Health Quest announces Management Changes
The Health Quest Board of Directors announced today that they have accepted the resignation of Adil M. Ameer, Chief Executive Officer of Health Quest, effective March 16, 2007. Mr. Ameer has been the CEO of the system since April 23, 2004. Under Mr. Ameer’s leadership, Health Quest, whose members include Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, has experienced success in a number of areas.
According to Health Quest Board Chairman, John VanWormer, “Adil has been instrumental in guiding Health Quest from a system of loosely affiliated hospitals to a strong system that provides value, benefit and efficiencies to each of its member organizations. We appreciate his contributions and efforts on behalf of Health Quest, and wish him continued success in his future endeavors.” Mr. Ameer has agreed to remain with Health Quest in a consulting role until the end of June.
Mr. Ameer said, “I have appreciated the opportunity and privilege of working for this important healthcare organization and feel that Health Quest is poised for an even better future based on the strong foundation that is in place now as well as the many very important clinical and strategic initiatives under way. I am particularly proud of the many clinical awards and accolades given to each of the Health Quest hospitals and our upgrade to an “A” rating assigned last year by Standard & Poor’s in recognition of our financial and operational performance. It is now time for me to explore other opportunities and to devote more time to personal matters.”
The Health Quest Board also announced the appointment of Mr. Michael T. Weber to fill the position of President and CEO of Health Quest, effective March 16, 2007. Mr. Weber is currently the CEO at two Health Quest hospitals, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center. He has been with the Health Quest system for seven years and with Putnam Hospital Center for 20 years, where he has been instrumental in the success of the Health Quest system as it stands today. During his tenure at Putnam Hospital Center, the hospital achieved better patient satisfaction scores, quality, and financial results in each of Mr. Weber’s years as CEO there. As a credit to his effectiveness, he had recently been appointed CEO at Northern Dutchess Hospital.
“I want to thank the Board of Directors for this opportunity. It is truly an honor,” stated Weber. “Health Quest is an exceptional organization due to the leadership of Adil Ameer and his team, and I plan to continue where he has left off. I have been fortunate to have been a part of Health Quest for the past seven years and attribute the success of the hospitals and the other affiliated organizations to the vision and leadership of Health Quest. Our number one priority is caring for those in need and I look forward to continuing to work with the thousands of dedicated people who provide that care every day.”
Van Wormer added, “Health Quest is fortunate to have Mr. Weber to become the CEO for the system. His track record of success and his experience at PHC and NDH will ensure a smooth transition. We feel that Health Quest has a bright future under Mr. Weber’s leadership.”
Health Quest is the Mid-Hudson Valley's largest healthcare system providing the highest quality care across a broad spectrum of services. Offering the full range of hospital services, pre-hospital emergency care, homecare and nursing home care, the Health Quest system provides immediate and caring service to the one million people who reside in the New York counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester.
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