Christopher J. McManus, of Newport, RI, has joined CharterCARE Health Partners as Assistant Administrator for Roger Williams Medical Center. With extensive health-related experience in operations and continuous improvement, McManus will share responsibility for general operations and management of the hospital and related facilities, including coordination of all department strategic planning, program development, productivity and best practices.

Prior to joining CharterCARE, McManus held a number of progressive management roles with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, including provider operations, relations and enrollment. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and led system wide process improvement teams and programming at Blue Cross. He also served as a Hospital Corpsman with the United States Navy in multiple locations, such as the naval health care facility in Newport.

McManus is a graduate of Roger Williams University and received his Masters in health services administration from Salve Regina University. He has recently completed all course requirements in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at Brown University. He is a member of the American Society for Quality and the American College of Healthcare Executives, where he serves as the treasurer for the Rhode Island Chapter.

CharterCARE Health Partners is the corporate parent of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima hospital. It operates a total of 579 licensed hospital beds, employs approximately 2,800 employees and has annual operating revenues of approximately $330 million.

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