President, Westerly Hospital and EVP of Yale New Haven Health, HARI Board of Trustees

Richard (Rich) Lisitano was named the new president of Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare (Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital and VNA of Southeastern Connecticut) and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health effective July 17, 2023.

Lisitano has been senior vice president of Operations at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) since 2021 and has been employed at YNHH since 1986 when he started as assistant director of Pharmacy. He holds a Master of Science from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut.

Lisitano, who has ascended the leadership ranks, has a record of contributions with Yale New Haven Health including the growth of various service lines for Urology, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics and Digestive Health; and developing/executing/integrating system-wide Epic EMR across five separate campuses.

A Connecticut native, Rich and his wife Ann are the proud parents of three young men.

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