May 24, 2018

Contact: Amelia Trigg
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The Iroquois Healthcare Association Elects New Officers to its Board of Directors, Including First Woman Chair

ALBANY, New York — At its Annual Meeting in Cooperstown, New York, the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) last week elected a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors and named Kimberly Boynton, President & CEO of Crouse Health in Syracuse, NY, the first woman to chair the Board since its creation in 1996.

The new Board officers, constituted on May 17, 2018, consist of Chair Kimberly Boynton, Vice-Chair Thomas Carman, President & CEO of Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, Treasurer John Rudd, President & CEO of Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY and Secretary Jay Cahalan, President & CEO of Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson.

“Kimberly is a pioneer and accomplished leader in the healthcare industry and we are excited to welcome her as Chair of Iroquois’ Board of Directors,” said Gary J. Fitzgerald, President of IHA. ” Political uncertainties, as well as the ongoing debates about healthcare reform, require strong leadership from the association and its board. In the midst of ever-changing landscapes at the federal and state levels, we believe Kimberly’s strong experience, as both CEO and CFO of Crouse Health, will be extremely valuable for our m