Ocean State Healthcare names Charest new CEO and chief operating officer

PROVIDENCE – Richard R. Charest has been named CEO and chief operating officer of Ocean State Healthcare, the parent organization for Ocean State Urgent Care and Ocean State Primary Care, with five combined urgent and primary care sites, nine stand-alone urgent care sites and four stand-alone primary care locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Charest is a well-known leader in the Rhode Island health care community, most recently having served as CEO at Prime Healthcare Services-Landmark, formerly Landmark Medical Center, and previously Woonsocket Hospital.

Ocean State Healthcare is a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm New Harbor Capital.

“We are extremely happy to have Rick join our organization, as he is uniquely qualified to understand the health care needs of the Rhode Island and broader Northeast community,” said Ed Lhee, partner at New Harbor Capital.

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“We welcome Rick to the team in this important leadership role. His commitment to quality patient care and service make him a great leader for our growing company,” said Dr. Rob Crausman, co-founder of Ocean State Healthcare.

The company, headquartered in Providence, treats more than 200,000 patients annually through an affiliated network of 60 clinical providers across Rhode Island.

Ocean State Healthcare has dual primary care and urgent care offices in Coventry, Cumberland, Providence’s East Side, Westerly and Fall River. The company has stand-alone urgent care offices in Lincoln, Westerly, Coventry, Cumberland, Providence’s East Side, East Providence, East Greenwich and Fall River, and stand-alone primary care offices in Lincoln, East Providence and East Greenwich.

Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Borkowski@PBN.com