Valentine promoted to director of ER at Oswego Health


Leroy Valentine has been promoted to director of the emergency department at Oswego Health.

Valentine has been a licensed registered nurse since 2015 and began his career at Oswego Health in 2017, working on the night shift in the emergency department. Upon graduation from nursing school, Valentine worked at Upstate University Medical Center.

“I have the utmost confidence in Leroy and he is perfect for this leadership role,” shared director of nursing Melissa Purtell. “This was the perfect opportunity to recognize an employee for his commitment to Oswego Health and our patients and will provide Leroy with a chance to grow in his career here.”

Oswego Hospital’s emergency services department is staffed 24 hours a day by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. Each year the department provides care to more than 25,000 visitors and was recently recognized by Healthgrades for being named one of the top 5% in the country for patient safety.