NEW YORK, Jan. 21 -- The Animal Medical Center (AMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kathryn Coyne to the position of Chief Executive Officer. She comes to The AMC with extensive experience in human healthcare management and operations. Ms. Coyne's career has included a highly successful tenure within the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System in New Jersey, where for the past 12 years, she has held the position of Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer of Union Hospital.
In this role, Ms. Coyne was responsible for the strategic planning and operations of the mid-sized acute care teaching hospital, which resulted in a significant improvement in quality outcomes and customer satisfaction. She created a work environment where the hospital was ranked in the 99th percentile for employee satisfaction by the Press-Ganey organization, the hospital industry's leading independent source of patient satisfaction measurement and improvement services. "In any organization, employees are key to on-going success," states Ms. Coyne. "And, as in my experience within the Saint Barnabas System, my commitment to the employees of The AMC will be equally as strong."
Ms. Coyne established several unique programs by gaining Saint Barnabas' physician consensus and support. Two notable examples were a Charity Care Reimbursement Program which provided specialty coverage for the uninsured, and the funding and opening of a highly profitable state-of-the art Center for Ambulatory Surgery.
"Kathryn Coyne is poised to lead our organization at the onset of The AMC's centennial year," says Robert Liberman, Chairman of The AMC Board of Trustees . "She brings solid management and operational expertise that will be instrumental in furthering AMC's mission to promote the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education," adds Lieberman.
Ms. Coyne will assume the position of CEO, effective March 15, 2010. She will work closely with The AMC Board of Trustees and Management Committee, including Dr. Bill Muir in his capacity as Chief Medical Officer. "It is truly an honor and a privilege to be appointed as CEO during this momentous time. The Animal Medical Center has long been held as the premier non-profit, teaching animal hospital in the country. I look forward to being a part of its remarkable legacy."
Kathryn received her MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and is a member of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, American College of Health Executives and the National Board of Respiratory Practitioners. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The New Jersey Hospital Association.
In addition to Kathryn's depth of experience in healthcare management, she brings with her a true love of animals. She is the proud owner of her horse, "Casino," two rescued cats, "Spanky" and "Weezer" and through the years, she and her family have made room in their hearts and home for several dogs, raccoons, ducks and rabbits. Kathryn is married to her husband James J. Coyne, MD, a cardiologist. Between them, they have three children.
About The Animal Medical Center
The Animal Medical Center (http://www.amcny.org) in New York City is celebrating its "Centennial Year - 100 Years of Science, Service and Compassionate Care."
The AMC is a non-profit veterinary center and a national leader in animal care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, The AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education. The AMC staff is comprised of over 80 veterinarians – more than 30 of whom are board certified - utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach combining expertise in more than 20 key specialties and services to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The doctors of the Animal Medical Center saved my cat Sweepy's life and gave her another five wonderful years of life. This was my most dramatic experience with the AMC but neither my first nor last.
Daisy, my three year old guinea pig recently had surgery at the Animal Medical Center to remove an infected toe on her front foot. Dr. Quesenberry tried to save it with antibiotics, cream and bandages before having to perform surgery.
We adopted Shai through a foster family to discover she was mostly blind from abuse. Only months later, her retina detached and she became fully blind. This brave and small Shih Tzu still acclimated well, until she suffered a stroke. We came home to a normally snuggly pup who that day could not get up off of her side.