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John Holiver named CharterCARE CEO

John J. Holiver, ACHE, has been named Chief Executive Officer of CharterCARE Health Partners. Holiver most recently served as Interim President of Roger Williams Medical Center. He succeeds Lester Schindel, who has moved into the role of Chief Strategy and Development Officer for the New England region for Prospect Medical Holdings, the parent company.

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, Holiver will lead the further development of CharterCARE, a joint venture company that operates two hospitals, an elder care services network, 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 200 Rhode Island primary care physicians and specialists. Specifically, Holiver will oversee the implementation of CharterCARE’s strategic plan, which envisions an integrated, multi-level network of healthcare providers to provide convenient access to high quality care at lower costs. The complete network is expected to include urgent care centers, diagnostic services centers and additional physician groups.