Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP

Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP
Director Talent Acquisition at Albany Medical Center
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Why You Should Take Your RN Career to Albany Med in 2020

With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions!

Nurses, is a new career on your radar for 2020? If so, have you considered opportunities with Albany Med? If not, we’re here to tell us why you should kick off the new year with a career with us!

One Big Family: Alowyn Sim’s Success at Albany Med

Alowyn “Al” Sim, the 2017 Employee of the Year for Supporting Patient Care, has been part of the Albany Med family for 20 years. Starting as a Support Team Associate making deliveries from the receiving doc, Al is now in a management role supervising a team of 63 people. His exceptional climb through the ranks at[...]

10 Energy-Boosting, Healthy Snacks for Long Days at the Hospital

As a healthcare provider, your time to eat is sacred. When you get the chance to refuel it’s important to consume healthy and energy-boosting snacks, but don’t forget to add a little variety and some fun foods, too! Long days at work can be extremely draining, so why not make the nutrients you’re consuming[...]

Why New Graduates Should Join our Nurse Residency Program


The transition from student to professional nurse can be intimidating and overwhelming. At Albany Med, we seek to make that shift as seamless as possible. That’s why we’ve developed a Nurse Residency Program for newly licensed nurses to gain the confidence they need for a successful career.

Our program is based[...]

Contagious Pride: Frances Spreer-Albert’s Career Story

Frances Spreer-Albert (Fran) our Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is a 19-year veteran of Albany Med. Her longevity and commitment are no surprise though, as her dream has always been to work in the Albany area and more specifically, work for Albany Med!

We wanted to[...]

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | August 29th, 2019 |Categories: Albany, New York, Insider

Even MORE 2019 Can't-Miss Albany Area Summer Events

You caught us – we couldn’t narrow it down to just five options

5 Albany Area Summer Events to Put on Your 2019 Calendar

Albany, New York is a location flooded with great event options. So much so, that occasionally, a really great one slides by the wayside. That’s why this spring, we wanted to round up a few summer activities that you should definitely make time for. Here we go!

Buying into Local: A Q&A with Dr. Dennis McKenna

The sage advice to “buy local” has been used for years to promote small businesses and downtowns, but what about the idea of “buying into local” or investing into your community? We can think of no better example of the latter sentiment than Dr. Dennis McKenna, Albany Med’s Executive Vice President, President of[...]

Love the Job You Have. Or Don’t.

Have you heard the classic song, Love the One You’re With by Crosby, Stills and Nash? If not, the lyrics state: 

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | February 6th, 2019 |Categories: careers, career happiness