ITHACA, N.Y. — John Rudd, president and chief executive officer of Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health System, announced today his plans to retire in the fall of 2019.
Martin Stallone, MD, vice president of physician operations at Cayuga Medical Center and president of Cayuga Medical Associates, will succeed Rudd on January 1, 2019, as president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center. To assist with the transition, Rudd will continue as president and CEO of Cayuga Health System until the fall of 2019 when Dr. Stallone will assume those additional responsibilities.
“Retiring from an organization like Cayuga Health System is not an easy decision. I will miss working with our dedicated employees, physicians, volunteers, board of directors, and community partners to advance health care services throughout the region,” said Rudd. “Since being appointed CEO, we have accomplished a great deal with a number of projects including a new state-of-the-art laboratory, new maternity unit, major renovation and expansion of surgical services, and more recently, a renovation of the behavioral services unit and the ongoing efforts to establish a rural residency program for internal medicine physicians. “I am very pleased that the board has appointed Dr. Stallone as my successor. He is well prepared to guide our entire organization forward and continue the focus on our mission of improving the health of our communities by delivering the highest quality of health care in a safe, compassionate, and sustainable manner, one person at a time.”
“The board of directors wants to thank John Rudd for his decisive leadership over 23 years in his roles of chief financial officer, senior vice president, and for the past six years as our CEO,” said Larry Baum, chairman of the Board of Directors of Cayuga Health System. “During that time, Cayuga Medical Center has experienced the most significant growth in the hospital’s history with major regional expansion of services, the fostering of relationships with key clinical partners, and sound fiscal management that has allowed the organization to reinvest in services and equipment that benefits our community. Under John’s leadership Cayuga Health System was formed in 2014, in partnership with Schuyler Hospital. We are very pleased that Dr. Stallone will become the next president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health System,” Baum continues. “Dr. Stallone is a highly accomplished physician who holds an MBA and who has been integral to our continuing progress. We are well positioned for a smooth transition.”
“Working at Cayuga Medical Center for nearly a decade has provided me with many opportunities for growth and has prepared me well for this new role,” said Dr. Stallone. “I would like to thank John Rudd for his mentoring and guidance. I look forward to continuing my work with the many talented, committed people within our organization. I’m also eager to carry on our important work with the communities we serve; to evaluate and meet their health care needs and provide ease of access to excellent care.”
Cayuga Health System (CHS) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,200 employees. CHS is clinically linked to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, Roswell Park for cancer services, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences. It has also teamed up with Family Health Network of Central New York to enhance care in the region.