The Press Republican - Ti hospital ge...

The Press Republican - Ti hospital gets new chief operating officer

There are 8 comments on the www.pressrepublican.com story from Jul 10, 2009, titled The Press Republican - Ti hospital gets new chief operating officer. In it, www.pressrepublican.com reports that:

Filling the vacant position of chief operating officer is expected to help relieve the workload of Inter-Lakes Health's top administrator.

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#1 Jul 10, 2009
TICONDEROGA — Filling the vacant position of chief operating officer is expected to help relieve the workload of Inter-Lakes Health's top administrator.

Michael D. Zemany of Malone recently became the new chief operating officer for the health-care corporation.

He will assist Chief Executive Officer Kevin Haughney with the day-to-day operation of Moses-Ludington Hospital and Heritage Commons nursing home, owned by Inter-Lakes.

DUAL DUTIES
Haughney is also chief financial officer, and Zemany will take some of the stress off doing both jobs, Inter-Lakes spokesman Patrick Down said Thursday.

"Inter-Lakes is a big place, with the hospital/ER, adult home, nursing home, medical-supply company, clinics, and inpatient and outpatient services.

"It gives Kevin someone who can run the day-to-day operation, as well as help with longer-term planning. Kevin is very happy with the hiring."

Haughney became CEO for the second time in December 2008, when Roger Masse was dismissed after five months on the job. Haughney had previously been CEO but stepped down in 2006 to become chief financial officer.

FROM ALICE HYDE
Zemany comes to Inter-Lakes with extensive experience in medical organizations in upstate New York, Dowd said, most recently as an administrator at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.

"Working in Ticonderoga already feels like home," Zemeny said in a news release.

As director of education and staff development at Alice Hyde, Dowd said, Zemany worked to continuously educate and empower the management and staff through organizational development processes, community health and wellness programs, management/leadership initiatives, and clinical and emergency-management training.

He has a master of business administration degree with specialties in strategic human-resource management and health-systems administration.

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#2 Jul 10, 2009
RURAL NEEDS
At Inter-Lakes, the chief operating officer's primary responsibilities are to oversee and manage all departments in the health-care corporation, positioning the organization for long-term success.

"I understand the needs of rural health-care organizations — especially for a complex organization like Inter-Lakes, with Moses-Ludington Hospital, Heritage Commons nursing home and its other components, and I'm looking forward to continuing to meet the employees and community members in Ticonderoga and listen to their needs," Zemany said.

"There are many hard-working, dedicated people inside and outside the organization. It is through their ideas and contributions that Inter-Lakes will continue to thrive."

Zemany is a board member of the Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, a member of the regional faculty of the New York State Emergency Medical Services Program and a state-certified advanced emergency medical technician, critical care.

COORDINATION
"Any organization that's as diverse as Inter-Lakes needs coordination between departments to ensure that everything is running smoothly and efficiently," he said. "I am here to support the team that's done such a great job with that synchronization."

Haughney said Zemany is already getting on top of things.

"His organizational and operational skills will have a direct impact on our commitment of continuous improvement, and the staff has welcomed him warmly. He very quickly has become an important member of the Inter-Lakes management team."

Zemany, who is moving to the Ticonderoga area, will report directly to the CEO. His salary was not released.
more money

Cobleskill, NY

#3 Jul 10, 2009
HMMM I wonder how long this one will last ??? And how much money is promised to escape with a huge severance package. I have no faith in anything that the Board or Kevin does. History speaks for itself.
Joke

Schoharie, NY

#4 Jul 10, 2009
You know what I love, is how they "had" to let go 13 people and drop others to part-time because of such "hard times" and yet they go and hire this guy. Notice how they wouldn't comment on the salary or a severence package? I'm sure it is very lucrative.
common_ sense

Troy, NY

#5 Jul 14, 2009
his salary would probably cover 3-4 full time employees combined.
Curious

Lake George, NY

#6 Jul 15, 2009
Have they finished paying off the last one yet? NO ONE will ever know the truth until this guy gets fired or just "disappears" into thin air. Then they can blame him for all the shortfalls they have. He will be the scapegoat for all the financial woes they have accumulated from the day he was hired. I would be mighty careful if I were him. Dont talk to the employees, only listen to management(THEY will ALWAYS tell you the truth!),DO NOT disagree with anything the board wants and keep your mouth and eyes shut. You will be just fine-until the state checks the records again. Then its all on you to prove its not your fault. Good luck with this job- You will need it!
speedfanatic

Cobleskill, NY

#7 Jul 15, 2009
WOO HOO Grishkot is finally off the board as well as 3 others That's fantastic. FINALLY It's all in the press republican.
dawn harvey

Schenectady, NY

#8 Jul 18, 2009
It seems to me tha to make things work at Inter-Lakes, ther should be more "lowly employees"
not top ones.
the care of the residents should be primary, and how can anyone expect this to happen when you don't have enough , nurses,nurse aids or diatary
people to do the job. The ones you do have do a supper job, but they are so overworked and underpaid that it boggles the mind how & why they stay.
It must be dedication Kuddos to them all.
But alas, as long as you add to the top and take from the bottom things will never improve.

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