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Senior Leadership

Kimberly Boynton
Chief Executive Officer


Kelli Harris
Chief Financial Officer


Derrick Suehs
Chief Quality Officer


Ron Stahl, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Seth Kronenberg, MD
Chief Physician Integration Officer


Ann Sedore, PhD, RN
Chief Nursing & Clinical Services Officer

Chris Farnum
Vice President, Business Development


Bob Allen
Vice President, Communications & Governmental Affairs


Betty O'Connor
Vice President, Nursing Operations


Carrie Berse
President, Crouse Health Foundation


Paul Kronenberg, MD
Executive Vice President


Kim Rose
Chief Information Officer




Kimberly Boynton

Kimberly Boynton
Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly Boynton serves as Chief Executive Officer of Crouse Hospital. Prior to her appointment as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2014, she had served as Chief Financial Officer since 2003. Boynton joined Crouse Hospital as a Financial Analyst in 1998, and was named Director of Finance in 2000 and Vice President of Finance in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Niagara University and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. A Syracuse native, she is actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of the United Way of Central New York, Christian Brothers Academy, Catholic Charities, Elmcrest Children’s Center and AAA of Western and Central New York. She also serves as board member for Rosewood Heights Health Center and Iroquois Nursing Home, and as an Advisory Board Member of First Niagara. A graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, Boynton is a past WTVH "Women in Leadership" honoree, MS Resources of CNY "Crusader for Care" award recipient and CNY Business Journal "Women in Business" honoree.

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Kelli Harris

Kelli Harris
Chief Financial Officer

Kelli Harris, CPA, was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Crouse Hospital, effective Jan. 1, 2014. With Crouse Hospital since 2002, Harris previously served as Director of Finance and Patient Financial Services, and will continue to oversee all finance, reimbursement, financial forecasting, decision support and budgeting activities for the hospital and its affiliates. She also is responsible for all patient accounting and patient access functions across the Crouse system. In addition to Finance and Patient Financial Services, Harris oversees the hospital’s Health Information Management and Materials Management and Purchasing functions. A graduate of Niagara University, Harris previously was with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior associate. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration degree from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and serves as Assistant Treasurer for the Crouse Health Foundation.

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Derrick Suehs

Derrick Suehs
Chief Quality Officer

Derrick Suehs has served as Chief Quality Officer at Crouse Hospital since 2002, having joined the hospital in 1998 as Director of Quality Improvement. In his current role he is responsible for the organizational transformation and cultural performance through oversight of the hospital's initiatives to improve quality outcomes, advantage human resources, reduce risks, create a learning environment, enhance the customers' experience and promote the mission, vision and values of the hospital. He has spoken at various national conferences on such topics as quality reporting and measuring real change, effective leadership and public reporting. Suehs holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and an advanced degree in Business Administration from National University. He has more than 25 years in healthcare leadership positions.

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Ron Stahl

Ron Stahl, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Ron Stahl, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer for Crouse Hospital. He is responsible for all strategic and service aspects related to the hospital's medical staff, including development and physician recruitment/retention. Key priorities include enhancing physician relationships, building on physician loyalty, and strengthening the commitment of physician opinion leaders while aligning the physician culture with the hospital's mission, vision and values. Dr. Stahl, a member of the Crouse medical staff since 1993, also oversees approaches for continued cost, quality and efficiency projects involving the medical staff. Dr. Stahl earned his medical degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Seth Kronenberg Bio

Seth Kronenberg, MD
Chief Physician Integration Officer
Seth Kronenberg, MD, serves as Chief Physician Integration Officer for Crouse Hospital and has oversight for physician engagement, recruitment and integration of community-based practicing physicians in their relationships with the Crouse care network. He also serves as president and medical director of Crouse Medical Practice (CMP), overseeing operations and integration activities within the Crouse delivery system. Dr. Kronenberg, a board-certified internist and partner with Internist Associates of Central New York, is also the primary Crouse contact for the Crouse-affiliated Health Alliance Physician Organization and other community-based physicians for alignment and integration activities, including network development and population health management initiatives. Dr. Kronenberg joined Internist Associates of Central New York in 2001, becoming managing partner in 2005. In 2010, Internist Associates became part of Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC, and Dr. Kronenberg was appointed medical director. Dr. Kronenberg received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended medical school and did his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

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Ann Sedore

Ann Sedore
Chief Nursing & Clinical Services Officer

Ann Sedore, PhD, RN, director of the Crouse Hospital College of Nursing since 2006, was appointed Chief Nursing & Clinical Services Officer for Crouse Hospital in February 2013. In her current role, she oversees nursing practice and patient care services throughout the institution and guides strategic planning for women’s services. She earned her doctorate in Adult Education from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Nursing from New York University. She is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College, where she earned a B.S. in Nursing. Dr. Sedore is a member of the Central New York Nurses Collaborative to Advance Research and Evidence-based Practice (CNY-NCARE) and of Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Alpha Chapter. She serves on the Onondaga County BOCES Health Advisory board; the Breast Care Partners board, and is a consultant on legal matters related to nursing care in acute care settings to law firms throughout New York State.

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Chris Farnum

Chris Farnum
Vice President, Business Development

Chris Farnum is Vice President for Business Development at Crouse Hospital. In his current role he is responsible for implementation of physician/hospital joint ventures, directing the development of business plans relating to new programs and being responsible for the negotiations of all employed physician contracts. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, with an advanced degree in Public Administration and degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business from Springfield College and Providence College respectively. Farnum has more than 25 years in healthcare leadership positions.

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Bob Allen

Bob Allen
Vice President, Communications & Governmental Affairs

Bob Allen serves as Vice President of Communications and Governmental Affairs at Crouse Hospital, a position he has held since June 2007. Prior to that he served as Director of Communications for the hospital. Allen oversees all marketing communications, media relations, public relations, community relations and governmental affairs functions for the hospital. He is a current member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and previously served on the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Advisory Board, Thursday Morning Roundtable, University Hill Corporation's Government Relations Committee and WCNY TV24's Community Advisory committee. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Allen is a current board member of the American Heart/Stroke Associations and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. In 2010, he received the Philip A. Hofmann Award for Best News Source from the Syracuse Press Club.

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Betty O'Connor

Betty O'Connor
Vice President, Nursing Operations

Betty O’Connor is Vice President for Nursing Operations, overseeing all nursing and clinical activity related to medical/surgical nursing; the ICU; emergency services; bariatrics; stroke; and dialysis services. With Crouse Hospital since 1979, Betty is a graduate of Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (1980) and received her BS in Nursing from SUNY Utica Rome in 1990. She has recently completed work to receive the Healthcare Leadership Certificate from the Madden School of Business at LeMoyne College, where she is also pursuing her master’s degree in nursing.

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Carrier Berse Bio

Carrie Berse
President, Crouse Health Foundation

Carrie Berse is President of the Crouse Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Crouse Hospital. Since 1993, she has been responsible for the operations of the Foundation including: planning and implementation of fundraising activities (annual, major, planned and capital giving); endowment fund oversight; special events; communications and development/donor services. Carrie has 35 years of experience as a fundraising executive, with 33 of those years spent specializing in healthcare. She has been a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy since 1991 and a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1986. Carrie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Adelphi University, and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Syracuse program. She has been a recipient of various local honors: The CNY Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and “Women in Business” awards, the Post-Standard’s “Person of Achievement” award and most recently, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Central New York Chapter, “Fund-Raising Executive of the Year.”

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KronenbergP

Paul Kronenberg, MD
Executive Vice President

Dr. Paul Kronenberg is former President and Chief Executive Officer of Crouse Hospital. He served as Chief of Medicine at Crouse for 20 years and as CEO from February 2004 until December 2013. Dr. Kronenberg is a board-certified internist and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. In each of the years he has served as CEO, the hospital has beaten budget targets and in 2006 was named "Business of the Year" by the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and "Employer of Choice" by the Central New York Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2008, the hospital received the Optimas Award for General Excellence from Workforce Management magazine, the nation's leading human resources industry publication. Crouse is the first and only U.S. hospital to earn this award, the top one given by the magazine. Dr. Kronenberg is a 2009 recipient of the Post-Standard's Achievement Award, currently serves as chair of the University Hill Corp., and is on the board of CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity.

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Kim Rose

Kim Rose
Chief Information Officer

Kim Rose serves as Chief Information Officer for the hospital and its affiliated entities, including Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC, and Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. In her role as CIO, Rose works with senior leadership to provide vision and strategic direction in the continued development and implementation of Crouse’s system-wide health information technology operations, as well as developing capability to enhance information sharing between Crouse and community physicians. Rose had provided leadership and direction to the hospital’s Information Technology Department since 2012, overseeing numerous major technology initiatives including a new Emergency Department patient tracker system, the hospital’s MyHealthChart patient portal, computerized physician order entry and medication administration systems. She currently is leading the implementation of Soarian, the hospital’s electronic medical records system, which is scheduled to go live in 2015. Rose holds a master’s degree in information resource management from Syracuse University.

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