June 28, 2018
For Immediate Release:
Stephens Mundy Receives HANYS’ 2018 Distinguished Service Award
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) presented its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Stephens M. Mundy, FACHE, Past President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Vermont Health Network (UVHN)—Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) and Alice Hyde Medical Center. The presentation was made at an awards luncheon at HANYS’ 50th Annual Membership Conference on June 28.
Since joining CVPH in 2002, now part of UVHN, Mr. Mundy was a major force for positive change, reshaping and improving care delivery in the North Country. He has also been a powerful voice for advocacy on behalf of all of New York’s healthcare providers.
“Stephens’ vision as President and Chief Executive Officer set the stage for CVPH’s very bright future. His tenure as the organization’s leader will be remembered as one of great accomplishments and growth,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UVHN-CVPH. “From being part of an innovative and integrated network of hospitals that is changing the healthcare delivery system in Northern New York and Vermont, to improving access to primary care in our communities through the development of the CVPH Family Medicine Residency, Stephens has left a lasting mark on the health and well-being of the North Country.”
“It has been a privilege to work with Stephens and benefit from his experience and wisdom. His leadership has left an indelible mark on healthcare in New York. On behalf of HANYS, I congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition and thank him for his tireless dedication to improving access to care,” said Bea Grause, President, HANYS.
Mr. Mundy has led CVPH, and more recently, Alice Hyde Medical Center (starting in 2017) through turbulent years marked by reimbursement reductions, the rise of electronic health records, and healthcare reform. Mr. Mundy navigated these challenges while modernizing operations and undertaking innovative approaches to providing high-quality care in a rural setting.
Under his leadership, the Adirondack Medical Home initiative has earned national recognition and demonstrated that high-quality, patient-centered primary care can be provided cost-effectively.
Recognizing the imperative of consolidation to improve care for all of the communities in the region, CVPH affiliated in 2012 with Fletcher Allen Health Partners, which became UVHNâ€•a seamless, integrated healthcare system for the Champlain Valley.
To address the critical shortage of primary care providers in the North Country, Mr. Mundy helped create the Champlain Valley Physician Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Developed in conjunction with UVHN and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, the residency trains family medicine physicians while improving access to primary care in the region. He also led regional efforts to reduce hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency room visits through the Adirondacks ACO.
Mr. Mundy has been a strong advocate for healthcare, speaking out on behalf of all of New York’s providers and educating lawmakers about the challenges providers face. A longtime member of the HANYS Board of Trustees, he served as Board Chair in 2016. His other professional associations include the Northern New York Hospital Association, Iroquois Healthcare Association Board of Directors, Adirondack Health Institute Board of Directors, and the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council (2004-2009).
Before joining CVPH, Mr. Mundy was the Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia. From 1993 to 1996 he was the CEO of Putnam General Hospital in Hurricane, West Virginia. He held the positions of Associate Administrator and Chief Operating Officer at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia from 1988 to 1993.
His civic commitment includes serving on the boards of directors of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, Pine Harbour Assisted Living, and YMCA; as a member of Rotary; and as a former National Ski Patrol member. He recently served as co-chair of the Strand Theatre Revitalization Capital Campaign, which was critical in reviving the arts in the North Country community.
HANYS’ Distinguished Service Award was established by the Association’s Board of Trustees in 1979 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding personal service in the healthcare field in one or more of the following areas: patient welfare, hospital administration, residential healthcare administration, local and state healthcare organizations, public service, and promotion of legislation relating to better healthcare.
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only 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.