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Dan Ayres

Hospice Cuts Ribbon On New Office

Hospice Cuts Ribbon

On New Office

With Otsego Chamber of Commerce President Barbara Ann Heegan to his right, and Catskill Area Hospice President Dan Ayres and Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig to his left, Hospice board member Les Grummons cuts the ceremonial ribbon on Hospice’s new office located on River Street in Oneonta. Catskill Area Hospice consolidated it’s six local offices into one centralized office building to help improve the efficiency of the at-home healthcare provider’s operations. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO)


Lola Rathbone To Retire As Catskill Hospice CEO

Lola Rathbone To Retire

As Catskill Hospice CEO

Former Tri-Town, O’Connor Exec Succeeds Her
Lola Rathbone
Lola Rathbone

ONEONTA – Lola Rathbone, president/CEO of Catskill Area Hospital, announced a few minutes ago that she will retire in 2017 after 25 years with the organization.

The Board of Directors has named Dan Ayres, former CEO of O’Connor Hospital in Delhi and Tri-Town Hospital in Sidney, to succeed her.

Ayres, who will be relocating back to the area after heading Summersville Regional Medical Center in West Virginia for the past two years, served on the Hospice Board of Directors for six years.

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