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The Greater Hudson Valley Health System Bids Farewell to Long Standing Board Members


Middletown, NY – The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), extends its appreciation and gratitude to long time board members who recently completed their service on the System’s Board of Directors. Departing board members include:


• Bill Bassett, Ed.D. – board member since 1995
• Dr. Robert Douglas – board member since 1999
• Woody Levitan – board member since 1989
• Richard Shapiro – board member since 1998
• Alanna Smith – board member since 1994
• John Szefc – board member since 1994


Throughout their tenure, each member had an instrumental role in many of the System’s achievements which include the revitalization of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center into Orange Regional Medical Center, implementation of shared leadership resources between CRMC and ORMC, the construction and opening of ORMC’s new hospital and the expansion of CRMC’s Emergency Department.


“I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for their dedication and the invaluable service they provided to the organization,” states GHVHS President & CEO Scott Batulis.


“We are deeply grateful for their insights and commitment to enhancing healthcare for the families in our community,” continued GHVHS Board Chairman, Lou Heimbach.


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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.