Meet Our Board of Directors

Value Care Alliance Board Members: John Murphy MD, Vincent Capece Jr., Vicki Briggs, & Patri

L to R: John Murphy MD, Vincent Capece Jr., Vicki Briggs, & Patrick Charmel

Vicki  Briggs 

President/CEO, St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Vicki  Briggs

Vicki Briggs is committed to supporting key executives in all industries in enhancing their professional and personal success and career advancement through facilitating peer advisory boards that create a forum for strategic discussions, issue processing, network building and continuous learning. Ms. Briggs also serves as the Owner/Consultant since October 2014 at 2021 Healthcare where she consults with hospitals and healthcare providers. Previously, she was Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, from September 2011 to October 2014.

Ms. Briggs has had responsibility for 21 hospitals ranging from small rural, critical access, community, and specialty to large tertiary with teaching programs. She has been a speaker on healthcare for numerous organizations namely, American Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, New Horizons Cardiovascular Conference, Dallas Morning News Distinguished Lecture Series, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Healthcare Financial Management Association, The Joint Commission and Louisiana Hospital Association. Mr. Briggs has broad experience in healthcare her most notable areas of expertise and results include organizational culture, employee engagement, physician alignment, women's healthcare, compliance, clinically integrated systems of care, and operational excellence including LEAN. She has earned her B.S in Accounting from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana and completed her MBA at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Briggs was named the Brock School of Business alumni of the year in 2013 and serves on the Brock School of Business Advisory Council.

Volunteer work includes serving as the Chair-elect of the Greater Southeast Affiliate of the American Hospital Association, Development Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the 20th Anniversary Campaign of The Women's Fund and is a member of the Samford University Brock School of Business Advisory Board.


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.


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 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.


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.