Cardiac and Thoracic Care Nursing

Cardiovascular and thoracic nursing at Upstate University Hospital represent a comprehensive continuum of care involving both medical and surgical services. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Services

  • Cardiovascular Telemetry Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Cardiopulmonary ICU

Contact Information

Debra Matt RN, BSN
Nurse Manager, Cardiothoracic Telemetry Unit
(315) 464-8977 MattD@upstate.edu
Cathy Valentine, RN
Patient Service Leader Trainer (PSLT)
315-464-4529 ValentiC@upstate.edu

Cardiothoracic Telemetry Unit (8G)

This is a 19-bed telemetry unit that has openings for experienced and graduate nursing. This is a fast paced unit that provides care for patients with a full range of cardiovascular and thoracic medical and surgical conditions. We have an energetic and enthusiastic team of staff who actively participates in the design of patient care.


Contact Information

Despina Garcia, RN, BSN
Coronary Care Unit
(315) 464-9155 GarciaD@upstate.edu
Patricia Richardson, RN
Patient Service Leader Trainer (PSLT)
315-464-2619 RichardP@upstate.edu

Coronary Care Unit (8E)

The CCU is a 13-bed critical care unit for patients with acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, disturbances in cardiac rhythm and other acute cardiac conditions. Here you will find a cohesive and caring multidisciplinary team that works together to provide exciting new treatments and techniques.


Contact Information

Miki Williams, RN
Nurse Manager CPICU
315-464-2698 WillimiK@upstate.edu
Sarah Persons, RN
Patient Service Leader Trainer (PSLT)
315-464-5460 PersonsS@upstate.edu

Cardiopulmonary ICU (8F)

This is an 14-bed unit designed for the immediate post-operative care of the cardiopulmonary patient. State-of-the-art advances, in combination with a multi-disciplinary team approach and nursing expertise, provide comprehensive care to our critically ill patients. The reputation of the cardiopulmonary program brings referrals from regional physicians with high-risk cardiac and thoracic profiles.