Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson Names Ross Muth as Chief Operating Officer

Newly Created Role Will Position PPMH to Thrive in Competitive and Changing Health Care Marketplace

SCHENECTADY, NY (07/03/2013)(readMedia)-- Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc., a leading reproductive health care organization in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley, today announced the promotion of Ross Muth from Vice President, Finance and Administration to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As COO, Muth is responsible for providing operational leadership to ensure sustainable growth in a challenging and changing health care industry.

In addition to identifying and evaluating new and alternative revenue generation opportunities for this $12 million organization, Muth will oversee senior management responsible for: finance; business plans; business partnerships; practice management; human resources; technology; and data collection, reporting, and interpretation.

"This role is vital in planning and executing the clinical business functions of Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson consistent with the agency's mission," states Paul Drisgula, PPMH President/CEO. "We're pleased to have a person with Ross' skills, energy and commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission taking on such a pivotal role.

Previously, Muth served as PPMH's vice president, finance and administration for 23 years with many remarkable achievements. In addition to dramatic revenue growth, under Muth's fiscal leadership and administrative guidance PPMH implemented an integrated electronic health records, practice management, and patient communication system that significantly increased efficiency and profitability.

"During his tenure, Ross Muth directed our organization's financial strategy throughout critical initiatives including a merger, capital campaign building projects, and implementation of electronic health records," Drisgula stated.


About Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc.

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson specializes in providing reproductive health services and sexuality education. PPMH serves nearly 20,000 women, men and teens at its health centers located in: Amsterdam, Clifton Park, Cobleskill, Glens Falls, Johnstown, Oneida, Rome, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ticonderoga, and Utica. At the local, state and national level, PPMH advocates for reproductive rights and equality in public policy. PPMH has a budget of $12 million and employs 182 staff.