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Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer
Brooks Memorial Hospital

President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Chief Executive Officer


President and Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Mohawk Valley Heart Institute


Board Member
Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Chairman, Board of Directors
Western New York Healthcare Association

Board Member
Western New York Healthcare Association


Master of Business Administration

Cornell University

bachelor's degree
University of Rochester

Web References (138 Total References)

George Pataki, the goal of this ...

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George Pataki, the goal of this commission was to reduce the number of licensed hospital beds statewide from 63,000 to 43,000, according to Richard Ketcham, president of Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.

Health Transaction Network

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"We see great value in offering similar programs and services to our community members as our relationship grows with TLC," said Richard Ketcham, president and chief executive officer of Brooks Memorial Hospital.

Officials from Brooks did not ...

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Officials from Brooks did not mention many changes that were as extensive as those revealed by TLC, but Brooks CEO Richard Ketcham noted that the consolidation would prevent a considerable building project that would be necessary if the Berger Commission's initial recommendations close inpatient beds at neighboring hospitals and make Brooks the "sole community care provider," increasing its flow of patients.

"This plan will also result in less extensive rebuilding and capital expenses than we would have had if we went our ways independently," Ketcham said.

New President and CEO at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, NY — The Sisters of St. Francis

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Richard H. Ketcham, who was most recently president/CEO of Brooks Rick Ketcham

Ketcham, who will take over on Sept. 8, will be the first layperson to head the 94-year-old facility; the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities is the medical center's religious sponsor, and in the past members of the order have filled the top post.
"I am both honored and humbled to have been offered the opportunity to be the first lay chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Medical Center," Ketcham said in a news release. "My goal is to continue in the great tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis, as well as help prepare the medical center for the future. I have been overwhelmed with how welcoming everyone has been to me. I look forward to working with such a dynamic team of employees, physicians and volunteers."
Sister Patricia Burkard, general minister of the Sisters of St. Francis, said in the release: "We look forward to a fruitful future under the leadership of Richard, in which the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities will continue to thrive, through his dedicated service and that of all who are a part of the medical center community."
Ketcham's statement went on to say that he and his wife, Susan, look forward to becoming active members of the Utica community.
Beyond their prepared statements, neither Ketcham nor hospital officials would comment on the appointment Friday, but a news conference introducing Ketcham is planned for 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Ketcham is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the board of directors of the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council.
From 1986 to 2009, Ketcham served as head of Brooks Memorial, a 99-bed, not-for-profit and acute-care hospital with a staff of 450 employees and 70 physicians, located just south of Buffalo.
According to an October 2008 article in The Post-Journal in Jamestown, in the two decades Ketcham led Brooks, he oversaw an era of expansion during which a new radiology wing was added, the emergency department doubled in size, a dialysis unit was built and expanded, the obstetrics department was remodeled and a sleep center opened.
The Post-Journal also reported that when he left in 2009, Ketcham said the hospital was debt-free.
A November 2008 article in the Dunkirk Observer reported the Brooks Memorial board of directors named its Women's Imaging Center in his honor.
Before taking the helm at Brooks Memorial, Ketcham served as administrator and associate administrator of Highland Hospital in Shreveport, La. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Rochester and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Mr. Ketcham has a record of consistent achievement in areas of quality, expansion projects and establishing new services.

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce | News - Let’s Go Forward with Centralization

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Richard Ketcham:  672-4868

Richard Ketcham Co-Chair

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