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Dr. Syrett named Chief Medical Officer at Auburn Community Hospital

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Auburn Community Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr. James Syrett as their new chief medical officer, effective May 1.

Dr. Syrett joins Auburn from Oswego Hospital, where he served as an attending physician in emergency medicine, vice president of the medical staff, and chaired the Health Quality Assurance and Process Improvement committees. With board certifications in emergency and EMS medicine, he completed both his residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester. Dr. Syrett also has experience as a consulting physician for NASCAR and has authored textbook chapters on emergency and EMS medicine.

Dr. Syrett replaces Dr. Michael Wilson, who held the chief medical officer position for two years. Dr. Wilson will continue practicing at the hospital and overseeing new projects.

Auburn Community Hospital CEO and President Scott Berlucchi expressed excitement in welcoming Dr. Syrett. “We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Syrett’s caliber and experience as our new chief medical officer,” he said extending gratitude for Dr. Wilson’s leadership.

Dr. Syrett will maintain his practice in the emergency department while fulfilling his chief medical officer duties.