James Reed, MD

Dr. Jim Reed is the President and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners which was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health. This unique merger combined three successful health systems and included both Catholic-sponsored and secular components. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; The Community Hospice; and The Eddy system of home care, residential nursing care, Alzheimer’s centers, and retirement communities. The new organization has approximately 12,500 employees at more than 165 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the region’s largest private employer and has an annual budget of $1.1 billion.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Reed served as President and CEO of Northeast Health, a regional not-for-profit comprehensive health care system providing primary, acute, long-term, residential, rehabilitative, and home care services to people of all ages.

Dr. Reed received his undergraduate degree in economics from Amherst College, then attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received his MBA. He joined the International Paper Company, held a variety of finance positions, and became the company’s Director of Corporate Finance.  He moved to the Union Pacific Corporation as Manager of Strategic Planning and became Director of Acquisitions and Divestitures.

He then attended Cornell University Medical College, where he received numerous clinical prizes and became president of the school’s academic honor society.  He completed residency training in Family Practice, receiving the Mead Johnson Award as one of the nation’s twenty best family practice residents, and spent nine years as a partner in a private group family practice in Albany, New York.  In 1999, he was named Chief Medical Officer of Northeast Health.  In 2001, he added the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer, and in 2005, he became President and CEO.

Dr. Reed is a board officer of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), board and Executive Committee member of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), board member of HealthNow New York Inc., Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, and The Fort Orange Club.  Previously, he served as a member of the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council and was a governor’s appointee to the Regional Advisory Committee of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century (the “Berger Closing Commission”). Dr. Reed was named Executive of the Year by The Business Review in 2008.