Adirondack Health announces new chief medical officer, Dr. Joahd Touré
SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health has hired Dr. Joahd Touré to serve as the organization’s chief medical officer, filling a key leadership position.
“Our people are our best resource when it comes to delivering excellent healthcare close to home,” said Sylvia Getman, Adirondack Health’s president and CEO. “Dr. Touré is a valuable addition to our team. His resume, skill set, and personality are ideally suited to help administer and, frankly, shape the provision of healthcare here in the North Country.”
Dr. Touré, a Massachusetts native, comes to Adirondack Health from AdvantageCare Physicians in New York City, where he has been the chief of hospitalist medicine since 2014. In that role, he developed and directed strategy to manage the care of more than 450,000 members across 16 hospitals in the New York City metro area. He holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University, a graduate degree in health service research from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree from Yale Medical School.
Dr. Touré is board-certified in internal medicine and licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. As Adirondack Health’s chief medical officer, he will oversee the quality of care delivered across all facilities. A member of the executive leadership group, he will also help formulate business strategy and serve as a liaison between hospital administration and the medical staff. Dr. Touré takes over for Dr. Darci Beiras, a local pediatrician, who agreed to serve as interim CMO while an extensive national search was conducted for a permanent replacement.
“What really attracted me to this position was the opportunity to manage the health of an entire population,” said Dr. Touré. “Adirondack Medical Center is a hospital, but Adirondack Health is a small system, spread out over a large geographic area. There are two emergency departments, four health centers, a women’s health center, a nursing home, a dental practice . . . coordinating and streamlining the care provided by each part of that system is absolutely essential to overall success, and a responsibility I take very seriously. My family and I were also struck by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks and the quality of this community. It is an amazing place to raise children.”