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Transforming the way health care is delivered to our patients and our communities.
Albany Med Health System Leadership
Collaboration starts at the top and extends throughout the System. Leaders from each institution in the System work regularly together to share expertise and insight. All hospitals are represented on each partner’s Board as well.

From Our Leadership

“Each hospital in the System has a proud tradition of serving communities in our region for more than a century. Today, we are building a strong, diverse system that will sustain our tradition of excellence for generations to come.”
~Dennis P. McKenna, M.D., President and CEO, Albany Medical Center

“We plan for the future together—sharing knowledge, developing best practices and laying the foundation for the best possible patient experience.”
~ Jay P. Cahalan, President and CEO, Columbia Memorial Health

“The System partnership will only enhance and strengthen what we already have – high quality care, close to home.”
~ Dianne Shugrue, President and CEO, Glens Falls Hospital

“The System doesn’t change a patient’s interactions with his or her home hospital. You still see the same providers in the same locations. But behind the scenes, enhanced provider relationships and more efficient processes help make your experience—and your hospital—even better.”
~ Angelo G. Calbone, President and CEO, Saratoga Hospital

“By working together to coordinate care, we offer a higher level of care to all of our communities.”
~ Steven M. Frisch, M.D., Senior Executive Vice President, Albany Medical Center

The Leadership Team

Dennis P. McKenna, M.D.

Dennis P. McKenna, M.D.

President and CEO
Albany Medical Center

Dr. McKenna is president and chief executive officer of Albany Medical Center. An Emergency Department physician who held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Albany Med in 2000, Dr. McKenna served as medical director of the Emergency Department, medical director of the hospital and president of the Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group. He spent 20 years in the military with numerous tours of combat duty in the Middle East and Africa, retiring as a Navy captain. A graduate of Albany Medical College, Class of 1992, Dr. McKenna completed his residency at Albany Med.

Jay P. Cahalan

Jay P. Cahalan

President and CEO
Columbia Memorial Health

Mr. Cahalan joined Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) in 1994 as chief operating officer and served as executive vice president before being named president and CEO in 2012. CMH has continued to expand diagnostic and treatment capabilities to Columbia and Greene Counties. He has been instrumental in transforming CMH from an inpatient-focused community hospital to an integrated health care delivery system with over 40 medical service outlets and physician practices. In 2016, Mr. Cahalan led the organization to a groundbreaking affiliation with Albany Medical Center. The affiliation further expanded health care services to Columbia and Greene counties as CMH became the first hospital to partner with Albany Med.

Dianne Shugrue headshot

Dianne Shugrue

President and CEO
Glens Falls Hospital

Ms. Shugrue was appointed President and CEO of Glens Falls Hospital in June of 2013. She joined Glens Falls Hospital in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Glens Falls Hospital, Dianne held various healthcare leadership positions including Vice President for Nursing Governance at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare System, and Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Orange Regional Medical Center.  Dianne is board certified in Administration by the American Nurses Association. She has authored various publications on Nursing, Quality and Leadership.  She holds a BSN from Fitchburg State College, and a master’s degree from Anna Maria College.

Angelo G. Calbone

Angelo G. Calbone

President and CEO
Saratoga Hospital

Mr. Calbone has been president and chief executive officer of Saratoga Hospital since 2006. Under his leadership, the hospital has added facilities, services and staff on three campuses; established a multispecialty medical practice; and expanded to more than 20 locations throughout Saratoga County. Previously, Mr. Calbone was president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston/Niagara Falls, New York and CEO of the Health System of Niagara. He holds a master’s in health services administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Steven M. Frisch, M.D.

Steven M. Frisch, M.D.

Senior Executive Vice President
Albany Medical Center

Dr. Frisch is senior executive vice president for Albany Medical Center’s Integrated Delivery System, responsible for the interface with the Albany Med Health System’s affiliated institutions and physician groups. He coordinates strategic planning and oversees network development, managed care contracting and risk management for the System. Dr. Frisch has been with Albany Med since 1979, serving in senior administration since 1995, including as hospital system general director and head of the Division of General Internal Medicine. A graduate of Albany Medical College, he was the first Schleiermacher Professor of General Internal Medicine.