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M. Patricia Haskins named Director of St. Joseph Health Center

M. Patricia Haskins has been named Director of the St. Joseph Health Center, a comprehensive community-based health center providing primary care and specialty care services to the communities of South Providence, Pawtucket, and Johnston. The Health Center is an affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners. Haskins is a resident of Foxboro, Mass.

Haskins most recently held positions with Southcoast Health System as Director of Operations for both the primary care and physicians’ group. In these positions, she provided leadership and direction to multiple primary care practices, walk-in centers, and specialty practices in orthopedics, cardiology, pediatrics, and surgery. Previously, she served with the Steward Physicians Network as Director of Physicians Practice Operations for both the system and practices based at Steward Carney Hospital. She is a cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration from Stonehill College.

As Director, Haskins will manage the day to day operations of the Health Center, which offers numerous services including adult prenatal, pediatric and adult primary care programs, specialty clinics, an extended hour walk-in clinic, as well as a highly successful pediatric and adult dental program. She will also oversee related clinics in Pawtucket and Johnston.

“We are pleased to welcome Patricia Haskins to this leadership role with the St. Joseph Health Center,” said Lester P. Schindel, CEO of CharterCARE. “The Health Center is committed to a healthier community through delivery of primary, pediatric, and specialty care, along with numerous programs in preventative medicine.”

The Health Center’s services include a growing number of specialty clinics, including podiatry care, eye care, dermatology, cancer care, and general surgery. It also offers a broad spectrum of maternal and child health programs including childhood lead treatment, a WIC program, prenatal services and family/individual resource counseling.  Health promotion programs include the Diabetes Resource Center and school-based dental programs, and additional outreach services include pediatric immunization, pediatric literacy, childhood lead outreach, interpreters, and perinatal outreach.

An affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners, the St. Joseph Health Center and the satellite offices, provides comprehensive care to children, adults and families through a network of primary care and specialty clinics. With nearly 100,000 visits each year, the Health Center’s central location is at 21 Peace Street in Providence and has satellite locations in Pawtucket and Johnston.