Patrick A. Charmel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Hospital and its parent organization, Griffin Health Services Corporation, has been associated with Griffin since 1979, when he served as an undergraduate student intern while attending Quinnipiac University. After earning a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University in 1983, he joined Griffin Hospital’s Executive Staff and served in a number of Administrative positions. He became President and CEO in 1998.
As President and CEO of Griffin Health Services Corporation, he also serves as Chairman of Planetree Inc., a subsidiary corporation. Planetree is a not-for-profit organization that supports a membership that includes more than 800 care sites across the United States and 24 foreign countries that are committed to patient empowerment and the delivery of person-centered care to improve the care experience. Charmel also serves as Chairman of the Value Care Alliance, a collaboration of Connecticut hospitals, health systems, and physician organizations working together to build the infrastructure and capabilities necessary to deliver high value accountable care.
During his tenure, Charmel has positioned Griffin Hospital as an award-winning, innovative organization, recognized as an industry leader in providing personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven healthcare in a healing environment. Under his leadership, Griffin appeared on the Fortune Magazine list of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” for 10 consecutive years. The Griffin Hospital management team was selected by HealthLeaders Media as the nation’s “Top Leadership Team in Healthcare” for community and mid-sized hospitals. Griffin and Charmel have been profiled in a number of popular business books including Tribal Leadership, The Little Big Things by Tom Peters, The Transformative CEO and The Disney Way.
Charmel is also co-author of the book “Putting Patients First,” which received the American College of Healthcare Executive’s Healthcare book of the year award. A third edition of the book was released in October 2013.