Lisa West Named Administrative Director of Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Saratoga Hospital

Saratoga Hospital has named Lisa West administrative director of emergency and urgent care services, responsible for operations at the hospital's Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center and urgent care centers in Wilton and Queensbury.

She also oversees operations at Malta Med Emergent Care, where she previously served as site administrator. The 24/7 facility is a joint venture of Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital, two members of the Albany Med Health System. The System also includes Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and Visiting Nurses Association of Albany.

West, of Clifton Park, has more than 30 years of nursing experience and has held leadership positions in emergency services, case management, inpatient nursing, and long-term care.

"Lisa is uniquely qualified for this critical role," said Dr. Robert Donnarumma, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Saratoga Hospital. "In addition to exceptional clinical and leadership skills, while at Malta Med she routinely partnered with Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center. She is highly respected an has an excellent rapport with her System colleagues."

A registered nurse, West holds a master's degree in nursing, with a specialization in leadership and management, from Walden University in Minnesota. She is pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice from Chamberlain University in Illinois.

West is a member of the Emergency Nurses Assocation, American Nurses Association and American Organization for Nursing Leadership. In addition, she is on the advisory board of the Center for Donation and Transplant, serving upstate New York and western Vermont.