PROVIDENCE – The Hospital Association of Rhode Island has recently welcomed CharterCARE Health Partners CEO John J. Holiver as the newly elected chairman of the HARI board of trustees.
Holiver was named CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners 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 health care sector. 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,” he said.
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, the system’s flagship hospital, and in the same capacity at both Norwood and Good Samaritan hospitals. He also served as CEO of Manet Community Health System in Massachusetts.
Holiver is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 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.
Michael Souza, CEO of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, was recently elected vice chairman of the HARI board of trustees.
Souza joined the Prime Healthcare Services system in 2017. Before becoming CEO of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, Souza served in several roles at Hospital Association of Rhode Island, including president of the association. Souza joined HARI in 2009 from Signature Healthcare in Brockton, Mass., where he served as corporate controller and was responsible for the accounting, reporting and control functions of the corporation’s various entities. He also served as director of financial planning at Landmark Medical Center.
“I am honored to accept the nomination of vice chair for the HARI board of trustees,” said Souza. “I look forward to partnering with HARI leadership in an effort to address the myriad of issues facing health care today.”
Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Borkowski@PBN.com.