The Garnet Health Board of Directors has named Jerry Dunlavey, current Vice President of Operations for Garnet Health and Chief Operating Officer for Garnet Health Medical Center—Catskills, to serve as Interim President and CEO for Garnet Health and Garnet Health Medical Center, effective December 30, 2022.
Mr. Dunlavey brings nearly 25 years of healthcare leadership to this role. He joined Garnet Health in November 2001, where he has served as the system’s Vice President of Clinical Program Development and Operations, the senior executive responsible for the development of seven ACGME-accredited residency programs, and the founding executive for Garnet Health Doctors, the health system’s employed medical group. In June 2022, Mr. Dunlavey was appointed Vice President of Operations for Garnet Health and Chief Operating Officer for Garnet Health Medical Center– Catskills.
“Jerry’s extensive healthcare experience and tenure with the organization has earned him credibility as a trusted leader. He is fully committed to our patients, staff and the communities we serve,” said Phillip L. Massengill, MD, FACS, Board Chair, Garnet Health. “With his business experience, medical knowledge, and thoughtful leadership we have every confidence this will be a seamless transition.”
Mr. Dunlavey earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Iona University in New Rochelle, NY. He also holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.
About Garnet Health
Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit Corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to approximately 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Garnet Health provides services by more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit