The universe of technology at Albany Med is vast and Kris Kusche has seen most of it over 26 years. He started with medical equipment as a clinical engineer in 1993 and has since branched out into radiology, desktop computers, software, telecommunications and information security. By 2004, Kris had worked his way up to assistant vice president and, in 2016, was named vice president and head of information security. Though he enjoys technology, it’s only half of the equation. “I love the mission and the people here at Albany Med,” Kris said.
Albany Med is an ideal place to build a career. Just ask 22-year veteran Dee Adkins who started as a temp in 1996, has earned two degrees, and has held 10 different jobs within the organization. Today, Dee is the Director of Practice Financial Operations for the organization’s 70-plus practice offices and holds a master’s degree in medical practice administration, earned with help from the Albany Med tuition reimbursement program.
Scott Wies started as a Mental Health Assistant in the Hospital in 2001. Since then, his Albany Med journey has evolved from patient care to clinical systems support to nurse manager. Scott earned two degrees in nursing with help from the Grow Our Own nurse development program. He has served as an ER nurse, manager of hospital clinical systems, and is today a nurse manager in the Emergency Department.
As the largest nonprofit employer in the region, Albany Med is a great place to build a career. Eric Milanese, director of Facilities Maintenance, joined Albany Med as a night engineer in 2002. While earning a college degree with help from the Albany Med tuition reimbursement program, he worked his way up from Building Mechanic, to Building Foreman, and then becoming the HVAC Supervisor. In his current role, Eric oversees a team 100 maintenance staff.