AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Healthcare has appointed Nichole Mello as the new director of specialty care and ambulatory nurse practice.
Jeffrey Methven, president and CEO at St. Mary’s, said the position is critical to ensuring quality care and the best possible outcomes and experience for patients. Mello developed and led efforts to Boost care and enhance patient experience in past leadership roles at Saratoga Hospital.
“Nichole is an ideal choice for this position and an asset both to the St. Mary’s team and the community we serve,” said Methven in a prepared statement.
Bringing over a decade of clinical and leadership experience to the new role, Mello will oversee operations of specialty medical practices, provide clinical leadership for physician offices and lead nursing practice activities at physician and outpatient locations for St. Mary’s.
Mello, a registered nurse, joins St. Mary’s after holding positions of increasing responsibility at Saratoga Hospital. She previously served as manager of population health and engagement and most recently was director of nursing for Saratoga Hospital Medical Group.
After graduating from SUNY Adirondack, Mello earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s in nursing administration from Empire State College. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing.
Mello is the latest staffer from Saratoga Hospital to join St. Mary’s following the appointment of Kristin Mosher as the new director of marketing and communications earlier this month.
“Kristin brings an invaluable combination of strengths to St. Mary’s — exceptional marketing and communications skills, a track record of success, and an appreciation of the vital role of a community hospital,” said Methven in a prepared statement.
Originally from Johnstown, Mosher has over a decade of integrated marketing experience with healthcare organizations. She most recently served as director of marketing and communications at Saratoga Hospital where she oversaw the expansion of digital marketing efforts.
Methven also came from Saratoga Hospital when he was named the new president and CEO of St. Mary’s at the end of last year. He held various leadership roles over the course of nearly 20 years at Saratoga Hospital where he ended his tenure as executive vice president.
A nationwide search led the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees to select Methven to succeed Scott Bruce, who retired as president and CEO after an over 25 year career at St. Mary’s.
Other recent openings for leadership roles at St. Mary’s were filled from within. Patricia “Trish” Sanders was named vice president of operations and chief operating officer at the beginning of the year. She previously served as vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer.
Raquel “Rocky” Parisi was simultaneously promoted to vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer to fill the position previously held by Sanders. Both Sanders and Parisi are long-time employees of St. Mary’s.
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