June 8, 2018
HORNELL, NY – Statement From St. James Hospital, about their new CEO, Bryan Donovan:
The St. James Hospital Board of Directors has selected Bryan J. O’Donovan, M.P.A.,
M.S., as its new president and chief executive officer. The announcement was made Friday morning during an employee event celebrating the hospital’s recent affiliation with UR Medicine. O’Donovan begins July 9 in his new role. He will take over for Interim President and CEO Leo Brideau, who has supported St. James during a CEO search that began in February. O’Donovan has spent the past 18 months as director of Ambulatory Administration and Practice Management for UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital and Medical Faculty Groups, overseeing 210 ambulatory hospital-based and faculty practice clinics spanning multiple counties, with patient visits exceeding 2 million last year.
Since 2013, O’Donovan has served as director of UR Medicine’s Strong West facility in Brockport. The ambulatory medical center, which is part of Strong Memorial Hospital, is comprised of health care programs that include an outpatient surgical center, a multispecialty suite, imaging, primary care, oncology, orthopaedics, and the first off-campus emergency department in Upstate New York. In 2013, Strong West opened with three clinical programs and 30 employees. There are now 17 programs and 180 employees.
He previously was administrator for UR Medicine’s Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation. A military veteran, O’Donovan began his health care career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he managed programs for homeless and disabled veterans. “From a diverse pool of candidates, Bryan’s health care experience and previous successes stood out,” said Dr. Susan Gray, chair of the St. James Hospital Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome him to the St. James family and look forward to our bright future as we prepare to open a new hospital
and further expand the high-quality clinical care we offer our neighbors.”
“Bryan O’Donovan is an experienced health-care administrator who has advanced the UR Medicine goal to provide high-quality health care as close to home as possible for families across Upstate New York,” said Steven I. Goldstein, Vice President of the University of Rochester Medical Center who
oversees UR Medicine regional hospitals, and also serves as President and CEO of Strong Memorial.