SLCH Trustee Honored By UHF

SLCH Trustee Honored By UHF

Newburgh, NY – St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) Board of Trustee Chair Michelle F. Rider, CPA, Esq., was recently recognized as a 2016 Distinguished Trustee Award recipient at the United Hospital Fund’s Tribute annual luncheon. The celebration recognized 28 Trustees for the dedication and leadership to hospitals in the Hudson Valley, New York City, Connecticut and New Jersey.  

Ms. Rider has served as a member of the SLCH Board of Trustees since 2009, and has been in her current role since January 2015; she previously served as vice chair from 2013-14. She is also a past member of the SLCH Foundation Board of Directors.  Ms. Rider is a senior partner at Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC.

Ms. Rider played a key role in identifying the Montefiore Health System as SLCH’s strategic partner, which was finalized in January 2016. Working in partnership with the SLCH management team and board leadership, she helped to lead the search for the right organization for SLCH to team up with.

“Michelle has provided excellent leadership and guidance to keep SLCH at the forefront of the changes associated with healthcare reform,” said Joan Cusack-McGuirk, SLCH Interim President and CEO. “She has been instrumental in bringing our partnership with Montefiore Health System to fruition, has worked diligently with the SLCH leadership team to grow current processes, and bring SLCH to the next level of community based care. All of us at SLCH are appreciative for Michelle’s service and leadership.”

This is the 26th annual United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee Award. 

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 has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services.  The Joint Commission noted SLCH for excellence in Key Quality Measures in management of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the second year in a row. In January 2016, SLCH officially partnered with Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.