Furtney named chief strategy officer at Upstate

Susan Furtney has been appointed chief strategy officer for Upstate University Hospital after serving as interim CSO since May. The appointment, effective Dec. 1, was made by physician Robert Corona, chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital.

In this position, Furtney, will oversee the University Hospital strategic planning activities and corporate/business development initiatives working closely with senior leadership from the hospital, colleges and faculty practice to determine strategic objectives as well as develop an adaptive strategic action plan.

Furtney is a public health professional with more the two decades of business development, strategic planning, consulting, analytics and operations management experience in for-profit and nonprofit health care and community-based organizations based in New York, North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky. She most recently held the position of Upstate’s associate administrator for ambulatory services.

She holds a master’s degree in public health from Emory University and a bachelor’s of science degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the department of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate Medical University.

She serves as president of the Samaritan Center board of directors, and is a member of the Central New York Community Foundation Grants and Community Initiatives Committee as well as a member of the Early Childhood Alliance of Onondaga County.

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