Glens Falls Hospital Names New VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer


Glens Falls Hospital Names New VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Benjamin Katz, MD to succeed Retiring CMO Robert Pringle, MD

GLENS FALLS, NY — Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) today announced Dr. Benjamin Katz of Saratoga Springs, New York has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Currently the Associate CMO for GFH, Katz will succeed retiring CMO Dr. Robert Pringle effective July 3, 2017. Pringle will remain at GFH as an internal physician consultant through December 1, 2017.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Ben on our team and have witnessed his outstanding dedication and passion for his work. His vision and commitment to high quality patient-centered care will be a tremendous asset to Glens Falls Hospital as we continue to grow and expand our services,” said Dianne Shugrue, President and CEO of Glens Falls Hospital. “Robert has been a wonderful leader and has served our organization well. We are delighted that he will stay on with us through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.”

In addition to his role as Associate Chief Medical Officer, Katz also served as Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at GFH. Previously, he worked in the Emergency Department at Albany Medical Center as Associate Residency Director and Director of Quality Assurance. He is an avid community volunteer and has served as the Medical Director for area ambulance and fire departments and currently serves on the ski patrol for Gore Mountain. He is also a trustee for the Saratoga Independent School.

“I am extremely proud to have been chosen to join the leadership team at Glens Falls Hospital. It’s an exciting and challenging time to be working in health care and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to meet those challenges as we continue to deliver the highest quality care in the region,” said Katz. “My sincere thanks to Dianne Shugrue for her confidence and support.”

Katz attended Williams College in Williamstown, MA where he received a B.A. in Philosophy in 2000. He is a 2004 graduate of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where he earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical Center in 2007.

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Glens Falls Hospital (GFH) is the largest hospital between Albany, NY and Montreal, Canada and maintains a service area that spans 6,000 square miles across 5 diverse counties. Founded in 1897, GFH today operates an advanced health care delivery system featuring 24 regional facilities including 8 specialty practices and 10 primary care centers. A vast array of specialized medical and surgical services are provided in addition to coronary care, occupational and behavioral health care, rehabilitation and wellness and others. The main hospital campus is home to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the Joyce Stock Snuggery birthing center, the Breast Center and a chronic wound healing center. GFH is a not-for-profit organization and the largest employer in New York’s Adirondack region, with over 2,700 staff and more than 300 affiliated physicians. For more information visit