HVEDC adds Galarneau to board of directors

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Gerard Galarneau, MD, MMM, President of Garnet Health Doctors, is joining the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC). Dr. Galarneau, with expertise in quality healthcare and corporate management, will provide comprehensive insights as the HVEDC helps local businesses rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic now and in the future.

Garnet Health Doctors, based in Middletown, is part of Garnet Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the tri-state area. Garnet Health provides medical and healthcare services that enable residents to remain close to home to receive care. Garnet Health Doctors, with eight locations in Orange and Sullivan counties, is a multi-specialty medical practice providing outpatient and inpatient care.

“At Garnet Health Doctors, we work every day to improve and promote quality of life. Working with the HVEDC positions me to extend that commitment across our region and support so many who strive to make our communities special places to live and work,” Galarneau said. “I am excited to contribute to the HVEDC and partner with regional executives to address the needs of our businesses and communities in meaningful ways.”

Dr. Gerard Galarneau

Dr. Galarneau has an innovative and accomplished history of leadership with Garnet Health, which he joined in 2002. Prior to serving as president of Garnet Health Doctors,  Galarneau’s positions included serving as president of Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group, roles that he assumed in June 2017. Earlier, he served as chief executive officer and chief medical officer of Catskill Regional Medical Center (now Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills) and chairman of the Department of Urology at Garnet Health Medical Center (formerly Orange Regional Medical Center).

“Dr. Galarneau’s strategic leadership has powered Garnet Health Doctors to new levels of care and growth – all benefiting the Hudson Valley as a whole,” said HVEDC President & CEO Mike Oates. “His extensive experience and institutional knowledge of the Hudson Valley will be outstanding assets to HVEDC and everyone we serve.”

HVEDC is an economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site-selection consultants, and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding, and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, visit HVEDC.com.