GREATER HUDSON VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM APPOINTS NEW CRMC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – 11/17/2011
Harris, N.Y. – After an extensive nationwide search, the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) 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.”