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John Holiver, CharterCARE CEO, elected chairman of Hospital Association of Rhode Island Board

John J. Holiver, CharterCARE Health Partners Chief Executive Officer, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI). Holiver was named Chief Executive Officer of CharterCARE in July 2016, having served previously as interim President of Roger Williams Medical Center.

“I look forward to leading the Hospital Association of Rhode Island during this era of change and challenge in our state’s healthcare sector,” said Holiver. “I greatly appreciate the confidence of my fellow CEOs in electing me as the HARI Board Chair and I will do all I can to ensure that the collective interests of Rhode Island’s hospitals are well represented at the state and federal levels.”

Prior to joining Prospect Medical Holdings in 2015 as Chief Integration Officer, Holiver held several executive leadership positions in the Steward Health Care System, New England’s largest community-based hospital network. At Steward, he served as President of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, that system’s flagship hospital, and in the same capacity at both Norwood and Good Samaritan Hospitals. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Manet Community Health System in Massachusetts. Holiver is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In his executive roles, he has had oversight of academic medicine, financial planning and growth, quality improvement, physician recruitment and retention. He also has a special interest and expertise in the hospitality sector, and has applied his knowledge to advancing customer service and patient satisfaction principles and benchmarks in the health care field.

As CEO of CharterCARE, Holiver has helped grow a system that includes two hospitals, a major cancer treatment and research center, a leading behavioral health program, a home health agency and an independent physician association comprised of more than 500 Rhode Island primary care physicians and specialists.

Founded over a half a century ago, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively meeting the health care needs of Rhode Island through advocacy, representation, education and services. HARI ensures the needs and perspective of members are heard and addressed in state and national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and system transformation matters.

Holiver is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and attends events through the local chapter (ACHE-RI).