Meet Our Board of Directors

Value Care Alliance Board Members

L to R: Patrick Charmel, Stuart Marcus, Vincent Capece Jr., Bruce Cummings, and John Murphy MD

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.


Vincent C. Caponi 

President/CEO, St. Vincent’s Health Services

Vince Caponi has enjoyed a long and successful career with Ascension beginning in 1983. He most recently served as interim Wisconsin Ministry Market Executive for Ascension Health. Earlier he led Ascension's St. Vincent in Indianapolis from 1998 to 2013, and later assumed the position of Executive Board Chair for the Central Indiana health system. He also served as Executive Board Chair of Ascension Texas, and he continues to serve in a consultative role to Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI), Ascension’s partnership with Narayana Health of India to provide care for under served populations in the Caribbean.

Under Caponi’s leadership, St. Vincent grew from an Indianapolis campus with a tertiary hospital to a statewide network with hospitals serving many rural areas. His legacy includes developing a high-quality healthcare system, building on local resources and empowering local capabilities to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare throughout Central Indiana. St. Vincent became one of the state’s largest healthcare employers, and Caponi led efforts to develop innovative healthcare solutions for employers and commercial markets across the state.

Before joining St. Vincent in Indiana he served as president and CEO of Ascension’s St. Vincent's Birmingham in Alabama. Earlier in his career, Vince served as administrator, president and CEO of Ascension’s St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Georgia; CEO of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Michigan; and assistant administrator of The Memorial Hospital in Owosso, Michigan.

Vince is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, and he has a master’s degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University. He also received an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Marian University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a former Regent for the state of Alabama.


Patrick  Charmel 

President & CEO, Griffin Health Services Corporation
Patrick  Charmel

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 150 premier hospitals located across the United States and in the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil and Japan 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.


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.