Lisa West has been appointed site administrator at Malta Med Emergent Care, a joint venture of Albany Med and Saratoga Hospital. She oversees Malta Med operations, including emergent care, medical imaging and laboratory services.
West has more than 25 years of nursing experience and has held leadership positions in emergency services, case management, inpatient nursing and long-term care.
At Malta Med, she once again teams up with Dr. JoAnne McDonough, who serves as medical director of urgent care services at the 24/7 facility. The two worked together at Ellis Medicine, where McDonough was chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and West was director of emergency services.
“I’ve seen, firsthand, the positive impact that Lisa’s skills, leadership, and compassion can have on patients and staff,” McDonough said. “She brings a great deal to Malta Med, and I’m thrilled to have her on our team.”
A registered nurse, West has a Master of Science in Nursing degree, with a specialization in leadership and management, from Walden University in Minnesota. She serves on the advisory board of directors of the Center for Donation and Transplant in Albany.
West was a member of the Capital Region Chamber’s Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2018. During her tenure at Ellis Medicine, she received both the Exceptional Leader and Exceptional Employee awards.