Inter-Lakes hires

TICONDEROGA - Michael D. Zemany has been named chief operating officer at Inter-Lakes Health.

Zemany comes to Inter-Lakes with experience in medical organizations in upstate New York, most recently as an administrator at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.

"Working in Ticonderoga already feels like home," said Zemany, who started in June.

As director of education and staff development at Alice Hyde, he worked to continuously educate and empower the management and staff through organizational development processes, community health and wellness programs, management/leadership initiatives, and clinical and emergency management training.

At Inter-Lakes, the chief operating officer's primary responsibilities are to oversee and manage all departments in the health care corporation, positioning the organization for long-term success. He will report directly to the CEO.

"I understand the needs of rural health care organizations - especially for a complex organization like Inter-Lakes, with Moses-Ludington Hospital, Heritage Commons nursing home, and its other components - and am looking forward to continuing to meet the employees and community members in Ticonderoga and listen to their needs," he said. "There are many hard-working, dedicated people inside and outside the organization. It is through their ideas and contributions that Inter-Lakes will continue to thrive.

"Any organization that's as diverse as Inter-Lakes needs coordination between departments to ensure that everything is running smoothly and efficiently. I am here to support the team that's done such a great job with that synchronization," Zemany said.

"We're very happy to bring Michael aboard," said Kevin Haughney, CEO/CFO of Inter-Lakes Health. "His organizational and operational skills will have a direct impact on our commitment of continuous improvement, and the staff has welcomed him warmly. He very quickly has become an important member of the Inter-Lakes management team."

Zemany is a board member of the Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, is a member of the regional faculty of the New York State Emergency Medical Services Program, and is a state certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Critical Care.

He has a master of business administration degree with two specialties: strategic human resource management and health systems administration.

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