Care New England CEO Dennis Keefe to retire Dec. 31

Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System President and CEO Dennis D. Keefe will retire at the end of the year. He will serve as a consultant for the organization for up to one year to help ensure a smooth transition.

Mr. Keefe helmed the four-hospital system since 2011. During his tenure, the organization grew significantly to become a more than $1 billion integrated healthcare delivery system. He is currently co-chair Mayor Elorza's Non-Profit Working Group and in 2015, served as cochair of Governor Raimondo's Reinvent Medicaid Workgroup.

Mr. Keefe's previous roles include serving as CEO of Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance and the commissioner of public health for the City of Cambridge. In 2009, the American College of Healthcare Executives honored him with the Massachusetts Healthcare Executive of the Year Award.

James E. Fanale, MD, will take over as interim president and CEO of Care New England. He currently serves as executive vice president, chief clinical officer and COO of the organization.

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