Value Care Alliance board members.
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.
Vincent G. Capece, Jr., is President and CEO of Middlesex Health 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 Health, 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.
Dr. Murphy has more than 40 years of experience in healthcare management and medicine. He joined Western Connecticut Health Network when it was formed. He was president and CEO of Danbury Hospital when it reached an affiliation agreement with New Milford Hospital in 2010 to create Western Connecticut Health Network. Prior to taking on an administrative role, Dr. Murphy practiced neurology in the Danbury, Conn., area for 20 years. Dr. Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), now called Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He completed his residency in internal medicine and neurology at the UMDNJ Hospital system.