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People news: St. Joseph’s Health appoints VP of medical affairs

By Journal Staff


Cristian Andrade
Dr. Cristian Andrade

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health announced it has appointed Dr. Cristian Andrade as vice president of medical affairs.

In this role, Andrade will provide administrative oversight for multiple programs and areas, including medical staff governance, utilization review, and the hospitalist service. He will also focus on improving length of stay — “a priority strategic aim” for St. Joseph’s Health and its sponsor, Livonia, Michigan–based Trinity Health — and will be “instrumental in strategic planning for long-term success,” the health-care system said in a news release.

Andrade has worked at St. Joseph’s for 16 years. Trained in family medicine, he joined the hospital as a resident in 2003 and he has served as a St. Joseph’s hospitalist since 2006. A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in the care of patients in the hospital.

During that time, Andrade has assumed administrative responsibilities, most recently as the regional medical director and chief of hospitalist services.

In 2019, he completed the advanced executive leadership for physicians training at Cornell University, per the release.

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Photo credit: St. Joseph’s Health website