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Schuyler Hospital CEO to retire

The Schuyler Hospital Board of Directors today announced the upcoming retirement of the Hospital’s President and CEO, V. Richard Stelzer, Jr., FACHE.After nearly six years at Schuyler Hospital, Stelzer plans to end his career in healthcare and retire June 30, 2011.According to John CT Hayes, Esq., Chairman of the Schuyler Hospital Board of Directors, a succession plan is under way.“Rick brought trust and transparency and many years of experience to Schuyler Hospital,” Hayes said, “but of course we will honor his decision to retire. We will continue to move forward with a new President/CEO to face the challenges of tightening state and federal budgets, as well as the implementation of electronic medical records and other technological projects that are well under way.”Stelzer and his wife Marilyn moved to Schuyler County in June of 2005.Stelzer’s stint as President/CEO of Schuyler Hospital caps off a 30-year career in healthcare. He served as Chief Administrative Officer of Lakewood Hospital, part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System; Vice President for Surgical/Post Acute Services for Riverside Methodist Hospital, and of Administrative Services at Grant Medical Center, as well as President/CEO for both North Central Ohio Health System and Bucyrus Community Hospital, all part of the Ohio Health Corporation. Stelzer began his career as a Radiology Technician.Stelzer has been integrally involved in the Schuyler County community, serving on the Schuyler County United Way Board, a member of the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club, and a Board member and Past Chairman of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.

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