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Dr. Gerard Galarneau Named Among Top 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems in the Nation

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Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gerard Galarneau, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as a top 110 Physician Leader of Hospitals and Health Systems.

The list features presidents and CEOs of hospitals and health systems who also hold medical degrees. All recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the healthcare of the communities they serve.

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Outstanding Leadership and Clinical Expertise

Dr. Gerard Galarneau, known to his colleagues and patients as “Dr. G.,” is a practicing, Board-certified Urologist and Surgeon with Catskill Regional Medical Group in Harris, NY and also serves as the CEO & CMO of Catskill Regional Medical Center which has a main campus in Harris, NY and the Grover M. Hermann critical access hospital in Callicoon, NY.

“His commitment to healthcare, his patients, our community and staff, together with his invariable demonstration of leadership, is truly commendable. He is loved by everyone.”

Under the leadership of Dr. Galarneau, successes at Catskill Regional Medical Center have included:

  • The transformation of 50 percent triple-bedded rooms to private and semi-private rooms
  • Interior and exterior renovations
  • Increases in employee engagement and patient satisfaction
  • Stroke Center designation
  • 5-Star Healthgrades Award for Stroke and treatment of Myocardial Infarction
  • The creation of a Bariatric Surgery Program
  • The approval for construction of a new Primary Care and Urgent Care office
  • and more!

“Dr. G sets a high standard for leadership, as his role at Catskill Regional extends beyond simply guiding a hospital staff,” said Joseph Loughlin, Board Chair, Catskill Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. “His commitment to healthcare, his patients, our community and staff, together with his invariable demonstration of leadership, is truly commendable. He is loved by everyone.”

“To be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a top 110 Physician Leader of Hospitals and Health System is an honor,” said Dr. Gerard Galarneau. “I am proud of the great achievements at Catskill Regional Medical Center, which could not have been possible without the support of our dedicated team members and staff. I look forward to many more successes.”