Inside IHA – Spring 2022 Newsletter

After 23 years of incredible service to the Iroquois Healthcare Association, Vice President Greg DeWitt, is retiring.

A graduate of Cornell University, Greg joined Iroquois in 1998 after almost twenty years of work in the hospitality management industry. During his time here, he was responsible for the creation of Iroquois’ Survey Solutions, an internet-based data entry and reporting tool for compensation and benefits information provided to participating member organizations. He has been the key operator in facilitating and collecting workforce survey data from Iroquois’ member hospitals that is instrumental in our data-driven healthcare advocacy efforts. He has been the liaison with Iroquois Human Resource Executive groups that have given Iroquois insight into the realities of hospitals, and he has been responsible for managing numerous workforce related grant programs that have positively affected thousands of people across New York. Greg has also planned and managed a majority of the events at Iroquois, including many memorable board meetings at the Otesaga, golf invitationals, and IHA office track days.

There is not enough room on any page to fit the great work that Greg has accomplished over his distinguished career. The above summary does not begin to capture the laughs and smiles that Greg influences day in and day out, or the memories that he has been a part of over the last two decades at Iroquois.

In retirement, we hope that Greg gets to spend most of his time on the Fairways (or bunkers) of Halfmoon and with his grandchildren.

Some fun facts about Greg are:

  •  He is a native of Ventura, California. He came east to attend Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
  •  He has 8 grandchildren.
  •  He is a huge sports fan and golf enthusiast:
    o Favorite venue – Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Has been regularly attending the Indianapolis 500 since 1975.
    o Attended Super Bowl VII at L.A. Coliseum. Was the Miami Dolphins undefeated season, the only one to-date. Met Joe DiMaggio walking through the ticket turnstile.
    o Recorded only Hole-In-One in Bermuda at Port Royal #16. Had to buy a lot of drinks for strangers in the 19th Hole!
    o Bucket List – wants to attend the Masters at Augusta National.

Favorite (old school) athletes: A.J. Foyt, Jerry West, Fred Couples