William "Chip" Holmes Named to Top Post at Moses-Ludington Hospital

September 7, 2011

Michael Carrese
Marketing  and Communications
802-847-2886

TICONDEROGA NY – Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT and Moses-Ludington Hospital announce the appointment of William “Chip” Holmes as president and chief executive officer, Moses-Ludington Hospital, effective Monday, October 31. He will also join the vice president team within Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Holmes comes to Moses-Ludington from Quorum Health Resources. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Quorum is a hospital management company focused on not-for-profit hospital management services.  Holmes was a regional vice president responsible for executive and operational oversight of 14 not-for-profit hospitals and health systems in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

“I am looking forward to leading Moses-Ludington through the dynamic environment all hospitals face in this era of health care reform,” Holmes said.  “Even with the challenges ahead, the organization will have many opportunities to shape health care in the region particularly as we explore potential initiatives with the Hudson Headwaters Health Network. Further, the additional expertise that is available to Moses-Ludington through the affiliation with Fletcher Allen will be of great benefit as we go forward. I can’t wait to begin and to meet people in the community.”

“Chip is a seasoned hospital executive and I am very pleased that he accepted the position with us,” said Sandra Bolton, Chairperson, Inter-Lakes Health Board of Directors. “As a native of Fairfax, Vermont and having served as CEO of Littleton Regional Hospital in New Hampshire, he is no stranger to our region.  He brings the experience of serving in small and large facilities and their respective health systems in both rural and urban settings.”

Holmes will replace Charles Miceli, C.P.M., vice president of Supply Chain and Pharmacy Services at Fletcher Allen, who served as Moses-Ludington’s interim chief executive officer while the search for a permanent CEO was conducted.  Miceli has served in that position since April 2011.

Prior to his responsibilities as a Quorum Regional Vice President, Holmes most recently served as chief executive officer at Littleton Regional Hospital from 2001-2006. He has also served as chief operating officer at Abilene Regional Medical Center, Abilene, TX, and has more than 20 years experience in hospital administration.

Holmes received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology at Union College, Schenectady, NY, followed by a Master of Health Administration degree at Tulane University, New Orleans. He is board-certified in health care management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).                                   

Holmes is married to Margie Laferriere from St. Johnsbury, VT and is the proud father of two teenage daughters, Carson and Isabelle Holmes.

About Moses-Ludington

Moses-Ludington Corporation is a family of health services located in Ticonderoga, NY between Lake George and Lake Champlain in the Adirondack Mountains.  Inter-lakes Health services patients from Essex, Warren and Washington Counties. The not-for-profit family members include Moses-Ludington Hospital, a 15-bed Critical Access Hospital, Heritage Commons Residential Health Care, a 84-bed nursing home, Moses-Ludington Adult Care, a 23-bed adult home, the Inter-Lakes Dental Clinic, and Lord Howe Estates, a 43-unit HUD Section 8 202 multi-family housing complex for low income elderly. 

Our mission is to be a caring, community responsive health care partner that promotes wellness, individual dignity, and quality and value.

It is our vision to facilitate a coordinated continuum of quality, cost-effective health services which include acute and emergency services, assessment and referral, primary care, long- term care, restorative services, education and community outreach. To learn more, please join us at www.interlakeshealth.com.

About Fletcher Allen

Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center.  Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.  Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. 

Fletcher Allen now has affiliations with three northern New York hospitals – Inter-Lakes Health (Ticonderoga, NY), Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) and Canton-Potsdam Hospital (Potsdam, NY). With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region.

For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.