April 13, 2011 —
According to a press release from the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), Steve Ruwoldt, CEO of Catskill Regional Medial Center (CRMC) resigned effective April 13.
The release said GHVHS President and CEO Scott Batulis will be spending time at the hospital to work with CRMC’s senior management team to ensure a smooth transition. Shortly thereafter, CRMC’s board of directors will announce the appointment of an interim CEO while a national search is conducted for a replacement.
Batulis said, “Steve has been a wonderful asset to our organization, and has led us through a difficult period in CRMC’s history. When Steve joined us almost four years ago, the hospital had just undergone layoffs and was facing significant financial challenges. During his tenure, Steve helped restore CRMC’s credibility in the community and achieve financial and operational stability. CRMC is a vital resource for our community and we look forward to its continued growth and success.”
The press release did not give a reason for Ruwoldt’s departure, but a published report cited health concerns, and said Ruwoldt had a pacemaker implanted last fall.