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Dr. Michelle A. Koury, Chief Operating Officer for Crystal Run Healthcare Appointed to New York State Health Foundation (NYSHEALTH) Board of Directors


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Middletown, N.Y. – August 1, 2016 – Crystal Run Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer, Michelle A. Koury, MD, has been appointed to the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) Board of Directors. The NYSHealth Board of Directors comprises a nine-member team of New York State’s most influential healthcare leaders.  Each member serves a three-year renewable term and actively participates in the governance and guidance of the Foundation, addressing strategic issues and ensuring the organization further improves New York State’s healthcare system and maintains strong professional standards.

Dr. Koury, a board certified Internist, joined Crystal Run Healthcare in 1996. She was appointed as Crystal Run Healthcare’s first Medical Director in 2002 and served in that role for six years until being appointed to Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Dr. Koury has served as the Corporate Hero for the Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis and has participated in a “Powerful Women Roundtable” discussion at The College of New Rochelle. In 2012, Dr. Koury was honored by the SUNY Sullivan Foundation as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” in healthcare. She is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

As Chief Operating Officer of Crystal Run Healthcare, Dr. Michelle Koury oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the practice and develops and executes the strategic plan for the practice and its entities, as well as directs all capital project planning.  Also in her role, Dr. Koury is responsible for the performance of Crystal Run’s Reciprocal Risk Retention Group and oversees Marketing, Quality and Practice Integration/Business Development Directors, in addition to the senior executive leadership team.

“I am pleased to join the Board of Directors for NYSHealth.  I feel truly privileged to have been selected to serve on a board alongside other prominent healthcare leaders from across the state. Together, the Board of Directors is committed to making a difference and improving not only the health of the state’s healthcare system, but the health of all New Yorkers,” said Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Michelle A. Koury as the newest addition to the Foundation’s Board of Directors,” said Ellen Rautenberg, Board Chair of NYSHealth. “Dr. Koury brings a wealth of knowledge about New York’s health care system and will guide us well in our efforts to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. She is also our first-ever Board member from the Hudson Valley and brings a unique regional perspective that is important for us as a statewide organization.”