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Center for Excellence in Clinical Education

The Center for Excellence in Clinical Education supports Kaleida Health corporate orientation for professional and unlicensed nursing staff, Critical Care Nurse Core, Oncology Nurse Core, Preceptor Class, Charge Nurse Class, Clinical Trainer Competency, the AHA Training Center, Simulation, Introduction to the Electronic Medical Record (Cerner), The Triumph Program for new hire RNs, and corporate education initiatives by delivering excellence in nursing education, American Heart Association certifications, and quality engagement with newly hired nurses, unlicensed staff, and students. The Center for Excellence in Clinical Education collaborates with academic partners, Department leadership and educators across Kaleida. The Center for Excellence in Clinical Education is an integral part of the Kaleida Health mission and vision for success.

Clinical Education Contact Information

Kaleida Health Nursing Education and Professional Development
1028 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Julie Pollino-Tanner, RN, MA
Senior Director Clinical Education and Professional Practice

Katelyn Grimm
(716) 997-1726
Email Katelyn

Meet Our Nursing Leadership

Pamela Anderson MHA, BS, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff Medical Park

Gail Bagazzoli, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Olean General Hospital

Dianne S. Charsha, RN, DrNP, FACHE, NEA-B

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Nursing Officer

Buffalo General Medical Center / Gates Vascular Institute

Cassandra Church, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K, RNC-NIC

Chief Nursing Officer

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

Audrey Bertozzi BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

DeGraff Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility

Judy Capruso RN

Director of Patient Services

Visiting Nursing Association

Garynique Ferguson

Senior Director Nursing

HighPointe on Michigan

Dave Monroe, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN/p>

Interim Director of Nursing

Bradford Regional Medical Center

Additional Nursing Resources