Griffin Hospital
130 Division St
Derby CT 06418
Contact Information
Address 130 Division St
Derby, CT 06418-
Telephone (203) 735-7421 x
Fax 203-732-1311
E-mail info@griffinhealth.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

Griffin Hospital’s mission is to provide personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven health care in a healing environment; to empower individuals to be actively involved in decisions affecting their care and well-being through access to information and education; and to provide leadership to improve the health of the community it serves.The Griffin Hospital of today can be characterized as a leading innovator in the healthcare field, grounded in a commitment to treating the whole person, to facilitating a superior patient experience, and to ensuring the highest levels of patient safety and medical outcomes. Griffin Hospital is known for creating its own future, rather than simply reacting to its environment, and to providing services in a way that anticipates and exceeds the highest expectations of those served. Seeking wholeness, rather than fragmentation, the physicians, staff and volunteers at Griffin Hospital are dedicated to rendering care that encompasses the mind, body and spirit and emphasizes prevention and wellness with a simple goal: to help members of the community Griffin serves live the happiest, healthiest lives possible.

 
Griffin has been the recipient of numerous quality, value and patient experience awards Griffin has received from the various national organizations that measure and monitor hospital performance. These awards recognize the exemplary care and service that Griffin’s talented and dedicated staff deliver to each and every patient served consistent with Griffin’s Planetree Patient-Centered Care model.
 
Griffin recently earned a Top Grade for its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score survey from The Leapfrog Group.  This is the hospital's fifth "A" in three years and Griffin was one of just four hospitals in the state to receive the top score.  The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital safety rating organization whose Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard for patient safety. 
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1909
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Patrick Charmel
Board Chair Mr. Kenneth Baldyga
Board Chair Company Affiliation RBC Bearings
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

Griffin Hospital’s mission is to provide personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven health care in a healing environment; to empower individuals to be actively involved in decisions affecting their care and well-being through access to information and education; and to provide leadership to improve the health of the community it serves.The Griffin Hospital of today can be characterized as a leading innovator in the healthcare field, grounded in a commitment to treating the whole person, to facilitating a superior patient experience, and to ensuring the highest levels of patient safety and medical outcomes. Griffin Hospital is known for creating its own future, rather than simply reacting to its environment, and to providing services in a way that anticipates and exceeds the highest expectations of those served. Seeking wholeness, rather than fragmentation, the physicians, staff and volunteers at Griffin Hospital are dedicated to rendering care that encompasses the mind, body and spirit and emphasizes prevention and wellness with a simple goal: to help members of the community Griffin serves live the happiest, healthiest lives possible.

 
Griffin has been the recipient of numerous quality, value and patient experience awards Griffin has received from the various national organizations that measure and monitor hospital performance. These awards recognize the exemplary care and service that Griffin’s talented and dedicated staff deliver to each and every patient served consistent with Griffin’s Planetree Patient-Centered Care model.
 
Griffin recently earned a Top Grade for its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score survey from The Leapfrog Group.  This is the hospital's fifth "A" in three years and Griffin was one of just four hospitals in the state to receive the top score.  The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital safety rating organization whose Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard for patient safety. 
Background
Griffin Hospital was founded in 1909 with the support of community leaders who were convinced that the six-town Valley region should have its own hospital. Today the non-profit Griffin Hospital is a 160 bed hospital with over 7,000 annual admissions, close to 190,000 outpatient visits, and more than 1,500 employees.  Fundamental to Griffin’s philosophy is empowering patients to become active participants in decisions affecting their care and well being. Griffin is distinguished for providing patient-centered care via the Planetree Model, for outstanding community service, and for commitment to research and education. Griffin became the first member of the Planetree affiliate network in 1992 and soon after opened the first patient care building in the country designed and built based on Planetree design principles.
 
Services at Griffin are shaped by Planetree, a model of healthcare that is patient-centered, informative, empowering and holistic. Every aspect of the Griffin experience – our welcoming and comfortable interiors, patient education and active participation in decisions affecting their care and well being and above all, exceptional clinical care – is designed to foster healing and wellness for patients and their loved ones.

Griffin is a teaching hospital and research center and offers outstanding post graduate medical education in internal and preventive medicine. Griffin is a teaching affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine where many of Griffin’s physicians hold teaching positions. 

Griffin Hospital is the home of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC). The Center is one of thirty-two PRC’s funded by the Centers for Disease Control and is the only one that is hospital rather than university based. The goal of all PRCs is to develop innovative approaches to health promotion and disease prevention that will directly benefit the public’s health.

Griffin’s strategic plan will determine its course for the period 2017 through 2020. The Board adopted strategic plan challenges the organization to reach for higher levels of performance and achievement and to overcome the many obstacles impeding today’s hospitals and health care organizations including the most challenging – financial performance. It also considers the implications of health care reform and its impact on Griffin Hospital’s operation.

 

Impact

Last year, Griffin opened a new Interventional Radiology Suite with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology, which enables the hospital's radiologists to conduct life-saving, minimally invasive procedures that diagnose and treat a range of diseases without surgery.  A 5-month comparison from last year to this year revealed a 73% increase in the number of procedures.

In 2014, Griffin launched a High Reliability Program called "Safety Starts with Me," educating more than 1,500 employees on how to communicate clearly, pay closer attention to detail, mentor and more.  To date, we have had enormous success in reaching our goal of getting our Serious Safety Events rating to zero, which means we have not had a serious safety event since October 2015.
 
The Department of Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurses offers a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, which is a two and a half hour workshop given once a week for six weeks in senior centers, libraries, etc.  The workshops are facilitated by trained leaders, who are experts in their field.  From 2014 to present, close to 250 people have participated in the program.
 
The relocation and expansion of the hospital's ambulatory surgical suite is scheduled to open early summer to better accommodate the growing number of community residents that are choosing Griffin for their surgical care.  The new Suite will improve workflow and operational efficiency, while providing patient with added privacy and comfort.  The number of pre-op/recovery rooms will increase from 6 to 23, the main entrance will be relocated for greater visibility, the reception and waiting area will offer comfortable seating, and new nursing stations will increase nurse responsiveness and patient safety.
 
Griffin also plans to upgrade its radiation oncology equipment, offering our patients state-of-the-art cancer treatment that will produce fewer side effects and improve outcomes. 
Needs

State-of-the-art equipment and updated medical and information technology are critical needs for a hospital to run efficiently and provide exceptional patient care. Therefore, acquisition of new products continues to be the most pressing priority.  

This year, Griffin plans to update its radiation oncology equipment that will offer our patients state-of-the-art cancer treatment that will produce fewer side effects and improve outcomes.  The new Radiosurgery equipment precisely delivers high doses to sites such as brain, lung, pancreas, liver, prostate, kidney and spinal tumors.  This technology will not replace our current technology, rather expand our treatment options that we will be able to offer to our patients.

 Unrestricted funds are also needed to support the ongoing operational needs of the hospital.  Funds used support programs such as the hospice fund, providing comfort to patients as well as family members; the Childbirth Center programs such as providing special dinners for families and working with the Read to Grow program; the Planetree Fund that supports amenities such as art and music services, soft touch and Reiki; and the Cancer Center, providing financial assistance to patients in need.

 

CEO Statement

Over the years, Griffin Hospital has experienced significant growth, offering new services and improving our capabilities to better meet the heath care needs of the community.  Last year, Griffin opened a new Interventional Radiology Suite, which is considered one of the  most advance technologies available because it can diagnose and treat various medical conditions without surgery.  The new Surgical Suite will open this summer to meet the hospital's growth in outpatient surgery, meet the expanding needs of new surgeons and provide our patients with an exceptional experience that exceeds expectations.  The expansion of the Surgical Suite will also help accommodate new techniques developed by our highly trained surgeons, such as an outpatient hip replacement, where the patient can go home that same day.

The hospital's commitment to seeking accreditation and ensuring that its clinicians have access to the latest clinical tools to provide care is part of Griffin's commitment to patient safety and quality.  In 2016, Griffin received a three-year re-accreditation from The Joint Commission, which recognizes an organization's commitment to meet certain performance standards, ensuring our patients effective care of the highest quality and value.  Griffin also earned a Top Grade for its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score survey from The Leapfrog Group.  This is the hospital's fifth "A" in three years and Griffin was one of just four hospitals in the state to receive the top score.  Leapfrog is an independent hospital safety rating organization whose Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, rating errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
While no means all-inclusive, this summary of recent accomplishments provides a representative snapshot of what took place during the past two years.  As a result, the collective efforts of the Griffin family have the hospital well-positioned for both the known and the unforeseen challenges of the future. 
 
Board Chair Statement

The real impact of the Affordable Care Act on hospitals and the nation’s healthcare system is still unknown.  What we do know is that the Act is aimed primarily at decreasing the number of uninsured Americans and reducing the overall costs of health care.  It is still not clear though how that will be achieved and what the impact will be on hospitals.  Additional reforms are aimed at improving healthcare outcomes and streamlining the delivery of health care. It is clear though that reimbursement to care providers from both government and commercial payers will shift dramatically to payment based on population health, decreasing unnecessary health services, quality, patient safety and the patient experience which might be called the “value proposition.”

The Strategic Affairs Committee must factor all of these into the next strategic plan as well as the environmental factors that will likely dramatically change Connecticut’s hospital playing field.  The consolidation of the state’s hospitals into large systems and the acquisition of some by national for-profit companies are both escalating rapidly, and the impact on the marketplace, the competitive environment, and Griffin must be considered. 

Through a relentless pursuit of excellence for more than two decades, Griffin Hospital has become the hospital of choice for the majority of residents who count on our efficient, high quality and personalized care.  Griffin will continue to invest in technology and services that expand our capability to meet the needs of those we serve and maintain our industry leading performance in the areas of quality, safety, patient satisfaction and efficiency of care.  This is a formula that has worked in the past and will continue to work no matter how much change occurs in the healthcare world.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / General Hospitals
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Derby
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Milford
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Woodbridge
Griffin Hospital serves the towns that comprise the Lower Naugatuck Valley including Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford and Beacon Falls and surrounding towns including Bethany, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, Orange, Prospect, Southbury, Stratford, Trumbull, Woodbridge and Woodbury.
Programs
Description

 Consistent with Griffin Hospital’s mission to improve the health of the community it serves, the Department of Community Outreach and the Valley Parish Nurse (VPN) program extend the hospital’s reach well beyond its walls. The nurses providefree health screenings, informational resources, links to healthcare, wellness and safety programs, education, and supportive services to community members throughout the Valley.  TheNurses do not work in offices, rather in the hearts of the neighborhoods they serve, identifying shortages and problems, and linking adults and children with the services and resources that can best help them. In 2007, Griffin expanded its visibility and was able to effectively and efficiently reach more community members with the addition of a state-of-the-art, 29-foot Mobile Health Resource Van. The van visits approximately 35 sites a month, and is present at virtually every other fair, festival, and community gathering in the Valley. 

 

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

During 2012, the Community Outreach department and the Parish Nurses made more than 50,000 contacts in the community and made nearly 22,000 referrals and/or recommendations. They performed 8,300 health screenings, which can help identify problems when they are most treatable, provided more than 600 bicycle helmets and over 300 car/booster seats at no cost. Of the 8,300 screenings two people were sent to the emergency department, with 680 needing to see their doctor for a health issue identified by one of the nurses.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The Valley Parish Nurses make significant contributions to the health, safety and wellness of the lives of many in the Valley community. They listen and help people on a variety of issues. They comfort and refer parents and children who are coping with illness, financial strain and family domestic issues. They educate parents and children show who are at risk for Internet predators. They meet and counsel elderly people who are struggling amid the problems and complications of aging. They educate parents and children on topics such as bike safety and many preventable unintentional childhood injuries. The nurses are also part of the Local Prevention Council for three of the six Valley towns, working toward educating children of the hazards of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. In conjunction with the Boys and Girls club, the Valley Parish Nurses host the largest Children’s Health & Safety fair, working with 100 volunteers and more than 2,000 participants.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

The Valley Parish Nurse Program is directed by Daun Barrett who was also a guiding force in its early design and evolution. Daun is active in the community and has been the recipient of numerous service recognition awards.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

A mom shared her story about how her trailer caught on fire, but everyone was able to escape thanks to the “Smoke House” education program at the Children’s Health and Safety Fair. The “Smoke House” is filled with water vapor to simulate smoke and children practice how to get out of a burning building. Using what they learned from this exercise, the children and mother were able to escape unharmed. 

 

Another story came from a woman who came for a simple “blood pressure check” and ended up being rushed to the hospital. During her visit the nurse identified stroke factors and quickly determined that something was very wrong. Because of this immediate action, the impact of a beginning stroke was significantly diminished.

Description

 The Valley Breast Wellness Initiative provides free screening mammograms and assistance for diagnostic testing to women in the greater Valley area regardless of their ability to pay.  The Community Outreach department and Valley Parish Nurses maintain a presence in neighborhoods, businesses, churches, health clubs, etc., in the greater Valley area, providing outreach and education to all women about the importance of breast wellness and early detection.  The Nurse Navigator encourage women to get a mammogram and help navigate patients through the local healthcare system, working in tandem with the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.

 

Population Served Females / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

In some cases, an abnormality was discovered after a breast screening. These women were able to receive additional testing and in a couple of rare cases, treatment which helped save their lives.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

The Community Outreach Director, Daun Barrett and the Director of Radiology, Christine Cooper oversee this initiative.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.  There are many stories of women who are uninsured or underinsured, who are so grateful that they are able to receive a free mammogram at no cost, they literally break down in tears. In one instance, we were able to save a woman’s life. An abnormality was detected in her screening mammogram and a biopsy proved late stage breast cancer. She underwent surgery and a treatment plan that ultimately saved her life.
Description In 2016, the Valley Parish Nurses launched an innovative Advance Care Planning program, thanks to the Valley Community Foundation who provided assistance for the program.  It is a means by which patients' choices are known and implemented to ensure that they received medical, spiritual and value-centered services that matches their identified goals at the end of their life.  This will help alleviate unnecessary suffering, improve quality of life and provide better understanding of the decision-making challenges facing the individual and his / her caregivers
Population Served / /
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
The plan can include such things as:
   * Values - what do you value most about your physical or mental well being (do you love the outdoors, read or listen to music)?
   * Family / Friend Relationships - who among your family and friends are important to you and have you talked about your medical care?
   * Spiritual / Religious Beliefs - do you have religious beliefs about medical treatment? How does your faith community support you?
   * Medical - under what conditions would you want the goals of medical treatment to change from trying to continue your life to focusing on your comfort? Would you want a hospice other form of palliative care offered to you?
   * Making plans - if you could plan it today, what would the last day or week of your life be like?  Where would you be?  Who would be with you? 
Description Griffin Hospital hosts free six-week workshops to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives.  The Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop provides information and strategies to help those with chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, and pain and anxiety increase their energy and take control of their health.  The primary objective is for participants to learn and incorporate permanent lifestyle changes to improve their health, which include nutrition and healthy eating, problem solving, fitness and exercise, relaxation management, handling difficult emotions, positive thinking medication management, working with a healthcare provider, stress management and more.  Participants will work with trained facilitators to set long and short term goals, develop strategies, and review helpful tips to live well.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Participants will learn how to eat healthy without giving up the food they love; how to add exercise even with limited time; how to deal with stress, and coping with challenges and temptations when eating out.  The program also offers a support mechanism that coaches participants on how to get back on track if they stray.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The goal is for participants to gain confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives.  Outcomes from this program have included significant improvements in depression, symptoms of hypoglycemia, better communication with physicians, healthy eating and reading food labels and improved blood sugar and A1c values (for people with diabetes).
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Support group are offered with this program for people who enjoy getting together to discuss their experiences, share ideas and provide emotional support for one another.  Some people who have completed the workshop like to attend the support groups as they continue to show progress with their health.
Description
Griffin Hospital offers a wide array of services including:
   * Bariatric
   * Breast Care
   * Cancer Care
   * Cardiology and Heart Health
   * Diagnostic Imaging
   * Emergency Care
   * Gastroenterology and Digestive Health
   * Geriatric Health
   * Inpatient Care
   * Interventioinal Radiology
   * Joint Health
   * Laboratory and Pathology
   * Maternity and Childbirth
   * Occupational Health and Workplace Safety
   * Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   * Psychiatric and Mental Health
   * Sleep Health
   * Surgery
   * Urologic and Pelvic Health
   * Weight Loss and Management
   * Wound Care
 
Every aspect of care at Griffin Hospital is shaped by Planetree principles - from our welcoming, comfortable interiors, to our emphasis on patient and family education and involvement, to our exceptional care. 
Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The traditional approach of reacting to illnesses is shifting towards a proactive approach to overall wellness and general well-being.  Increasingly, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers are being rewarded to keep people - and in some cases, entire populations - healthy.  While this is not a new concept, what is new is that the incentives are being aligned to help achieve the promotion of true population health.
 
For many years, Griffin and other forward-thinking healthcare providers have focused efforts on prevention and wellness, because it was the right things to do for those we serve.  Now, we are seeing the state and federal governments (Medicaid and Medicare), as well as private insurers and employers that pay for health coverage, recognize the cost-effective value of those efforts.
 
Griffin Hospital, as the hub of the Valley's health system, long ago realized that there are many spokes that reach out to where, from a population health standpoint, the rubber hits the road.  We have a long and proud history of helping organize and coordinate community resources that identify and address individual and regional health needs and provide support for our most vulnerable residents.
 
Working collaboratively with the Naugatuck Valley Health District, the Valley Council for Health and Human Services, the Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (formerly VSAAC), and our Valley Parish Nurses community outreach program, we proactively address issue areas such as childhood obesity, early detection screening of cancer, childhood asthma and substance abuse prevention to effect change and imrpove the health of our community. 
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Patrick Charmel
Term Start Mar 1979
Email pcharmel@griffinhealth.org
Experience
 Patrick A. Charmel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Griffin Hospital and its parent organization, Griffin Health Services Corporation, has been associated with Griffin since 1979, when he served as a student intern while attending Quinnipiac University.  After serving in a number of administrative positions, he became President in 1998. As President of Griffin Health Services Corporation, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Planetree Inc., a subsidiary corporation. During his tenure, he has positioned Griffin Hospital as an award-winning, innovative organization, recognized as an industry leader in providing personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven health care in a healing environment. 
 
 In 2008, he completed a three year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality to which he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services. He is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Hospital Association, Chairman of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors of Qualidigm, a CMS contracted quality improvement organization. Charmel is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Quinnipiac University Alumni Association and a University Trustee.
 
 After graduating from Quinnipiac University, Charmel received a Masters of Public Health degree from Yale University.  In 2006 he was the recipient of the John D. Thompson Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award at Yale University. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Public Health.  Quinnipiac University honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. In May, 2010, he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Quinnipiac University.  He is a recipient of the James E. West Fellow Award from the Boy Scouts of America and the 2009 Planetree Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 915
Number of Part Time Staff 640
Number of Volunteers 346
Staff Retention Rate 94%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1555 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 1555
Senior Staff
Title Vice President, Patient Care Services
Title Vice President, Amulatory Services
Title President, Planetree
Title Vice President, Accountable Care and General Counsel
Title Vice President, Patient Safety & Care Improvement
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Vice President of Medical Affairs
Title Vice President, Operations - Integrated Medical Group
Formal Evaluations
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Collaborations
 Healthcare Alliance Insurance Company, LTD, a Cayman Islands based captive insurance company owned jointly by Griffin Health Services Corp., Milford Health and Medical Inc. and the Greater Waterbury Health Network Inc.

           Radiation Oncology relationship with the Hospital of St. Raphael

           Genetic Counseling with Yale New Haven Hospital

           Pathology Lab Services with Waterbury, Middlesex, Manchester, Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals

           Charger Health Center/Ansonia High School

           Hill Health Center

           Yale School of Medicine

           Yale- Griffin Prevention Resource Center

           The Valley Women’s Health Initiative

           Women’s Heart Club

           Valley Parish Nurse Program

           Valley Council of Health and Human Service Organizations

           Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

           Connecticut Hospice

           Connecticut Hospital Association

           American Hospital Association

           Various other area hospitals related to specific services and programs
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in 2010The Joint Commission2011
Designated Planetree Patient-Centered HospitalPlanetree2011
2010 Award for QualityPremier Healthcare Alliance2010
Distinguished Hospital for Clinical ExcellenceHealthGrades2011
Outstanding Patient Experience AwardHealthGrades2010
Emergency Medicine Excellence AwardHealthGrades2011
Hospital Value Index AwardData Advantage2010
National Top PerformerThe Joint Commission2011
Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement AwardAmerican Heart Association / American Stroke Association2013
Angie's LIst Super Service AwardAngie's list2013
2013 Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresThe Joint Commission2014
"A"Grade, Fall 2014 Hospital Safety ScoreThe Leapfrog Group2014
Community Hospital Cancer Program Accreditation with CommendationCommission on Cancer2013
2013 Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresThe Joint Commission2014
2014 Legacy Project AwardAmerican College of Healthcare Architects2014
"A" Grade, Spring and Fall 2015 Hospital Safety ScoreThe Leapfrog Group2015
Stroke Silver Quality Achievement AwardGet With the Guidelines2015
2014 Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresThe Joint Commission2015
"A" Grade, Spring and Fall 2016 Hospital Safety ScoreThe Leapfrog Group2016
Board Chair
Mr. Kenneth Baldyga
Company Affiliation RBC Bearings
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Joseph Andreana CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
Dr. John Aversa Jr.Vice President, Medical Staff
Mr. John W. Betkoski IIIDept. of Public Utility Control
Dr. Gregory Boris Chairman, Department of Emergency Services
Frederick Browne M.D.
Mr. Patrick Charmel President and CEO, Griffin Hospital
Donna DiGianvittorio
Ms. Nancy DiNardo Democratic State Central Committee
Dr. Kenneth Dobuler Chairman, Department of Medicine
Ms. Jean Crum Jones MPH, RDJones Family Farm
Ms. Themis Klarides State Representative
Mr. Michael Law Senior Director, Customer Strategy and Planning
Mr. George S. Logan Aquarion Water Company of CT
Mr. Frank M. Osak Retired
Wm. Neil Pearson M.D.Vice President, Medical Staff
Mr. Mark Peterson Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Robert G. Reiss The CEO Show
Mr. Gerald Weiner Esq.Town of Woodbridge, Town Counsel
Phillip White
Mr. John J. Zaprzalka Apicella, Testa & Company
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 4
Standing Committees
Audit
Finance
Nominating
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Governance
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2017
Projected Revenue $174,679,926.00
Projected Expenses $159,685,703.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$153,074,211$141,539,678$131,995,459
Total Expenses$144,976,741$132,245,343$129,668,089
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$607,487$222,804$428,886
Government Contributions$1,696,835$1,661,116$1,802,806
Federal$942,111----
State$178,944----
Local------
Unspecified$575,780$1,661,116$1,802,806
Individual Contributions------
------
$147,861,773$138,777,765$128,990,660
Investment Income, Net of Losses$390,781$323,608$320,617
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$2,517,335$554,385$452,490
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$117,665,153$121,143,707$119,259,670
Administration Expense$27,311,588$11,101,636$10,408,419
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.071.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%92%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$115,933,017$119,095,066$119,856,922
Current Assets$23,630,409$23,737,030$23,071,262
Long-Term Liabilities$120,625,577$111,322,744$107,411,621
Current Liabilities$24,883,823$24,438,881$26,152,476
Total Net Assets($29,576,383)($16,666,559)($13,707,175)
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountDept. of Health & Human Services $745,789 --Dept. of Health & Human Services $968,396
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNational Center for Chronic Disease & Health Promotion $545,028 --California Walnut Commission $264,200
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountISOTHRIVE, LLC. $218,500 --The Hershey Company $245,100
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.950.970.88
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets104%93%90%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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Address 130 Division St
Derby, CT 06418
Primary Phone 203 735-7421
Contact Email info@griffinhealth.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Patrick Charmel
Board Chair Mr. Kenneth Baldyga
Board Chair Company Affiliation RBC Bearings

 

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