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St. Joseph’s Health appoints new COO

By Eric Reinhardt


Janet Ready
Janet Ready

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A woman who served as president of a New Jersey hospital is the new chief operating officer (COO) of St. Joseph’s Health.

As COO, Janet Ready will oversee the daily operations at St. Joseph’s Health and serve as a member of the administrative leadership team.

Ready joined St. Joseph’s Health on Monday, the organization said in a news release.

She assumes the duties that AnneMarie Czyz had handled for the past five years. Czyz also serves as the chief nursing officer at St. Joseph’s and will remain in that role.

“Due to the ever changing health care landscape, St. Joseph’s Health decided to pursue an enterprise COO position,” Kelly Quinn, public relations and network communications manager, tells CNYBJ in an email.

Ready served as president of Penn Health Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey and as senior VP at Penn Health since 2014.

As president of Princeton Medical Center, Ready oversaw several expansions and initiatives. In her role as senior VP at Penn Health, Ready focused on the organization’s quality and safety control and strategic growth.

Prior to Penn Health, Ready spent nearly 10 years in hospital leadership roles at Healthquest in LaGrange in Dutchess County and at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, where she improved the organization’s financial performance and “significantly raised the medical center’s patient experience,” per the release.

“With over a decade of health-care leadership experience, Janet’s solid industry expertise and acumen will help us continue to uphold and advance operational excellence across our network,” Leslie Luke, president and CEO of St, Joseph’s Health, said. “Janet will be a valuable member of the St. Joseph’s Health team as we continue to provide the highest quality care to our patients.”

Ready holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master of science degree in public health, and an MBA degree from Columbia University. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, St. Joseph’s Health said.

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