the delivery of patient centered care.

During his tenure, he has positioned Griffin Hospital as an award-winning, innovative organization, recognized as an industry leader in providing personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven health care in a healing environment. Under his leadership, Griffin has appeared on the Fortune Magazine list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for ten consecutive years. The Griffin Hospital management team was selected as the 2008 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare in the nation for community and mid-size hospitals by HealthLeaders Media.


Dawn  Rudolph 

President/CEO, St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Dawn  Rudolph

Dawn Rudolph has served as Chief Experience Officer for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, also part of Ascension, since 2013. She previously served as President and CEO of Saint Thomas West Hospital, after joining Saint Thomas in 2010. Before moving to Nashville, she served as Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

As Chief Experience Officer, Rudolph has focused on operationalizing patient, physician and family experience strategies across all Ascension Tennessee facilities. This includes monitoring patient satisfaction scores, providing tools to address improvement opportunities, and creating policies and procedures to ensure a consistent, yet distinctive experience for all who enter a Saint Thomas Health facility.

Rudolph received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Indiana University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Active in various community organizations, she served as the 2012 chair for the Nashville chapter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement to fight heart disease in women, board member of Make – A – Wish Foundation and member of Nashville Chamber CEO Champions for Academies of Nashville – Metro Nashville Public Schools. She is also a diplomat for the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Vincent  Capece  Jr.

President & CEO, Middlesex Hospital
Vincent  Capece  Jr.

Vincent G. Capece, Jr., is President and CEO of Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Prior to his current position, Mr. Capece held several executive positions at Middlesex since 1998, including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Middlesex Hospital, he was the Director of Accounting at Bridgeport Hospital, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of that hospital's financial operations, including internal and external financial reporting for the hospital and its affiliates, a position he held since 1990. From 1985-1990, Mr. Capece served as Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Mr. Capece received a Master’s in Business Administration and a B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Capece is currently a board member of VHA Northeast, the Middlesex County Community Foundation, Inc., the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and a past board member of the Middlesex United Way. His professional memberships include the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.


John  Murphy MD

President & CEO, Western Connecticut Health Network
John  Murphy MD

Dr. John Murphy assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Danbury Health Systems in 2010 after serving as its Executive Vice President for a year following a four-year term as chairman of its Board of Directors. Later that year, Danbury affiliated with New Milford Hospital to form Western Connecticut Health Network that, in early 2014, expanded with the affiliation of Norwalk Hospital.

Dr. Murphy remains Western Connecticut Health Network’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a role in which he establishes the vision, strategy and priorities as the organization continues to grow in size, scope and capability.

Dr. Murphy graduated summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, from Fordham University. He attended UMDNJ, Rutgers Medical School, before completing his internship in Internal Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and his residency in Neurology at the UMDNJ hospital system, where he was named Chief Resident. Dr. Murphy joined Associated Neurologists in Danbury in 1989 where he practiced clinical neurology and was involved in clinical research and medical education for over two decades. Over the years, Murphy has received many honors, including the Melville G. Magida award from the Fairfield County Medical Association. He is frequently listed among the “Best Doctors” in metropolitan New York and Connecticut as well as the “Best Doctors” in America. He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year by Western Connecticut State University in 2011.