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September 27, 2011
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Dr. McCabe earns ranking as top healthcare executive

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Upstate University Hospital CEO John McCabe, M.D., has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know,” which recognizes individuals leading prominent American healthcare organizations.

It’s the second time this year that Becker’s has recognized McCabe. In March, Becker’s named McCabe to a list of 130 Hospital and Healthcare System CEOs to Know.

This past year, McCabe oversaw Upstate’s acquisition of Community General Hospital, creating the largest hospital in Syracuse. McCabe was appointed chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs of Upstate Medical University in August 2009. Highlights of his 22-year career at Upstate include the development of an Emergency Medicine residency training program, overseeing the opening and transition of patients into the Upstate University Hospital’s East Tower and Golisano Children’s Hospital, the development and opening of a mass casualty unit and upgraded infirmary at the New York State Fairgrounds, the development of an emergency medicine simulation center for training medical residents and the expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Room.

McCabe’s national leadership positions include service as chair of the board of directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the organization that oversees the certification of physician specialists in the United States.

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