Oswego Health Promotes Dr. Nicholas Runeare to Hospitalist Medical Director

Posted on September 18, 2022

Oswego Health Promotes Dr. Nicholas Runeare to Hospitalist Medical Director

(Oswego, NY – September 19, 2022) Oswego Health is honored to have Nicholas Runeare, MD as the new Hospitalist Medical Director.

Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in managing the care of patients in the hospital. The hospitalists at Oswego Hospital coordinate consultations, order tests, and procedures, and personally provide you with a consistently high level of care throughout your hospital stay.

A member of the Oswego hospitalist team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Complementing the care are nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The hospitalists at Oswego Hospital are board-certified.

Fulton native, Nicholas Runeare, MD returned to his hometown roots in 2021 as a Hospitalist at Oswego Hospital.  Dr. Runeare earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2017 from SUNY Upstate. There he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine in 2020 and his Chief Residency in Quality and Safety (CRQS) at the Syracuse VA in 2021.  Before joining Oswego Health, Dr. Runeare previously worked as an Internal Medicine Nocturnist for Upstate University Hospital Downtown and Community Campuses and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Chief Medical Officer, Duane Tull, MD, FACS shares, “Our Hospitalist team at Oswego Health has never been stronger and Dr. Runeare is just the right provider to oversee our program. His background in quality improvement and patient satisfaction as well as his clinical interests in orientation and gender identity healthcare, and perioperative medicine, are directly aligned with our mission and core values as we look to provide high-quality care for the community.”

As Hospitalist Medical Director, Dr. Runeare will be responsible for the oversight of all delivery and coordination of care to Hospitalist Medicine patients including overseeing the quality of care and serving as the principal clinical liaison with the members of the delivery system. 

In response to this promotion, Dr. Runeare states, “I take immense pride in being able to provide care in this community. It’s my hometown and I know that the work our team does is making a difference. I’m honored to be appointed to this leadership role and I look forward to further collaboration with our community providers and transforming inpatient care at Oswego Health.” 

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About Oswego Health:
The mission of Oswego Health is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents throughout Oswego County. As a nonprofit healthcare system that was established in 1881, Oswego Health is proud to continue to be one of Oswego County’s largest employers. More than 1,200 employees spread throughout its 17 locations, work for the Oswego Health system, which includes the 164-bed community Oswego Hospital, Oswego Hospital, a 28-bed psychiatric acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, and Springside at Seneca Hill, an independent retirement community.  The health system also operates Oswego Health Home Care, the only hospital-based certified home healthcare agency in the County as well as two outpatient centers, including the Fulton Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, physical therapy, and occupational health services; and the Central Square Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, and physical therapy services. In addition, Oswego Health includes the Oswego Health captive professional corporation, Physician Care P.C., providing physician services in orthopedics, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, breast care, audiology, general surgery, bariatrics, and primary care. For more information about Oswego Health, please visit our website  www.oswegohealth.org.

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