University Hospital Leadership
Upstate University Hospital has two campuses—the Downtown Campus, and four miles west of downtown Syracuse, its Community Campus. Hospital leadership oversees all aspects related to patient care at Upstate's hospitals and at its more than 80 specialty clinics. Upstate University Hospital's 17-county service area covers approximately one-third of New York State.
The Upstate Health System Leadership Committee
Interim CEO Upstate University Hospital
Chair, Department of Pathology
Chair, UUMAS Governing Board
Serving as Interim CEO, Dr. Corona also is the Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean for Industry and Academic Relations. As an endowed chair for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, his role includes leadership of the CNY Biotechnology Accelerator and the Upstate Cord Blood Bank. Dr. Corona is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in neuropathology, clinical informatics and anatomic pathology.
Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Population Health
Interim, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tucker is responsible for overseeing strategy, operations, and quality in the Upstate Ambulatory clinics. Additionally, she is working collaboratively with providers and administrators across the organization to develop and operationalize Upstate’s population health program. As CMO she promotes a positive patient experience and quality of care hospital-wide.
Chief Nursing Officer
Ms. Page provides executive leadership for the division of nursing which encompasses 3000 of Upstate's employees across two different campuses. Upstate Nursing has embarked on a Magnet journey that is increasing bedside nursing staff involvement in shared governance to increase decision making directly from front line staff on critical patient care issues. The continuous focus on fostering RN engagement will lead the nursing division in improving quality of care for the patients and families Upstate serves.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wright is responsible for all financial functions of the hospital including accounting, financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, cash and investment management, revenue cycle and managed care contracting. Additionally, he is responsible for patient access services, health information management (HIM), utilization management (UM), and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) services.
Chief Administrative Officer
Upstate University Hospital Community Campus
Nancy Daoust has administrative responsibility for the Community Campus, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Services for both campuses. Daoust, a NYS Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, is the AOR for the Transitional Care Unit at Community Campus. Her background includes both clinical and administrative experience, which have uniquely positioned her for this role.
Interim Chief Information Officer
Mr. Zeman began his role as Interim Chief Information Officer in 2018. He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of information technology throughout the university to support of the missions of patient care, education and research. He also oversees clinical engineering at both hospitals.
Dean, College of Medicine
Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff
Mr. Garcia oversees the President/Health System CEO's office and the offices of External Relations, Human Resources, Facilities and Planning, and University Police. Mr. Garcia formerly served in similar capacities at the St. Lawrence Health System, Northeast Ohio Medical University and the U.S. Department of State, including serving as Chief of Staff to two assistant secretaries of state.