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Garnet Health Appoints Five New System Medical Directors

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September 12, 2020
Leroy Cordero Floyd III          Kavneet Kaur
Aamir Gilani         Anjana Poonthota           Ulrick Vieux
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Hospital Spokesman:  Rob Lee, Executive Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
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September 11, 2020 - For Immediate Release:
Garnet Health Appoints Five New System Medical Directors
Middletown, NY- Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, has appointed five medical directors from Garnet Health Doctors as part of its new system structure.
“We have designed our health system to deliver excellence in care,” said Garnet Health President and CEO Scott Batulis. “Working as a collective with our clinical staff, these system medical directors will help to enhance each patient’s experience at every point along their journey.”
As medical directors, these physicians partner with the health system’s Administration to lead critical healthcare services across the organization. They are directly involved in developing the vision and strategic plan for their respective services, strive to bring standardized best practices to our healthcare settings, lead innovative programs and services and provide the highest quality of care to our patients and our community.
The new Garnet Health system medical directors are:
Leroy Cordero Floyd III, MD, CPE, FACP, FHM, Medical Director of Hospitalist Services. Dr. Floyd is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and received his medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Rutgers University.
Aamir M. Gilani, MD, FCCP, MPH Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Services. Dr. Gilani holds Board certifications in Critical Care, Internal and Pulmonary Medicine. He received his medical degree from Army Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his Residency from Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA followed by Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health in Health Policy and Outcomes Management from The Dartmouth Institute.
Kavneet Kaur, MD, MPH, Medical Director Neurology Services, Garnet Health Doctors; Medical Director Stroke Program, Garnet Health. Dr. Kaur is Board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her Neurology Residency and a Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center and obtained her medical and surgery degree from M.G.M. Medical College and L.S.K. Hospital in India.
Anjana Poonthota, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director of Women and Children’s Services. Dr. Poonthota received her medical degree from Guntur Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences. She completed her Pediatrics Residency at Albany Medical Center.
Ulrick Vieux, DO, MS, Medical Director of Behavioral Health. Dr. Vieux completed his Fellowship in Psychoanalysis at the New York University Psychoanalytic Institute at New York University Medical Center; his Family Medicine Residency at New York Medical College; and Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatry training at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Vieux completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and master's degree in Human Nutrition at Columbia University-College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is double Board-certified in Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.
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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 – Catskills, Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills and Garnet Health Foundation. 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 nearly 1,000 credentialed practitioners and is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2018 and 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
About Garnet Health Doctors
Garnet Health Doctors is part of Garnet Health, comprised of the well-established and highly regarded Garnet Health Medical Center and Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills. Garnet Health Doctors is a growing Urgent Care, Primary Care and multi-specialty, Hospital-supported medical practice. With Board-certified Physicians, Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioners and Board-certified Advanced Practice Professionals, we provide outpatient care to patients in Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Pike and Sussex  Counties. Appointments are available at offices in Bethel, Callicoon, Harris, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Middletown, Monroe and Monticello. Visit
Lauren Kropf-Zuckerman, BAJ
Senior Specialist
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Garnet Health (formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System)
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY, 10940

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