President of Vassar Brothers is out
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.