President Bimal Patel (Hartford Hospital)
Bimal Patel Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and President, Hartford Hospital – Region. Bimal is a healthcare provider and leader, an executive who uses a team-based approach to bring state-of-the-art healthcare. Accomplishments include hospital turnaround, building a top 100 organization, clinical program developments and physician partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, value creation by strategic cost reduction and quality improvements, master planning and systems rollout are some of the key highlights of over 25 years of healthcare experience. He drives necessary change via strong cultural transformation, system operating model development and deployment of lean principles. From basement to boardroom experiences make a well-rounded executive who connects at every level inside and outside of the organization. He has a decade of health system development experience from hospital(s) to integrated care delivery in a multi-matrix organization.
Currently, he is President of the Hartford Region and Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare. In his prior role he was president of two hospitals in the east region of Hartford Healthcare and in addition managed real estate, construction and emergency management across Hartford HealthCare. During his role he implemented a plan for hospital turnaround and growth strategy by partnering with physicians.
Bimal held multiple other roles at Hartford HealthCare including SVP of Operational Integration, Regional VP of Operations and VP of Support Services. During his tenure, he planned facilities turnaround, infrastructure investment, and oversaw the construction of a free-standing Bone and Joint Institute. He led cost improvement opportunities across the health system for four years. During this time, he led the team M&A activity for the system lab services with Quest, valued at $100 plus million dollars.
Prior to joining Hartford HealthCare, he was at Guthrie Health in Sayre, Pennsylvania. In his six plus years at Guthrie he was in a key leadership role over clinical ancillary and support services.
As a trained pharmacist, he has worked in home care, oncology, acute care hospitals and retail leading up to a director of pharmacy. He started his professional carrier with Owen Healthcare now Cardinal Health.