The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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June 26, 2013

Medina Memorial Hospital to have new CEO

Medina Journal-Register — After 15 years Medina Memorial Hospital, as part of Orleans Community Health, will have a new chief executive officer.

The hospital announced Tuesday that Jim Sinner resigned. It was also announced that the board, with the assistance of HealthTech Management Services, Inc., has appointed Dolores A. Horvath as the interim CEO. She will assume the post on July 8.

“We are pleased that Dolores has accepted the position as interim CEO,” said hospital board chairman Bruce Krenning in a statement. He added, “The board appreciates Jim Sinner’s 15 years of service to Orleans Community Health and wishes him the best.”

Sinner, the statement said, will “pursue other career opportunities.”

Calls to Sinner were not returned on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, the hospital will be temporarily run by Mike Lieb, who will be the “interim interim” CEO until Horvath arrives.

Lieb and his colleague Diane Bradley, a clinical officer with HTMS, were in Medina Tuesday to discuss the future of Medina’s hospital. Krenning joined them, and he stressed that the hospital is in good shape.

“HealthTech has been hired to do a full blown assessment,” he said. “The hospital has not been sold and is not under duress.”

HTMS works with close to 80 hospitals all over the country, including the Adirondack Medical Center in Central New York. Of the hospitals it works with, about 60 are via consultant agreements and another 18 or so are through management agreements. The company has been around for over 40 years, and many hospitals have relationships with the company of 20 years or more, Lieb said.

Lieb said there are benefits to joining with HTMS, such as working with other hospitals under the same umbrella to create more sound practices locally and the opportunity to purchase medicines and supplies at a bulk rate.

“We’ll work on creating a strategic plan in the next several months for Medina because it can be tough for a free-standing facility to make it,” Lieb said.

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