Pres­i­dent of Vas­sar Broth­ers is out

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Wil­liam J. Kem­ble news@free­manon­line.com

Ann McMackin is out as pres­i­dent of Vas­sar Broth­ers Med­i­cal Cen­ter, par­ent com­pany Health Quest con­firmed Fri­day, but no ex­pla­na­tion for her de­par­ture was pro­vided.

Com­pany spokesman John Nel­son said Health Quest Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Kerry Ea­ton has been ap­pointed act­ing pres­i­dent of the Pough­keep­sie hos­pi­tal.

“Ann McMackin ... joined the sys­tem in 2014 and played a sig­nif­i­cant part in im­prov­ing the qual­ity and di­ver­sity of clin­i­cal ser­vices,” Nel­son said in a pre­pared state­ment. “We are grate­ful for her con­tri­bu­tion and wish her well in her fu­ture en­deav­ors.”

Nel­son de­clined to say whether McMackin was fired or re­signed, and McMackin her­self could not be reached for com­ment.

Health Quest has re­moved all ref­er­ences to McMackin from its web­site. The site pre­vi­ously stated she joined the or­ga­ni­za­tion in April 2014 as vice pres­i­dent of op­er­a­tions at Vas­sar Broth­ers Med­i­cal Cen­ter and brought with her more than 35 years of health care and hos­pi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence.

She pre­vi­ously was vice pres­i­dent of op­er­a­tions and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment at Cen­tral DuPage Health Inc. in DuPage County, Ill.

Nel­son said a na­tion­wide search will be con­ducted to find a per­ma­nent re­place­ment for McMackin.

McMackin’s de­par­ture comes as Health Quest is in the process of ex­pand­ing the Vas­sar Broth­ers cam­pus with the ad­di­tion of an eight-story in­pa­tient pav­il­ion com­pris­ing med­i­cal/sur­gi­cal rooms and crit­i­cal-care rooms. The build­ing is due to open next year.

Be­sides Vas­sar Broth­ers, Health Quest is the par­ent com­pany to North­ern Dutchess Hos­pi­tal in Rhinebeck, Put­nam Health Cen­ter in Carmel, and Sharon Hos­pi­tal in west­ern Con­necti­cut. It also op­er­ates sev­eral free-stand­ing, mul­ti­dis­ci­pline med­i­cal prac­tices in Dutchess and Ul­ster coun­ties.

Ann McMackin

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