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June 14, 2021
Saratoga Hospital Names New Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Toni Bishop-McWain brings 25 years of experience plus strong ties to the region
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 14, 2021—Saratoga Hospital has named Toni Bishop-McWain as vice president and chief nursing officer. She has 25 years of nursing administration experience, most recently as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, a large, integrated health system in Bloomington, Illinois.
The Glens Falls native and former Wilton resident also has held nursing leadership roles in critical care, cardiopulmonary services and cardiovascular services. Earlier in her career, Bishop-McWain worked in the intensive care unit of Glens Falls Hospital.
“Dr. Bishop-McWain is the ideal choice for this critical leadership role,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer at Saratoga Hospital. “She brings an extraordinary combination of skills, experience and passion, an appreciation of the exceptional quality of our nursing team, and long-standing ties to the Saratoga region.”
Bishop-McWain was born at Glens Falls Hospital and has extended family in the region. During her 10 years at Glens Falls Hospital, she, her husband and their son and daughter lived in Wilton. The children attended school in Saratoga Springs.
Those connections—and Saratoga Hospital’s reputation—played a key role in Bishop-McWain’s decision to seek the top nursing position.
“I knew Saratoga Hospital was growing, has fantastic nurses, and is respected for its patient outcomes and collaborative environment. And, of course, it’s a Magnet hospital,” she said. “I saw an opportunity to be part of an organization that does amazing things—and to give back to a community that has served me and my family.”
Magnet recognition for nursing excellence, awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to attain the Magnet designation and has maintained the recognition since 2004.
Bishop-McWain began her nursing education at Adirondack Community College, went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and has a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. She also holds Nurse Executive Advanced Certification from the ANCC, certification in critical-care nursing from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse certification from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
Bishop-McWain is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.SaratogaHospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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