St. Joe’s hospitalist named program director

Gurinder Kaur has been named medical director of the St. Joseph’s Health Hospitalist Program at Rome Memorial Hospital.

The hospitalist team specializes in caring for the complex needs of patients when they are hospitalized. They work collaboratively to coordinate care with each patient’s primary care provider and specialists for continuity of care.

In her role as medical director, Kaur seeks opportunities to optimize the infrastructure of the health care system to enable hospitalists, nurses and other clinical professionals to deliver the highest quality of care.

Since joining RMH, she has been partnering with the hospital’s multi-disciplinary teams on various process improvement projects.

“We want to make it easy for doctors and other clinicians to focus on caring for our patients,” Kaur said. She draws upon her experiences from her rotations at various hospitals to fine-tune processes.

Raised in Central New York, Kaur earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and her doctor of medicine from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. She completed her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Health, Syracuse, where she served as chief resident and worked as a hospitalist.

A team of eight hospitalists provides care at RMH.

A physician is on site 24 hours a day so they can immediately respond to a change in a patient’s condition.

Photo: Kaur