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By Douglas Sciorra

Bryan O’Donovan Steps Down as President & CEO of UR Medicine/St. James Hospital

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February 9, 2022….Hornell, NY…The St. James Hospital board of directors announced today that Bryan O’Donovan is stepping down as president and CEO effective March 11, 2022 to pursue another opportunity.  An interim CEO will be identified by UR Medicine and SJH board.

Bryan O’Donovan, St. James Hospital president and CEO since 2018, is stepping down as of March 11.  An interim CEO will be appointed during the search for a permanent chief executive officer.

“The St. James board is deeply grateful for Bryan’s leadership and hard work over the last three and a half years,” said Shawn Hogan, St. James board chair.  “When he joined us in 2018, we were embarking on a major transformation at St. James.  During his tenure he opened a new medical office building and new hospital, expanded and launched multiple clinical service lines, recruited no less than twenty new physicians, and developed excellent relationships with the community, local businesses and colleges.”

“Bryan has made a very positive impact on the St. James operation and the quality of healthcare in Hornell,” said Steven I. Goldstein, senior vice president of the University of Rochester Medical Center who oversees UR Medicine regional hospitals, and also serves as president and CEO of Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals in Rochester.  “He took over the integration of St. James as a new UR Medicine affiliate, and successfully assimilated both cultures and resources to expand the breadth of specialist services available in Hornell.  He also has demonstrated extraordinary leadership during the pandemic.” 

UR Medicine leadership and the SJH board are working together to identify and appoint an interim CEO.  Details of that appointment will be shared when available.

“We appreciate the many contributions Bryan made to St. James to improve the quality and access of services, and to help position our great hospital as the destination for local healthcare,” said Hogan.  “He will be greatly missed, and we wish him well in his new endeavors and the opportunity to spend more time with his family.” 

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