HopeHealth is pleased to announce that Kenneth E. Arnold of Chatham, retired senior vice president for Lifespan, has been added to its board of directors. Arnold retired in 2016 as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Lifespan Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island. He joined the management of Rhode Island Hospital in 1992 and was part of the group that created Lifespan, an integrated health care delivery system. Prior to moving to Rhode Island, he worked in several healthcare organizations, including the University Medical Center of his alma mater, Tulane University. Arnold has a master’s degree in health systems management and a law degree from Tulane University. He and his wife live in Chatham, Massachusetts. Their three children and eleven grandchildren also live in Massachusetts.
Arnold became familiar with the services of HopeHealth 20 years ago when its counterpart, Hospice Care of Rhode Island, was part of Lifespan. Subsequently, his mother received hospice services and he experienced first-hand how meaningful these services are to both patients and families. “The dedication to providing extraordinary end-of-life care was so impactful that I felt strongly about being part of this organization,” Arnold said. “And now that I have retired to Chatham, I am thrilled to support Hope Hospice here on the Cape and in Massachusetts.”
“We are delighted with the addition of Ken Arnold to our extraordinary board,” said Allen Peckham, board chair. “He brings a wealth of expertise, as well as the insights that come with his diverse background and experience.”
“Our board embodies the spirit of community and they bring their talent, expertise and energy to helping us provide services to those with serious illness and their families,” said Diana Franchitto, president & CEO of HopeHealth. “Ken’s commitment to our mission is strong, and he will be a great addition to our exceptional group of directors.”