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Hospital Names New President and Chief Executive Officer

New Britain [March 05 2010] - Clarence J. Silvia of Manchester has been named president and chief executive officer of The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) and president of the Central Connecticut Health Alliance (CCHA), the hospital’s parent organization, effective immediately.

Silvia, 54, most recently was senior vice president and chief operating officer for CCHA and the hospital. Prior to this, Silvia was president and CEO of Bradley Memorial Hospital, a post he assumed in 1993, after serving as the hospital’s executive vice president for seven years. A Connecticut native, Silvia is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he also earned his MBA, with a concentration in Health Systems.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce Mr. Silvia’s appointment as our new CEO,” said John S. Manning, chairman of the hospital’s Board of Directors, which approved the appointment Thursday evening. “Mr. Silvia’s long and distinguished career with our organization makes him uniquely qualified to guide the hospital. As the former president and CEO of Bradley Memorial Hospital, Mr. Silvia played a key leadership role in facilitating both the development of the Central Connecticut Health Alliance in 1995 and the merger of Bradley Memorial and New Britain General Hospitals, resulting in the formation of The Hospital of Central Connecticut in 2006. The appointment of an internal candidate like Mr. Silvia, who has extensive knowledge of all facets of our hospital and healthcare system—including our caring and dedicated staff—will serve to ensure a smooth and seamless transition of our executive leadership team.”

Silvia said he was looking forward to his new position.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected as president and CEO of The Hospital of Central Connecticut,” Silvia said. “Our hospital has incredibly talented staff and physicians; strong levels of support from dedicated volunteers and donors; and a commitment to meet the healthcare needs of our community that has not diminished in more than a century. I look forward to continuing those traditions far into the future as we further our commitment to provide sophisticated, compassionate healthcare services to the residents of Central Connecticut.”

Silvia replaces Laurence A. Tanner, the organization’s leader since 1987. Tanner is stepping down as president and CEO of the hospital in preparation for retirement. Tanner, however, remains the chief executive of the Central Connecticut Health Alliance through June 2010 to assist with the regulatory phase of the proposed affiliation of CCHA with the Hartford HealthCare Corporation, the parent organization of Hartford Hospital. On July 1, 2010, Silvia will become CEO of CCHA, where he has also been named president.
Silvia and his wife Joan live in Manchester with their three children.


About Clarence Silvia
• Experience: More than 30 years experience in hospital administration and management including:
o President and CEO, The Hospital of Central Connecticut – March 2010
o Chief operating officer, The Hospital of Central Connecticut – 1995-2010
o Senior vice president of operations, Central Connecticut Health Alliance – 1995-2010
o President and chief executive officer (1993-2006); executive vice president (1986-1993) – Bradley Memorial Hospital And Health Center
o Vice president of professional services, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, CT, 1983-1986
• Education: M.B.A. in health systems; B.S. in chemistry, University of Connecticut,

About The Hospital of Central Connecticut (
• Formed in 2006 with the merger of the former New Britain General Hospital and Bradley Memorial Hospital (Southington)
• 414 beds, 32 bassinets (New Britain General campus, 330 beds and 32 bassinets; Bradley Memorial campus, 84 beds)
• Nearly 3,000 employees and 500 physicians
• Licensed by the State of Connecticut; accredited by The Joint Commission and other healthcare organizations (more)
• Affiliated with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and other universities
• Provides inpatient and outpatient services in general medicine and surgery and various specialties
• Fiscal year 2009 stats: 20,040 admissions; 103,056 Emergency Department visits

About the Central Connecticut Health Alliance (
• Group of affiliated healthcare organizations throughout Central Connecticut that provide a wide array of services.
• Members:
o Hospital of Central Connecticut
o Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut
o Central Connecticut Senior Care Services – Jerome Home, Arbor Rose Assisted Living, New Britain; Southington Care Center; Mulberry Gardens of Southington; The Orchards at Southington
o Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging
o Open MRI of Southington
o Community Mental Health Affiliates
o Alliance Occupational Health
o Central Connecticut Physical Medicine
o CenConn Services Inc.

Contact: Helayne Lightstone, 860-224-5470

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