Regional & Hospital Leaders

Hartford Hospital President

bio_Bimal_Patel.png Bimal Patel
President, Hartford Hospital & Hartford Region
SVP, Hartford HealthCare (HHC)

Hartford Regional Vice Presidents

Cheryl Ficara Cheryl Ficara, RN, MS, NEA-BC
VP, Patient Care Services
Peter Fraser Peter Fraser
Regional VP, Human Resources
Ajay Kumar, MD, FACP, SFHM Ajay Kumar, MD, FACP, SFHM
VP, Medical Affairs
Gregory Makowski Gregory Makowski
VP, HHC Clinical Laboratory Services
Barry Kriesberg Barry N. Kriesberg, FACHE
HHC Regional VP, Operations
Carol Garlick Carol S. Garlick, CFRE
VP, Philanthropy

Hartford Hospital Board of Directors

Douglas Elliot (Chair)
President, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

David R. McHale (Vice Chair)
Executive Vice President, Northeast Utilities

Arnold Chase
Chase Enterprises

Alexia E. Cruz
Vice President, General Liability, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

James M. Loree
President & Chief Executive Office, Stanley Black & Decker

Yvette Melendez

Dariush Owlia, MD

E. Carol Polifroni, EdD
Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing

Magdalena Rodriguez
President and CEO, Community Renewal Team, Inc.

Matthew L. Saidel, MD
Partner, Medical Director, Women’s Health Connecticut

Eric Zachs
Co-Chairman, Message Center Management, Inc. and Torrecom Partners, LP

Ex-officio
Bimal Patel

President, Hartford Hospital & Hartford Region
Senior Vice President Hartford HealthCare

Stacy R. Nerenstone, MD
President, Medical Staff, Hartford Hospital