WASHINGTON – Edwin J. Santos, chairman of the board of Chartercare Health Partners, was recognized as a “Grassroots Champion” by the American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, officials announced on May 28.
Santos was recognized for his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a Chartercare’s mission. He was one of 52 individuals honored this year. The award is presented annually to one individual from each state, with winners being chosen by the state association.
For many years, Ed has been dedicated to improving the well-being of all Rhode Islanders,” said Kenneth H. Belcher, president and CEO, Chartercare Health Partners. “As a board member at Chartercare and Roger Williams [Medical Center], he has set an example for others by generously giving of his time and energy to ensure a better, healthier future for the community.” •