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Surgeon joins Community Memorial

Posted 8/29/22

The Community Memorial healthcare system welcomed Dr. Gregory Ripich, who joins the organization’s surgery team as a general surgeon. 

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Surgeon joins Community Memorial

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HAMILTON — The Community Memorial healthcare system welcomed Dr. Gregory Ripich, who joins the organization’s surgery team as a general surgeon. 

Ripich joins Dr. Martin Ernits in the General Surgery Program at CMH; this addition provides the community with a greater scope of care and allows CMH to care for a greater volume of patients, according to the announcement.

Ripich will perform elective procedures and surgeries, specializing in various surgeries such as colon/rectal, breast, thyroid, skin and wound. Dr. Martin will continue to perform emergent surgeries and collaborate with onsite hospitalists. 

Ripich will see patients in the CMH Family Health Centers of Hamilton and Cazenovia.

“The Community Memorial team is excited to bring Dr. Ripich on board. He brings a broad range of skills and experience to our patients,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Walsh. “With his focus on a specialty covering various medical issues, we’re confident that patients will be pleased with the care offered here in Hamilton.” 

Ripich studied neurobiology at Cornell University, where he also played lacrosse and continued his education at the University of Buffalo before graduating from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. His postgraduate training was at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Michigan. He most recently served as the medical director for Surgical Associates of CMA in Ithaca.

“Dr. Ripich brings experience and a wealth of knowledge from larger health systems that will allow patients to receive care right here in Hamilton,” said Jeff Coakley, president and CEO. “CMH is excited for the future of General Surgery in Hamilton. We encourage patients to utilize the expanded services offered here.” 

“I’m looking forward to joining Community Memorial and establishing patient care,” Ripich said. “I enjoy working with new hospitals and communities, helping them to grow their general surgery programs with new techniques and ideas.”

 

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