Rome Medical Practice, an affiliate of Rome Memorial Hospital, has named Lisa Taurisano as its new administrative clinical manager.
The announcement was made by Rosemel Atkinson, vice-president of physician practices for the hospital.
“With more than 20 years of clinical nursing experience and eight years of management experience in a health care setting, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and strong leadership skills to her new position at Rome Medical Practice,” Atkinson said. “As administrative clinical manager, she will oversee all clinical aspects of the specialty practices, which include urology, neurology, pulmonology and sleep medicine, orthopedic and sports medicine, surgical services, and obstetrics and gynecological services.”
Taurisano began her career in health care as a licensed practical nurse. She went on to receive her associate of science degree in nursing from Mohawk Valley Community College, her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from SUNY IT/Utica College, and her master’s degree in health care administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
“I am excited to be working with the outstanding clinicians and staff of Rome Medical Practice,” Taurisano said. “My role is to help assure the exemplary care of patients throughout each specialty practice while supporting the clinical team, management team, and meeting each provider’s needs to accomplish this in a safe, supportive, and inspiring environment.”
Taurisano said she has always been compelled to help people.
“If someone was injured, I would be the one running to see what was happening, trying to see what I could do to help,” she said.
“As a nurse, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of medical settings, and have enjoyed the experience of learning something new in each setting,” Taurisano continued. “In a management position, I feel that I can do something in my career within the healthcare industry that offers even more variety and challenges, while still achieving my main objective of helping people.”
Taurisano said her goals for her new job are to help continue to create environments where each of the specialty practices excels at the delivery of safe and efficient care, while providing excellent customer service.
“This position has allowed me to utilize both my nursing and healthcare administration degrees to help affect change and increase efficiencies while overseeing and supporting the clinical needs of each of the specialty practices that are part of Rome Medical Practice,” Taurisano said. “As with any leadership position in healthcare, the objective is to anticipate the changes in healthcare and how that will affect each practice, while maintaining the highest level of professional care we can give to our patients.”
Taurisano said that she feels having someone in a medical practice leadership role who has a nursing background is important for the practice.
“Having experience in nursing allows me the ability to help anticipate both the patients’ and providers’ needs, along with the needs of the clinical staff,” she said. “Ultimately, this helps to foster environments where we have best patient outcomes.”