Quality healthcare
close to home.

Community Memorial Hospital primarily serves a population of 45,000 people in 27 communities throughout Madison County and the eastern sections of Onondaga County, as well as parts of Chenango and Oneida Counties. The hospital and health centers are directed by an 18-member Board of Directors comprised of influential business, education and civic leaders. The medical staff includes highly trained physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from a variety of specialty areas who appreciate the unique nature of rural practices.


Community Memorial Hospital employs nearly 400 people, and is a major economic force in Madison County. As a 25-bed critical-access hospital and a cornerstone of primary and specialty care in the region, Community Memorial Hospital is a safety net for the people of Central New York. Community Memorial Hospital is dedicated to treating all patients regardless of ability to pay.


Community Memorial Hospital is a cornerstone of health and wellness for Madison and surrounding counties. We provide essential preventive, primary, behavioral and acute care services based on quality, compassion and respect for the whole person.


Community Memorial Hospital will be the leading rural health system in New York State, consistently recognized for patient experience, clinical excellence, financial value and operational innovation.


These principles guide the Community Memorial Hospital team in providing comprehensive, quality healthcare to the community:
• Integrity
• Quality
• Collaboration
• Patient-centered
• Compassion
• Respect

Sean Fadale

A message from our CEO

On behalf of the employees, providers and board of directors, I would like to welcome you to Community Memorial Hospital.


Since 1952, Community Memorial Hospital has been the cornerstone of patient-centered healthcare for the region, and every day we strive to be your local healthcare provider of choice. We offer services such as 24/7 emergency room care, urgent, primary and specialty care, as well as inpatient care and surgical procedures for your convenience. Plus, we expanded our ability to meet patients’ healthcare needs by developing a corporate partnership with Crouse Hospital in 2013.  This partnership provides our patients streamlined access to a broader scope of services than we can provide locally.


I’m confident in the quality of care we provide at Community Memorial Hospital, our Health Centers and Crouse Hospital.   I’m especially proud of our providers and staff who work as a team to provide care for you and your loved ones.  Our employees are not just part of Community Memorial Hospital, they are your neighbors and fellow community members working together to assist you in your healthcare journey.  I welcome you to Community Memorial Hospital as a visitor, a patient, an applicant or an interested provider. I’m confident your experience with us will be a positive one.


Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plan

Taking safety and quality very seriously

Community Memorial Hospital voluntarily submits to rigorous audits from The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In 2003 the agency awarded Community Memorial Hospital its full accreditation. In 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015 the hospital was again awarded the JCAHO Gold Seal. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Leadership Team

Sean Fadale, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer


Robert Delorme, MD

Chief of Family Medicine


Michael Walsh, DO

Chief Medical Officer


Diane Chase, BS, RN

Senior Director of Clinical Services


Dawn Sampson

Senior Director of Operations


Leeann Light

Director, Human Resources


Meghan K. Dougherty

Director of Marketing and Development


Visitor Policy Post Pandemic

Under NYS guidelines outlined by Gov. Cuomo, visitors will be allowed to return to Community Memorial Hospital under strict protocols outlined by the Hospital to protect all that enter our building and our Health Centers.

As a result, it is necessary for our Hospital and Health Centers to institute precautionary measures to ensure that our institutions are safe for our patients, their families, and friends, as well as our healthcare workers.  We have updated our visitor policy to reflect these precautionary measures. These may change at any time due to Covid-19 outbreaks.