DANSVILLE – For her illustrious career in the field of healthcare, Amy Pollard, President/CEO of Noyes Health, was applauded this week when she was installed as a 2017 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District) nominated Pollard as the 57th Senate District’s honoree, recognizing her long and distinguished record in nursing and healthcare.

“Amy Pollard is well respected by her colleagues and those who work for her because of her distinguished record of service on the floor and in management. She has held a variety of clinical and leadership positions throughout her career. These experiences have imparted principles on her that have advanced her to a pinnacle in the healthcare industry, and helped Noyes Health undergo a tremendous rebirth,” said Young.

“Noyes Health has become a beacon of hope for those in need of medical care in our area. It is because of Amy’s leadership that so many people have seen positive outcomes, no matter the ailment confronting them. We are blessed to have Amy Pollard as a leader in our community and our state,” Young continued.

“I am honored to accept this award from Senator Young and appreciate the support she provides to hospitals in her district. The progress we have made at Noyes has truly been a team effort,” said Pollard.

At the ceremony in Albany, Pollard and other distinguished women from across New York State were highlighted for their service and commitment to their communities and our state. Established in 1998, the New York State Senate Women of Distinction ceremony is held annually to pay tribute to women who have demonstrated remarkable character, initiative, and commitment in serving their neighbors, strengthening our communities, and acting as role models.

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh’s School Of Nursing, Pollard practiced on medical-surgical and obstetrical units. She also held roles in nursing education and management, which expanded her experience and professional advancement. She also completed a master’s degree at Alfred University.

In 2007, she joined Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital as the Vice President of Patient Services, overseeing nursing and support services. In that role, Amy was responsible for mentoring nurse managers, coordinating efforts related to the Joint Commission standards and surveys, and assessing and improving the quality of care delivered at Noyes.

 Pollard was promoted in 2011 to the role of President/CEO at a financially challenging time for the hospital. Empowered by a visionary Board, an excellent management team and a loyal staff, her leadership oversaw the successful turnaround of Noyes Hospital.

Working with the Board and Administration, Pollard has also been a driving force in the process to identify a strategic partner for Noyes, as it develops into an integrated healthcare system. She guided the hospital through its affiliation with the University of Rochester (UR), helping Noyes become a leader in medical care. Her management has fostered a positive environment, with Noyes and UR Med continuing to fulfill its goal of having patients receive care in their community whenever possible.

Among the highlights of Pollard’s tenure at Noyes Health has been the construction of a new, expanded Emergency Department that opened in 2014. The facility is three times larger than the former space and affords comfort and privacy for patients, and is equipped with cutting-edge technology. In January of 2016, the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center (a regional division of the Wilmot Cancer Institute) opened its doors to provide comprehensive medical and radiation oncology services to patients in Livingston and surrounding counties.  

Pollard was a 2017 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s Healthcare Achievement Award.

“Amy Pollard is an outstanding example for women of all ages. She is truly worthy of our deepest respect, admiration, and heartfelt thanks,” Young said.