CHP Welcomes Bethany Kieley as CEO

Aug 3, 2023 | News

Community Health Programs Inc. has named Bethany Kieley as its new CEO. She joined the countywide healthcare network effective July 17.

Kieley was most recently chief operations officer at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, a federally qualified health center serving 55,000 patients in greater New Haven, Conn.

At CHP Berkshires, she will oversee a $30 million budget and approximately 260 employees. The network’s primary care, dental care, OB/GYN care, and extensive family support services care for more than 30,000 Berkshire region residents, including patients in Vermont, Connecticut, and New York.

Previously, Kieley worked for nearly 12 years with ProHealth Physicians, a large medical practice network in Connecticut. At ProHealth, she advanced through the ranks from her first role as a regional manager to the position of vice president in practice operations, programs, and services.

Kieley also worked as chief operating officer for Women’s Care Florida, and in her earlier career held operational roles at medical practices in New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts.

“Bethany brings an impressive leadership background to CHP, along with a true passion for the work of federally qualified health centers like ours, which provide health care for all,” said Brian Drake, president of the CHP board. “She will be a strong asset to CHP, Berkshires, and to the wider Berkshire community as we move forward.”

Kieley earned her master’s degree in business administration from Plymouth State University and completed a healthcare executive leadership program at Stanford University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music and business from DePaul University.

Prior to relocating to the Berkshires, she was an active volunteer tutor and board member for Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.

Community Health Programs, Inc., is a healthcare network based in the Berkshires of Western Mass. serving approximately 30,000 regional residents with comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services at multiple practice locations. CHP Family Services provides a range of support, parent education, and resources to families. CHP accepts most forms of private and public health insurance and offers sliding fees for qualifying patients. CHP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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