"Pamela Murphy, MD, MHA, FACEP, ABQAURP"MIDDLETOWN, NY (Mar. 5, 2024) — Garnet Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Pamela Murphy, MD, MHA, FACEP, ABQAURP, to the new position of Garnet Health Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The roles of CMO at Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills and Garnet Health Medical Center have been consolidated into one systemwide position.

Dr. Murphy will oversee medical care provided at Garnet Health’s three hospital campuses—located in Callicoon, Harris and Middletown—and all hospital-based outpatient departments. She will also continue her executive leadership responsibilities in case management and continue to serve as the hospitals’ executive sponsor for the Medical Directors of Pediatrics, Trauma and Acute Surgery, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Critical Care Intensivist and Hospitalist services

“Dr. Murphy’s tenure with Garnet Health and recent role serving as CMO of Garnet Health Medical Center makes her well suited for this new enterprise position,” remarked Jonathan Schiller, president and CEO of Garnet Health. “I am confident she will lead our efforts to streamline efficiencies, maintain and enhance our highly skilled medical team, and ensure our patients receive the high-quality care they have come to expect at our hospitals and outpatient facilities.” 

Dr. Murphy joined Garnet Health in October 1993. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry/biology from California State University and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Murphy is also a board-certified fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York.

Dr. Murphy has held a variety of leadership positions in the region, most notably as the medical director of the Orange County Department of Health; Garnet Health physician advisor; director of Urgent Care Center and Emergency Services for Crystal Run; medical director of the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Council; and a vetted member of the New York State Emergency Medicine Advisory Committee to New York’s Governor, among many other posts and positions.

“I am extremely honored and excited to take on this systemwide position,” said Dr. Murphy. “While the needs of each patient we treat are unique, having and maintaining consistent standards for quality of care throughout our health system will only enhance our ability to provide the very best care and positive outcomes for all we are privileged to serve.”

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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 500,000 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 Catskills region. Garnet Health provides the services of 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