FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2020
Sharman Lisieski Named Administrative Director of Surgical Services at Saratoga Hospital
Promotion recognizes extensive experience, leadership, clinical expertise
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., February 25, 2020—Saratoga Hospital has promoted Sharman Lisieski to the new role of administrative director of surgical services. She now has direct responsibility for Saratoga Hospital surgery departments, including sterile supply, gastrointestinal services and Saratoga Surgery Center, which is located on the hospital’s Wilton campus.
Lisieski has extensive surgical nursing and management experience. She has spent her entire nearly 30-year nursing career at Saratoga Hospital in positions of increasing responsibility and impact. Most recently, Lisieski was director of the operating room and preoperative and post-anesthesia care units.
The new administrative director position is the second created in recent months in response to significant growth in the number and complexity of surgeries and other interventional procedures performed at Saratoga Hospital. In October, Dr. Joseph Bell was named vice president and medical director of perioperative services, the care provided immediately before, during and after surgery.
“When I was building this team, I knew one of my first decisions would be to tap Sharman for this new role,” Bell said. “She is respected and admired throughout our organization for her leadership, clinical expertise and, above all, her commitment to our patients.”
Bell and Lisieski will work together, and with the entire surgical division, to ensure that as Saratoga Hospital grows, it continues to enhance both the quality of care and total patient experience.
Lisieski came to Saratoga Hospital in 1990 as a staff nurse in the orthopedic unit. Four years later, she joined the surgical nursing team, where she has made significant contributions ever since. Lisieski played a key role in Saratoga Hospital’s successful effort to become the Capital Region’s first hospital to earn the prestigious Magnet® designation for nursing excellence—a distinction the hospital has maintained since 2004. She also was involved in the design and development of the Surgical Pavilion that opened in 2015. As a member of numerous hospital committees, Lisieski influences policies and practices for infection prevention, pharmacy and therapeutics, the surgical experience and care environment.
Lisieski’s accomplishments have earned her the Nursing Excellence in Administration/Management Award from the New York State Nurses Association and Saratoga Hospital’s Spirit Award. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Association of Operating Room Nurses, American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, and Northeast New York Professional Nurses Organization.
A graduate of Adirondack Community College, Lisieski has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy. She has been a certified perioperative nurse (CNOR) since 1996.
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. Through its affiliation with Columbia Memorial Health and Albany Med, Saratoga Hospital is part of the largest locally governed health system in the region. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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