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Inter-Lakes CEO stepping down

Chip Holmes takes another position

The chief executive officer of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga is leaving, stating his plans a week after announcing the facility is eliminating 33 jobs. Chip Holmes, the Inter-Lakes CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, has accepted a position with Quorum Health Resources, effective April 4.

The chief executive officer of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga is leaving, stating his plans a week after announcing the facility is eliminating 33 jobs. Chip Holmes, the Inter-Lakes CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, has accepted a position with Quorum Health Resources, effective April 4. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The chief executive officer of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga is leaving, stating his plans a week after announcing the facility is eliminating 33 jobs.

Chip Holmes, the Inter-Lakes CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, has accepted a position with Quorum Health Resources, effective April 4.

QHR is a Tennessee-based company that provides executive management and consulting services to not-for-profit hospitals throughout the country.

Charles Miceli, vice president of supply chain and information services at Fletcher Allen Health Care, will serve as interim Inter-Lakes CEO until a permanent replacement is named.

Miceli served as interim Inter-Lakes CEO in 2011, prior to Holmes’ appointment.

Holmes and Miceli serve the Ti facility through an agreement with Fletcher Allen Executive Services, LLC, which provides management services to oversee ILH operations.

“I want to recognize Chip for his excellent work in leading Inter-Lakes Health; he will be missed,” Sandra Bolton, chairwoman of the ILH board of directors, said. “Chip has done an excellent job of preparing Inter-Lakes to explore affiliation with CPI.

“Meanwhile, I am pleased that Charlie Miceli is returning to us from Fletcher Allen as interim CEO,” she said. “Charlie held that position in 2011 prior to Chip joining us.”

The administrative changes come as Inter-Lakes Health is working to formally affiliate with Fetcher Allen Partners of Burlington. ILH has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plattsburgh-based Community Providers Inc. to explore affiliation. CPI is the parent company of CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital and is a member of Fletcher Allen Partners.

The move, when approved, will make Inter-Lakes a member of FAP as well, Bolton said. FAP is the parent organization of CPI, Central Vermont Medical Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care. The proposed affiliation is subject to review and approval by the Fletcher Allen Partners Board and the New York State Health Department.

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