Upstate People

Tina Passett, MHA, RN, CNML has been appointed chief experience officer, effective Sept. 5. Passett has served as nurse manager for orthopedics/bariatrics at the Community Campus since 2011. Her successes as a nurse manager include achieving Upstate’s highest Press Ganey scores for patient satisfaction, RN engagement scores that outperformed the national benchmark, high RN retention and quality. In her new role, Passett will oversee the office of patient experience, Spiritual Care and Volunteer Services. Passett holds a her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Keuka College.

Upstate in the News

Kathi Durdon was quoted in CNY Business Journal story: Upstate announces winners of 2019 Medical Device Innovation Challenge

Recent federal grant received by the College of Nursing was highlighted by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magzaine. The grant seeks to support students interested in working in rural or underserved areas after graduation.

Kristopher Paolino was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 on why there’s no Lyme vaccine for humans, but there is one for pets.

Visit Welcome to Upstate for a list of new employees who joined Upstate Medical University in July.

Visit In Memoriam for a complete list of current Upstate employees, retirees, volunteers, and students who have passed away.