As VNSNY’s Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Services, Lester P. Schindel oversees the organization’s CHHA (Certified Home Health Agency), Hospice and Palliative Care, and private pay division Partners in Care, as well as the work of the VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy & Research. He is responsible for ensuring that the care delivered by VNSNY meets the highest standards of quality, patient satisfaction and safety, operational efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
Mr. Schindel has more than three decades of executive-level experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit health care sectors. He has been recognized as a leader in the post-acute care sphere, with expertise in operational transformation; strategic business planning and growth; physician recruitment and integration; quality performance; development of new models of care delivery and payment, including Accountable Care Organizations; integration of regional acute care hospitals and physician networks; and building and maintaining successful medical staff relationships.
Immediately before joining VNSNY in September, 2017, Mr. Schindel worked for Prospect Medical Holdings, where he was CEO at the 357-bed Waterbury Hospital, as well as the Prospect New England Region Chief Strategy, Growth and Development Officer. Mr. Schindel has also served as CEO and President of Charter Care Health Partners in Providence, RI, and served as President and CEO of the New England Sinai Hospital, New England’s leading post-acute care facility.
Mr. Schindel is a Fellow in The American College of Healthcare Executives. He has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous organizations, among them the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and the Massachusetts Hospital Association; and was President and Chairman of the Board of Metrowest Jewish Family Services, an organization dedicated to assisting families, the elderly, and immigrants in the greater Boston area to live useful and productive lives.