Novant Health executive named CEO of Garnet

Alfred Pilong Jr. has been appointed president and CEO of Middletown, N.Y.-based Garnet Health. He succeeds Scott Batulis, who is retiring at the end of the year after 15 years with the health system, according to an Oct. 21 news release shared with Becker's

Mr. Pilong most recently served as CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System in Warrenton, Va. Under his leadership, the health system achieved accolades that include a Leap Frog Hospital Safety Grade of "A" for all acute care facilities as well as national recognition for clinical quality in stroke, hip and knee replacement, heart failure, bariatrics, obstetrics and cancer services, the news release said.

Before joining Novant, the former pharmacist spent six years as president of Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Medical Center and COO of Munson Healthcare. During his tenure, the health system was named one of the country's best regional hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.

Mr. Pilong's new role will be effective on Jan. 1, 2022.

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