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Trustee Fred Watson Named to Garnet Health Board

March 17, 2021

press release courtesy of Garnet Health

Middletown, NY -- Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, is pleased to announce newly appointed Board of Directors Member Frederick A. Watson.

Mr. Watson is the founder of Three Cities Management LLC and Watson Services, Inc. He has more than 35 years of highly diversified and successful food service management experience with a wide range of clients including the United States Military Academy, Cadet Mess Hall at West Point, the Army National Guard Professional Education Center at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, and the United States Coast Guard.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Watson to Garnet Health’s Board of Directors,” said Don Beeler, Garnet Health Board of Directors Chairman. “We believe his strong experience will be extremely valuable as Garnet Health continues to grow.”

Mr. Watson received his Master’s degree in Food Service Administration from New York University and his Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Institutional Management from Virginia State University. He is a graduate of the Advanced Minority Business Executive Program and the Minority Business Executive Program from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, where he taught Food Service Management II to Dietetic students.

Mr. Watson currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Orange County Community College Board of Trustees, as a Voting Member of New York Community College Trustees and as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, Inc.

“Mr. Watson is an outstanding individual,” said Scott Batulis, Garnet Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “He is going to make an important and positive impact on our health system.”

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 and is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. 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 health care. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit garnethealth.org.