Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center CEO Mark Webster has been renamed to another two-year term to the board of trustees of the Healthcare Association of New York State.
Albany-based HANYS announced the re-appointment as part of its board elections.
Mr. Webster has been Claxton-Hepburns CEO for nine years.
HANYS, according to its website, is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.
Claxton-Hepburn board member Thomas T. Patterson applauded Mr. Websters re-appointment to the HANYS board as well as the organizations role as an advocate for hospitals in Albany and Washington, D.C.
I think its recognition of Marks abilities, he said Wednesday. Its important to have that connection. And HANYS fights for us.
Mr. Webster declined comment.
HANYS also re-elected its chairman and officers for a second term. Joseph McDonald, president and CEO of Catholic Health System in Buffalo, will serve for a second year as chairman.
The 2013 HANYS board officers are:
Chairwoman-Elect: Dr. Linda Brady, president and CEO, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn.
Secretary: Dr. Scott Cooper, president and CEO, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx.
Treasurer: Stephens Mundy, president and CEO, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center, Plattsburgh.
Immediate past chairman: Dr. Herbert Pardes, executive vice chairman of the board of New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System/New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City. Past chairman: Joseph Quagliata, president and CEO, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside.
Past chairman: David G. Kruczlnicki, president and CEO, Glens Falls Hospital.
Past chairman: Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck.