River Hospital in Alexandria Bay announces appointment of new CEO

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY — River Hospital announced today the Board’s selection of Emily Mastaler, MA, MBA, as the next CEO of River Hospital. Mastaler will succeed current CEO, Ben Moore, III who is retiring in the fall after a 13-year tenure at the hospital.

“We are excited to introduce Emily to our community, said Joseph Russell, River Hospital Board of Trustees chairman, “She is a natural fit for this position. Her leadership, vast healthcare experience and commitment to patient care will further advance our mission of providing quality health care to the River Communities.”

Since 2014, Mastaler has served as Chief Operating Officer of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) in Springfield, VT. She held previous roles at HCRS as Director of Residential Services from 2012 to 2014, Director of New Perspectives for Care from 2010 to 2012 and Manager of Community Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs from 2007 to 2010.

“I am deeply honored for this incredible opportunity to join the River Hospital team and the 1000 Islands community,” said Emily Mastaler.  “Despite the ever changing healthcare landscape, it is clear that the River community holds a strong and abiding commitment to the delivery of exceptional healthcare, specifically designed to meet the needs of those we serve.  I am truly excited to carry forward this mission in collaboration with our community partners, providers and patients.”

Mastaler earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University, a Master’s in Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Elmira College. She is expected to begin her tenure at River Hospital in early Fall.



About River Hospital:

River Hospital was designated as a Critical Access Hospital in 2003. Licensed for 15 acute care and 9 Swing beds, River Hospital also operates an active Emergency Room, in addition to offering Primary Family Health Care, Behavioral Health, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Ambulatory Surgery and Radiology services. River Hospital also offers a variety of on-site specialty services; improving access to care and reducing the need to travel outside of this area for such specialty services. For additional information, visit our website at www.riverhospital.org or call 315-482-2511.