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St. Mary’s Healthcare Names Director of Patient Access

AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2024—Diana Matei has been named director of patient access at St. Mary’s Healthcare, responsible for key front-end functions—including scheduling, registration

and insurance authorization—that play a vital role in ensuring a positive patient experience.

Matei comes to St. Mary’s Healthcare from Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson, where she served as assistant director of patient access. Previously, she held a similar role at Albany Medical Center.

“Diana Matei is a proven healthcare leader with a passion for patient satisfaction,” St. Mary’s President and CEO Jeff Methven said. “She shares our commitment to ensuring that every interaction helps enhance our patients’ experience and encourages them to return to St. Mary’s whenever they need care.”

Matei has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Purdue Global University and is credentialed as a certified healthcare access manager by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management. She also is a graduate of the Leadership Columbia-Greene program of the Columbia and Greene County chambers of commerce.