SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Life Care announced today that president and chief executive officer Charles Gigante will retire, effective April 30, 2012. The board of directors is conducting an internal and external search for his successor.
Mr. Gigante joined New England Life Care in 1993 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was selected to serve as president and chief executive officer in 2004. During his tenure the organization has experienced great growth, including expansion to eastern Massachusetts and bringing five significant hospitals into its membership. New England Life Care enjoyed continuous certification by The Joint Commission while under Mr. Gigante's leadership.
"I take pride in the many accomplishments that New England Life Care has been able to make in the last 18 years, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many outstanding professionals within the organization and at our member hospitals," said Mr. Gigante. "It is my intent to spend the next nine months actively engaged in addressing the ongoing challenges of our ever-changing industry and in assisting the board in the search process for my replacement."
Chairman of the board of directors, Peter Chalke, commented, "We are very grateful to Chuck for his dedication to New England Life Care and for the growth under his leadership. While he will be missed, we will continue to provide the exemplary service for our members that Chuck helped instill in our organization."
Founded in 1987, New England Life Care is a 501 (e) hospital services cooperative that brings considerable expertise and experience to the delivery of efficient and effective therapeutic infusion services. Our members include many of New England's most prestigious teaching hospitals.
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SOURCE New England Life Care