Greater Hudson Valley Health System Introduces New Leadership
June 11, 2014
Middletown, NY - The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce the following additions to its leadership.
Janet Connery has joined the GHVHS Human Resources Leadership Team as Director of Labor and Employee Relations. Ms. Connery has over 19 years of experience in academic and community hospitals specializing in labor and employee relations, contract negotiations, strategic planning and Human Resources Operations. She was most recently a consultant in the Human Resources Field and Director of Labor and Employee Relations St. Luke’s- Roosevelt Hospital center/ Continuum Health System, for over seven years. Ms. Connery worked at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital as Director of Human Resources and prior to that held Human Resources management positions at both Saint Barnabas Health Care System and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Ms. Connery obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Seton Hall University and her Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law. She is a member of both the New York State and New Jersey Bar Associations and is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources Management.
Eugene Heppes joined GHVHS as Director of Infrastructure and Corporate Information Security Officer. Mr. Heppes is responsible for the Information Technology team at Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center Tech Support, Customer Service Desk, Client Server/Network, and Telecom. His most recent experience was with Dragados as Head of Information Technology for North America. Mr. Heppes has experience with Data Center Management, IT Application and Infrastructure Management, Client Server Network network environments similar to the Greater Hudson Valley Health System’s. He obtained his Bachelors of Science from Nyack College and his Master of Science in Information Systems from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and has his IT certification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification.
Kathleen Thornton joined GHVHS as Director of Applications, Clinical Focus. Ms. Thorton is responsible for all clinical and physician applications. She joins the GHVHS from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Ms. Thornton has over 20 years experience as a Registered Nurse with a heavy Operating Room background in Open Heart, Orthopedics and General Surgery. Since 2000, she has held various Information Technology roles. She has been a clinical project manager for multiple facets of the Operating Room, Care Management, Cardiology and even payer software solutions. From a nursing informatics perspective, Ms. Thornton has experience with workflow process, data collection, testing and implementation of various EMR applications.
For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.
Janet Connery, Eugene Heppes, Kathleen Thornton
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Announces New Financial Officer
May 20, 2014
Middletown, NY - The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce Richard Carrico, as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carrico is responsible for all finance planning and accounting operations, patient financial services, managed care and treasury management for the System.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick to our team. His experience and knowledge will provide strong financial leadership as we continue to grow our services to the communities we serve,” states President & CEO Scott Batulis.
Mr. Carrico has over 30 years of healthcare finance experience in hospitals and healthcare systems. Prior to joining GHVHS, Mr. Carrico served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Springstone LLC, a private equity sponsored company that develops and operates behavioral health hospitals. He also served as Associate Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Norton Healthcare, the largest community based healthcare system in Louisville, KY and as Vice President of Internal Audit for Kindred Healthcare, a nationwide investor owned healthcare company.
Mr. Carrico is a Certified Public Accountant, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Bellarmine University and obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has held various board governance roles with Passport Health Plan, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity and St. Xavier High School.
For more information about the Greater Hudson Valley Health System visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Announces Corporate Compliance Leadership
February 23, 2012
Middletown, NY - The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris and Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, welcomes additions to the Corporate Compliance Department.
Trish Manna has accepted the position of Director of Audit & Compliance Analytics. Ms. Manna jointed Orange Regional Medical Center in 1988 as a Data Operator. In her new role with the System, she will provide leadership related to aggressive analytics initiatives presented by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG). Ms. Manna will divide her time between the Orange Regional and Catskill Regional campuses. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration.
Karen Sieverding has been appointed Director of Audit & Compliance. Ms. Sieverding started working for Orange Regional in 2009 as Director of Internal Audit. She has extensive audit and compliance experience and will be the onsite Compliance Officer for Catskill Regional. Ms. Sieverding will provide system-wide leadership on a number of Audit and Compliance initiatives. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the State University of New York at New Paltz, her Master’s degree in Nursing from Pace University and her MBA from Marist College. Ms. Sieverding is also certified in Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association.
For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.
About the Greater Hudson Valley Health System
The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York. It is currently the active parent company for two member hospitals – Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center. The GHVHS is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.
Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, the GHVHS was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services are provided by more than 3,500 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, making the GHVHS one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Catskill Regional Medical Center - Harris, Catskill Regional Medical Center - Callicoon and Orange Regional Medical Center) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care. Member hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission.
For more information about the GHVHS visit www.ormc.org/ghvhs.
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Equipment Project Benefits Catskill and Orange Regional Medical Centers
January 4, 2012
Middletown, NY- In a classic example of how healthcare facilities can work together to enhance the health of the community, Catskill Regional Medical Center recently received over $1 million dollars worth of medical equipment, furniture and computer equipment from Orange Regional Medical Center. Both hospitals are members of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the active parent company of the institutions which provide healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
In August, Orange Regional Medical Center replaced its old campuses, Arden Hill and Horton, with New York State’s first new hospital in over 20 years in Middletown, New York. Orange Regional was then able to help its sister hospital, Catskill Regional, by donating surplus items from its old Horton and Arden Hill campuses instead of sending them to public auction.
“This is one of the benefits of being part of a healthcare system,” said Scott Batulis, President and CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “Orange Regional had a need to remove items from its former campuses in Goshen and Middletown and Catskill Regional needed equipment and furniture. The project was a great success, as both sides of the equation were able to reap the benefits. It was a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.crmcny.org or www.crmcny.org.
Scott Batulis, President and CEO of GHVHS (second from left) with CRMC
Operating Room staff and some of the medical equipment donated to the hospital.
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Welcomes New Board Member
November 21, 2011
Middletown, NY-The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Orange Regional Medical
Center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Ricciani to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Ricciani has been a member of the CRMC Board of Directors since 2007, and is the Managing Partner with Ricciani & Jose, LLP, a law firm based in Monticello, N.Y. As a member of the CRMC Board, Jacqueline has served on the Executive Committee, as Chair of the Audit, Compliance and Governance Committee since her appointment, and has served on the CRMC Ethics Committee. Additionally, Ms. Ricciani is a member of the Dispute Resolution Center Board of Directors and the Sullivan County Bar Association Board of Directors, is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, of which she was President from 2002-2003, and is a member of the Monticello Rotary Club. Jacqueline resides in Mongaup Valley, N.Y.
For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Appoints New Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer
November 17, 2011
Harris, NY– After an extensive nationwide search, the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
Fred Kuriger, FACHE
and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce Frederick H. Kuriger, FACHE, has been named CRMC’s new Chief Executive Officer.
As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kuriger will oversee all day-to-day operations of CRMC’s campuses in Harris and Callicoon, as well as its primary care practices. Mr. Kuriger is slated to begin on December 30. Rosemary Frado, CRMC’s Interim CEO, will return to her role as Vice President of Planning and Marketing for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.
“Fred is an established leader and experienced health care administrator,” said Scott Batulis, CEO and President of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “He has a proven background delivering quality health care, outstanding patient satisfaction, and achieving financial growth. His leadership skills and extensive experience in the health care industry make Fred the ideal candidate to lead CRMC as the hospital continues to advance patient care with state-of-the-art technology and experienced physicians.”
Mr. Kuriger has more than 30 years of hospital administration experience. Prior to joining CRMC, Mr. Kuriger served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer/Corporate Responsibility Officer at Seton Health System in Troy, N.Y. His career has included senior leadership positions at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H., Stamford Health System in Stamford, Conn., and Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington, Conn. Mr. Kuriger is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and holds a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Connecticut in Stamford and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
“I am very excited to join the team at Catskill Regional Medical Center and the Greater Hudson Valley Health System,” said Mr. Kuriger. “This is a wonderful personal and professional opportunity for me. Sullivan County is a beautiful area and my wife and I are looking forward to becoming active members of the community.”
Gerald Skoda, Greater Hudson Valley Health System Board Member, CRMC Board Chair, and Chair of the CEO Search Committee said, “Fred was an excellent choice, and we all agreed that he was the perfect fit to be CRMC’s next leader. His experience as a health care administrator speaks for itself, and his past community involvement demonstrates his dedication to the community that he serves.”
A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information, call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Welcomes New Executive Leadership
October 19, 2011
Middletown, NY- The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Lieto, MBA, has been named Chief Physician Strategy Officer. Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer.
As Chief Physician Strategy Officer, Mr. Lieto will lead the Physician Integration effort at both Orange Regional and Catskill Regional Medical Centers.
Mr. Lieto has an extensive background in Operations, Strategic Planning, Business Development and Physician Practice Management. Prior to joining GHVHS, Mr. Lieto was Vice President, Ambulatory Services and Strategic Development for The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive of the Valley Health Medical Group and Physician Enterprise. Within these roles, Mr. Lieto established and managed a 12-location ambulatory network. In addition, his experience included responsibilities across major clinical service lines such as: Ambulatory Care; Oncology; Cardiothoracic; Cardiovascular Center of Excellence; Bariatric Surgery; Neurosciences and free-standing surgical centers.
Mr. Lieto has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Wagner College and a Master’s Business Administration Degree in Health Care Administration from the City University of New York.
As Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Ritter-Teitel is responsible for providing nursing leadership throughout the system as well as oversight for nursing practice, nursing standards and patient care delivery.
Dr. Ritter-Teitel most recently served as Chief Nurse Executive for Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Additionally, she held the position of Nurse Leader at Princeton Healthcare System and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Ritter-Teitel also held positions as a staff nurse, nurse manager, director and consultant, as well as serving in faculty positions at higher educational institutions including Rutgers University. She brings 30 years of experience in the areas of nursing; operations; strategic planning; case management; quality and clinical outcomes. Dr. Ritter-Teitel has authored national publications and peer-reviewed journals on topics such as professional practice environments for nurses in the hospital setting. She also makes frequent presentations at national healthcare conferences.
Dr. Ritter-Teitel holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in the Delivery of Nursing Services from New York University. She received her PhD in Nursing Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and has served on its Education and Research Committee, Nominating Committee and Publications Committee. Dr. Ritter-Teitel is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society for nursing.
For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center and visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org
Jeffrey Lieto, MBA
Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC