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July 13, 2017

Courtney Burke Appointed COO of HANYS

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) has appointed Courtney Burke as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). She will begin August 21. In her new position, she will oversee all of HANYS’ operations and ensure optimal alignment of the Association’s various functions—from healthcare policy and advocacy to quality improvement and data analysis.

Ms. Burke comes to HANYS with an extensive background in healthcare operations and policy, with a career that has included executive positions in government and the healthcare provider sector.

“Courtney is a welcome addition to our senior management team who will help guide the Association in an exciting and challenging time,” said HANYS’ President Bea Grause. “Her combination of operational and policy experience will strengthen our internal operations and advocacy efforts as we work with our members to protect patient care and navigate an ever-changing, complex healthcare landscape.”

Ms. Burke most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Albany Medical Center. Before that, she served as New York State’s Deputy Secretary for Health. In that role, Ms. Burke provided oversight for the state’s health and mental hygiene agencies, including the Department of Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the Office for the Aging, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, Office of Mental Health, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Justice Center.

Ms. Burke also previously served as Commissioner of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities an agency of nearly 20,000 employees. Before that, she served as Director of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government’s New York State Health Policy Research Center, and as the senior research scientist in the Rockefeller Institute’s Health and Medicaid studies program. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Burke worked at the New York State Department of Health and as the Senior Policy Analyst at the New York State Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities.

Ms. Burke has a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the School of Public Health, University at Albany, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Connecticut.

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing hundreds of non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other healthcare organizations.