Thursday, 18 August 2022 14:29

Saratoga Hospital Hires New Director of Nursing

Maura Tuffey. Photo provided. Maura Tuffey. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Maura Tuffey has been named Nursing Director of two medical-surgical floors at Saratoga Hospital, including the hospital’s orthopedic and bariatric (weight-loss) surgery units.

The Saratoga Springs resident has nearly a decade of nursing experience in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as a nurse operations manager at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, where she oversaw operations, fiscal management, quality of care and clinical outcomes on a number of nursing units.

Tuffey also mentored new nursing graduates, charge nurses and other nurse managers; played a key role in developing the hospital’s approach to caring for COVID-19 patients; and strengthened patient safety protocols. She has been recognized with the Josie King Award for patient safety and the DAISY Nurse Leadership Award.

A member of the Albany Med Health System, Saratoga Hospital was the first facility in the Capital Region to attain Magnet recognition, which is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

Tuffey has a Bachelor’s in Nursing from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and a Master’s in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership from Duke University in Durham, NC. A registered nurse, Tuffey also is board certified in medical surgical nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is the northeast regional President of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Tuffey also is a medical volunteer for area road races, including the Freihofer’s Run for Women, CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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