J. Chad Teeters to Lead UR Medicine Noyes Health

Mar. 18, 2021
Will take the helm from retiring CEO and President Amy Pollard
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The Noyes Health Board of Directors has selected J. Chad Teeters, M.D., MBA, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. The announcement was made to the Noyes management team Thursday morning by Amy Pollard, R.N., BSN, MPS, who will retire in April after a decade leading Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital and its related health care entities.

Teeters served as chief of UR Medicine Highland Hospital’s Cardiology Division from 2009 to 2020, and also has served for three years as executive medical director for Accountable Health Partners (AHP), a clinically integrated network of hospitals, University of Rochester medical faculty and community physicians.

Under his leadership, Highland Cardiology grew into a preeminent practice in the region, bolstering its expert team by recruiting top talent from URMC’s cardiology fellowship program and achieving double-digit financial growth every year for 11 years. He guided Highland to achieve certification as a Heart Failure Center and also to excel in the Mission Lifeline program through the American Heart Association.

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Teeters has been instrumental in developing AHP’s role as a trusted source of information and support for health care providers across the 10-county Finger Lakes Region. Along with frequent “fireside chats” to keep practices throughout the region informed, he led efforts to secure personal protective equipment for AHP members, assisted practices with technology for the transition to telehealth, and helped to facilitate access to COVID vaccinations for providers and their staffs. His efforts also have supported AHP’s excellence in quality metrics, as well as financial stability to help providers remain solvent during the pandemic.

In addition to his new role as Noyes president and CEO, Teeters will devote a half-day each week providing patient care at Finger Lakes Cardiology Group in Geneseo. While based in Dansville, he also will continue to serve providers as AHP’s executive medical director.

“Given our strategic goals, which include expanding services throughout the communities we serve, Dr. Teeters was clearly the best candidate to successfully lead Noyes,” said Board Chair James Culbertson. “His energy and enthusiasm were palpable during his interview. I know I speak for the Board when I say we are looking forward to working with him.”

“Chad Teeters is a highly regarded clinician and administrator whose experience has prepared him well to lead Noyes into the future,” said Steven I. Goldstein, senior vice president of the University of Rochester Medical Center who oversees UR Medicine regional hospitals, and also serves as president and CEO of Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals in Rochester. “His unique blend of clinical and leadership experience provides the skills he needs to build on Amy’s legacy and usher in a new era of growth and success for Noyes as part of the UR Medicine health system.”

Teeters received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Preventive Cardiology at the University of Rochester. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to begin working with the dedicated, talented Noyes team and getting to know the community we serve,” Teeters said. “This century-old institution with strong roots embedded in community care has evolved to become what it is today: a comprehensive health care hub that ensures high-quality, high-tech care, close to home for Livingston County and its neighbors. I look forward to helping Noyes further flourish in the years ahead as we continue improving the health of this great community.”

Noyes Health became an affiliate of UR Medicine in 2016, shepherded by Pollard as she worked to attract new specialists and other providers to the region. Under her direction, Noyes expanded emergency services, cancer care, and mental health and wellness programs in the Dansville area, and will soon open an imaging center that will offer PET/CT scans and interventional radiology.

“Our board expresses its sincere gratitude and respect to Amy Pollard for the outstanding job she has done as president and CEO over the last 10 years,” Culbertson said. “Under Amy’s leadership, Noyes has expanded services and facilitated the affiliation process that made Noyes Health part of UR Medicine, increasing access to coordinated care for the region. Amy leaves Noyes Health with a solid foundation for continued growth based on the relationships she has cultivated with providers, staff, local and state government, civic groups and the University of Rochester.”

“I have every confidence that Dr. Teeters will use his experience and existing relationships at UR to assure excellent health care services and access for our region,” Pollard said. “He will be welcomed into our community with his warm personality and ‘can-do’ attitude.”

Nicholas H. Apostoleris, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Tri-County Family Medicine, called the appointment of Teeters excellent news for the region.

“Though he is just entering the middle of his career, Chad Teeters has already established himself as a cardiologist who is expert not only clinically, but also in the complexities of the business side of modern medicine,” Apostoleris said. “He has the rare talent of being able to communicate medical and public health information effectively to clinical and general audiences. I have enjoyed collaborating with Dr. Teeters through his role with AHP and I'm pleased to continue working with him toward our mutual goal of improving the health of our communities.”