Becker’s Hospital Review has named Dr. Gerard Galarneau in the 2017 edition of its Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems list. The list features hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who also hold medical degrees. These physicians have accomplished clinical careers, giving them unique insight into the healthcare industry.
Dr. Gerard Galarneau
Dr. Galarneau is President of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group; a role he assumed in June 2017. The Medical Group is comprised of Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group, both multi-specialty medical practices that provide outpatient and patient care with more than 130 providers. The Medical Group has offices in Middletown, Monroe, Harris, Callicoon, Livingston Manor and Monticello.
Dr. Galarneau has demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout his career to earn this distinction. He has served in key hospital executive positions, as well as on community boards and national organizations.
Dr. Galarneau was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Catskill Regional Medical Center from 2013 to 2017. Under his leadership, Catskill Regional’s facilities were upgraded and both patient satisfaction and employee engagement saw significant increases. During his tenure the hospital also achieved Stroke Center designation, 5-Star Healthgrades Award for Stroke and treatment of Myocardial Infarction, created a Bariatric Surgery Program and constructed new Primary Care and Urgent Care offices.
Dr. Galarneau is Board-certified in Urology and practices with Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group. He also held the positions of Chairman of the Institutional Review Board and Bioethics Committee, Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee and Chairman of the Department of Urology while on staff at Orange Regional Medical Center.
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