JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County, is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Peter Daniels as Executive Vice President and System Chief Operating Officer. In this senior leadership role, Daniels will supervise the overall system operations at CarePoint Health including all three hospitals, out-patient facilities and physician offices. He brings over thirty years of experience in hospital administration and management to the system.
"We could not be more excited for Peter to join us," said CarePoint Health Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Kelly. "His wide range of experience and depth of knowledge will allow him to hit the ground running as we continue to invest in our people and infrastructure to better serve our communities for decades to come."
Daniels joins the leadership team along with Kirat Kharode, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, who joined CarePoint Health from Jersey City Medical Center this spring. In this role, Kharode has been charged with developing a direction for organizational growth and ensuring that CarePoint Health continues to meet the needs of the community.
"Kirat is one of the rising stars in healthcare in our region and we are excited to have him as part of our leadership team," said Kelly. "He will allow us to focus on providing the right care at the right time in the right setting for the patients we serve."
About W. Peter Daniels
Prior to joining CarePoint Health, W. Peter Daniels was Chief Operating Officer of Hospital Services at Cook County Health and Hospital System, a large and complex health care system in Illinois. While there, he was instrumental in the transformation of the system, both leading and being a part of initiatives directly impacting patients. Most notably, Daniels led a team that improved operational performance in the emergency department at Stroger Hospital, resulting in a 35% decrease in wait times and a 75% decrease in patients leaving without being seen; helped improved processes and services across the health system and served in a leadership role for the redevelopment plan of the Central Campus, including new outpatient and administrative space.
Throughout his career, Daniels has not only led several high profile projects, he's held numerous senior leadership positions at major New York/Metropolitan area health care systems including as president of Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health System in New Jersey.
Daniels received a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree in Business Administration with a specialty in finance and quantitative analysis from Long Island University and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was a co-founder of a telecommunications company, has co-authored several professional publications, and has taught graduate students in business administration at Mercy College in New York, and a course in public health at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He has lectured extensively, has served on numerous boards and has been an active participant in many community activities, including as a volunteer for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Boy Scouts of America.
About Kirat Kharode
Kirat Kharode is a seasoned health care operations and strategy executive with a strong track record of revenue growth and innovation. Prior to joining CarePoint Health, Kharode led the development of an ambulatory network in Hudson County at Barnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center for several years and held a number of leadership positions at Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a health care services company with $11 billion dollars in annual revenue. Prior to Tenet, he was part of the leadership team at the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Abramson Cancer Center, where he was awarded its distinguished "Operations Excellence Award." Kharode began his career at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, where he led the development of the VA's first independent liver and kidney transplant program in the U.S. During that same year, he received the VA's prestigious "Gold Award for Excellence in Government Service."
A native of New Jersey, Kharode earned bachelor's degrees in Life Sciences and Health Policy Administration from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. He received a master's degree in Healthcare Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has a Juris Doctor from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in PA. In 2014, Kharode was awarded the American College of Healthcare Executive's Regent Award for the state of New Jersey, and in 2012, he was named to Becker's Hospital Reviews "Rising Stars under age 40." Kharode is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has mentored a number of early careerists pursuing careers in health care management.
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About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County region. Combining the resources of three area hospitals – Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor's office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, www.carepointhealth.org. For information on CarePoint's Neighborhood Health Centers visit our YouTube channel.
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