Read about the people who make Saratoga Hospital what it is.
William Simkins, RN, joined our Marylou Whitney and Desmond DelGiacco, MD, Intensive Care Unit team in 2021. He’d just moved from California, where he’d been working as a hospital nurse supervisor. In New York, “I wanted to go back to where I belong: at the bedside, caring for my patients,” he says. “I feel so lucky to be there again, especially at Saratoga Hospital.”
Bunmi Bello, RN, joined Saratoga Hospital in 2020, immediately after graduating from nursing school. It was the middle of the pandemic, and Bunmi admits to being at least a bit worried. “I wondered, ‘What am I getting myself into?’” she says. “But I love it. My co-workers are amazing. They’re like family.”
Kyle Richards is one of our dedicated Patient Care Coordinators at Saratoga Hospital Medical Group Urgent Care – Wilton. As a medical technician, he assists nurses and providers by obtaining vital signs, performing electrocardiograms (EKGs), obtaining specimens from patients, and administering COVID-19 tests.
Dorothy “Dottie” Meader, Medical Imaging Resource Assistant in the Medical Imaging department of Wilton Medical Arts, is responsible for assembling patient imaging reports performed at Wilton Medical Arts, Saratoga Hospital, and Malta Med Emergent Care. She also fulfills image record requests from patients, doctors, and other facilities. Her work is a continual resource for the radiologists.
Lucy Mercado-Freund, LPN, is a nurse at Saratoga Community Health Center. She plans and manages the care of her patients, interviewing and recording their medical history, obtaining vital signs, and escorting them to their rooms. She joined Saratoga Hospital in June 2006 has acquired more than 20 years of nursing experience.