SLCH Welcomes New Board of Trustees Chairperson

SLCH Welcomes New Board of Trustees Chairperson


Newburgh, NY –St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has announced the appointment of Michelle F. Rider, CPA, Esq. to Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.

Rider, a senior partner at Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC, has served as a member of the SLCH Board of Trustees since 2009, most recently as Vice Chair from January 2013 to December 2014. She is also a past member of the SLCH Foundation Board of Directors.

A graduate of Albany Law School, Rider's experience as a lawyer contributes greatly to her position as Chairperson. She has concentrated her practice in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions and succession planning.  A number of her clients are in the health-services delivery industry. 

"I am both honored and eager to enter this new position on the Board for St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital," said Rider. "This is such a crucial time in healthcare reform, and it is exciting to be a part of a community hospital Board that is committed to the process of changing healthcare delivery for the better."

Patrick Ortland, outgoing Chairman, has been a member of the SLCH BOT since 2007. As Chairman, Ortland's steady leadership has helped guide the hospital through a period of transition and kept SLCH moving forward. Working with Robert S. Ross, SLCH President and CEO, Ortland has helped to strategically align SLCH to create a dynamic and thriving health care system to proudly serve our region.

Geoffrey Brackett, Vice President at Marist College has been appointed to Vice Chair and David Potack, Vice President of Unitex, will take over as Secretary.

About St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and aspires to excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH offers comprehensive cardiac, stroke, cancer, orthopedic services and a full range of other clinical offerings.

ital (SLCH) has announced the appointment of Michelle F. Rider, CPA, Esq. to Chairperson of the Board of Trustees