President & CEO, Greater Hudson Valley Health System
President & CEO, Orange Regional Medical Center
President, Catskill Regional Medical Center
Scott Batulis has been the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System and Orange Regional Medical Center since August 2006 and President of Catskill Regional Medical Center since 2007. Mr. Batulis has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration including strategic planning, financial management, business development, mergers and acquisitions, hospital construction, operations management, physician relations, human resource development and fundraising. Throughout his leadership career, his broad-based healthcare system responsibilities have included hospital care, primary and specialty care, chronic care, senior care and home healthcare.
Mr. Batulis’ exceptional healthcare administrative background played a critical role in the revitalization of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System and the development of programs and services to member hospitals. In 2011, his leadership and skills proved vital in the financing, construction, relocation and opening of Orange Regional’s new hospital in Middletown, New York. The 383-bed state-of-the-art facility is the first new hospital built in New York State in more than 20 years. His leadership and experience played a critical role in transforming Catskill Regional Medical Center into a stable and evolving community hospital, the only hospital in Sullivan County, New York.
Throughout his tenure and within the System, Mr. Batulis has achieved significant quality and financial benchmarks and is credited with leading the development of many new services as well as the acquisition of leading-edge technology. The development of clinical programs throughout the System include: emergency and elective angioplasty, Stroke Center designation, Bariatric Center of Excellence, robotic surgery, a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in development and the newly constructed expansion of Catskill Regional’s emergency department. The purchase and implementation in 2011 of a multi-million dollar electronic health record system at Orange Regional has placed the medical center among the top five percent of 5,200 hospitals that achieved Stage 6 designation on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model. The electronic health record system was installed at Catskill Regional in 2012.
Prior to joining the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Mr. Batulis spent nearly 20 years with HealthEast Care System, a network of integrated care services including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation and specialty care facilities, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Within this network, he held the positions of Vice President of HealthEast Care System, Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Chief Executive Officer of Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital.
As a Vice President within the HealthEast Care System, Mr. Batulis’ responsibilities crossed a number of modalities including heart care and neurosciences in three of the network’s hospitals. Additionally, he provided leadership over the HealthEast Ambulance service, Hospice care and outreach laboratory businesses as well as having served on the Board of Directors for HealthEast Home Care.
As Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s, his leadership marked a turning point for this hospital slated to close. He is credited with successfully leading teams through a $20 million capital campaign and an $81 million campus expansion/renovation plan.
Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Mr. Batulis served as Chief Executive Officer of Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital. While in this capacity, he also managed HealthEast’s six nursing homes, five assisted living facilities, ambulance company, medical equipment company, home health care agency and three retail pharmacies.
He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in Long Term Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mr. Batulis is member of the Greater New York Hospital Association Board of Directors; a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board; a member of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association Board of Directors; a member of the Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress Board of Directors; a member of the Orange County Partnership Board of Directors and a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives.
Vice President, General Counsel
Joe Anesi oversees the office of General Counsel for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System: a central resource for all legal services and exclusive contact for outside counsel retention and management. He is responsible for all physician, managed care and business contracting; defense of all litigation; providing legal support to all members of the System and advising System Chief Executive Officers and Board of Directors on strategy and governance. Mr. Anesi also oversees the Associate General Counsel and Risk Management division.
Prior to assuming his role within the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Mr. Anesi spent more than 23 years practicing law with law firms as well as public, private and not-for-profit corporations. His background includes corporate, regulatory, litigation and healthcare practices.
Mr. Anesi earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Rochester and graduated from the Duke University School of Law. He also has a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Vice President, Quality & Health Information Management
Rosemary Baczewski is responsible for the overall direction of quality management, performance improvement and patient advocacy for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. She is also responsible for ensuring compliance with The Joint Commission standards, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and National Quality Forum (NQF) initiatives.With an extensive background in Process Improvement, Ms. Baczewski has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the System in 2011, Ms. Baczewski served as the Senior Director of the RN Labor Management Initiative with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes/1199 SEIU Training and Education Fund. She also served as Director of Process Management for Horizon BlueCross/BlueShield of New Jersey, Executive/Managing Consultant for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems and as a Consulting Director for McFaul & Lyons.
Ms. Baczewski has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Columbia University and a Master’s certificate in Strategic Growth and Change from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is a Lean Expert.
Rolland “Boomer” Bojo, RN, MSN, CFR
Vice President Patient Care Services & CNO
Catskill Regional Medical Center
Administrator, Grover M. Hermann Hospital
Mr. Bojo joined Catskill Regional Medical Center in 2004 and has held several positions including Administrator of Patient Care Services and Emergency Manager, Grant Director, Clinical Director of the Emergency Department and Director of Infection Control.
As Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer, Mr. Bojo is responsible for providing nursing leadership throughout the Hospital as well as oversight for nursing practice, nursing standards and patient care delivery.
Mr. Bojo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Binghamton University and earned his Master’s degree in Nursing from Norwich University. He holds certifications as a NYS Certified First Responder, Professional Development Emergency Department, Fire Fighter 1, Haz Mat Technician and ICS 400. Mr. Bojo is also the Deputy Coordinator of the Delaware County Office of Emergency Services and a member of the Hancock Fire Department and the Hancock Rescue Squad
Richard (Rick) Carrico
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Carrico is responsible for all finance planning and accounting operations, patient financial services, managed care and treasury management for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.
Mr. Carrico has over 30 years of health care finance experience in hospitals and healthcare systems. Prior to joining the System, 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 and obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Rick 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.
Executive Director, Greater Hudson Valley Medical Group
Mr. Dunlavey is the Executive Director of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership across the business and clinical operations of the Medical Group, including Information Technology, Finance/Revenue Cycle Management, Human Resources, Business Intelligence, Business and Clinical Integration, Facilities and contracts. The Medical Group currently serves patients throughout Orange and Sullivan Counties at four different locations. In addition to the physician practice, Mr. Dunlavey is responsible for the health system’s Intensivist, Hospitalist, Trauma and Acute Surgery Programs. He is also the executive responsible for oversight of Health System Strategic Planning and Business Development.
Prior to his role as Executive Director, Mr. Dunlavey was Vice President of Clinical Program Development and Operations. In this capacity, he was responsible for the growth, development and operations of several clinical product lines including cardiology, orthopedics, neuroscience and rehabilitation medicine. He led numerous business development initiatives including the growth of the orthopedic department’s Total Joint Program, the development of a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, implementation of elective angioplasty and the development of a pediatric emergency department.
Mr. Dunlavey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from Iona College. He also holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Gerard J. Galarneau, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer
Catskill Regional Medical Center
Dr. Gerard Galarneau joined the Greater Hudson Valley Health System in 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Catskill Regional Medical Center.
Under his leadership, successes at Catskill Regional Medical Center have included the transformation of 50 percent triple bedded rooms to private and semi-private; increases in employee engagement and patient satisfaction; Stroke Center designation, 5 Star Healthgrades Award for Stroke and treatment of Myocardial Infarction, Bariatric Surgery and Oncology Accreditation.
Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Board-certified in Urology, practices with Catskill Regional Medical Group in Harris, NY. He has been an active Orange Regional medical staff member since March of 2000. Dr. Galarneau has served in leadership positions at Orange Regional Medical Center since 2002. He was the Vice-Chair of the Department of Urology from 2002- 2004 and Chairman from 2005-2006. He was the Chairman of Staff from 2007-2008 and has held the position of Chief of Staff since January of 2009.
Dr. Galarneau graduated with a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, received his medical degree from New York Medical College and held residencies in General Surgery and Urology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master’s degree in Medical Management.
Dr. Galarneau is an active member of the American Urological Association and the Medical Society of Orange and Sullivan County. He was the recipient of the 2015 Walter A. Rhulen Award; 2015 Triple Crown GHVHS Quality and Patient Safety Award; featured in The Sullivan County Democrat’s Men At Work special section and the recipient of the 2016 Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Achievement Award.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Joanne Huber-Sturans is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources strategy and management for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. Most recently, Joanne was Vice President of Human Resources at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She also held positions in Human Resources at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Joanne received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marist College and holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Mercy College. She also holds a national certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Jim Oxley, DO
Vice President, Medical Affairs/Medical Director
Dr. Jim Oxley is responsible for leading the overall integration and coordination of medical care with physicians, providing medical expertise, advocating for medical staff and partnering on quality initiatives for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System and Orange Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Oxley has been with Orange Regional Medical Center since 1981, starting his tenure as a staff physician in the Emergency Department at Arden Hill Hospital. He maintains privileges to practice emergency and internal medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center. In 2010, Dr. Oxley was appointed an executive leadership role with the Greater Hudson Valley Health System to which he provides medical staff leadership and oversight for all member hospitals. Dr. Oxley is also the Director of Medical Education for Orange Regional’s Medical and Graduate Residents under NYCOMEC.
From 1981 to 1985, he was Chief of the Internal Medicine Clinic at Keller Army Hospital in West Point. In 1985, he became the Chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department at Arden Hill Hospital, which later merged with Horton Hospital to form Orange Regional Medical Center, and held the position until 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Oxley was Chairman of Staff and, in 2006, he became Chief of Staff. In 2008, he became the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Orange Regional. In this position, he provides leadership to the medical staff and an overall medical perspective and expertise to the administration. He is also responsible for integration and coordination of medical care in collaboration with leaders in various departments and physicians privileged to practice at Orange Regional. In addition, Dr. Oxley volunteered his time as a member of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008 and has been a member of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2004. He is also a member physician on the Orange County Board of Health Advisory Board.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Army as a Special Services Officer. He also served in the medical corps as an internal medicine physician. Dr. Oxley is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC
Vice President, Patient Care Services & CNO
Dr. Joanne Ritter-Teitel joined the Greater Hudson Valley Health System in 2011 and is responsible for providing leadership for nursing throughout the system. Additional responsibilities include oversight for nursing practice, nursing standards and patient care delivery. Prior to joining the System, Dr. Ritter-Teitel held various nurse management positions including the Chief Nurse Executive at Montefiore Medical Center and served as Nurse Leader at Princeton Healthcare System and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Dr. Ritter-Teitel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, a Master’s in Delivery of Nursing Services from New York University and a PhD in Nursing Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ritter-Teitel has been an active member of American Organization of Nurse Executive (AONE) serving on its Education and Research Committee, Nominating Committee and the Publications Committee. At the state levels she is a member of the New Jersey and New York Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society for nursing. She has also authored national publications and peer-reviewed journals on topics such as professional practice environments for nurses in the hospital setting.
Vice President, Compliance, Real Estate & Audit
Stephen Sugrue is responsible for Compliance and Audit oversight, actively working with the Board of Directors and management committees to accomplish the goals of the Audit and Compliance Program for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. He also oversees the System’s real estate portfolio and has executive oversight for major construction, renovation, and relocation projects as well as the ORMC campus expansion plan. As an attorney, he also coordinates the legal activities of these divisions.
Mr. Sugrue’s experience includes defending hospitals, nurses and doctors in both private law firms and in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining Orange Regional Medical Center in 2007, he was Associate General Counsel & Compliance Officer at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in New York City.
Mr. Sugrue earned a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a Juris Doctor and a Certificate of Health Law and Policy from Pace Law School. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in both New York State and Federal Courts. He is also a New York State Registered Nurse and Board-certified in Emergency Nursing and has experience as a Paramedic.
Mr. Sugrue is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association; Greater New York Hospital Association; New York State Bar Association and the Emergency Nurses Association.
Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Brian Tew is responsible for the oversight of information technology for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System and for the continued advancement of technology for both Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center.
Prior to joining GHVHS, Mr. Tew served as VP of Operations, Chief Information Officer at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he managed all information systems, telephony, attendant services, medical records, clinical engineering, security, facilities and environmental services departments. Mr. Tew also oversaw data center management, vendor relationships, Joint Commission readiness and business continuity management. He was instrumental in earning Executive and Board approval for a 5-year strategic plan in 2007 which transformed Catholic Medical Center’s paper system into a state-of-the-art electronic system.
Mr. Tew earned his Master of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Systems Management from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Richmond. He is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Health Information Management Systems Society and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.