Barbara J. Martin is a resident of Gansevoort, NY who had the privilege to work and retire from the nursing profession with a focus in Perioperative Nursing. She graduated from the Kingston Hospital School of Nursing in 1965, receiving the distinctive award of a diamond inserted in her nursing pin “to the student who has demonstrated a fine sense of values, appreciation of the dignity of human life and recognized her responsibilities as a citizen and a professional person”. She received her Bachelor of Science in 1996 from Russell Sage College and continued work toward a Master’s degree
Barbara began her career at Albany Medical Center and after 31 years of various nursing positions, retired with 12 years of experience as Director of Perioperative Services from Glens Falls Hospital. As Director, she implemented a Periop 101 educational program, facilitated the building of an Ambulatory Surgery Center and Eye Center, was published in Ambulatory Surgery Magazine and conducted seminars on Process of Ambulatory Surgery.
Barbara is on Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, raises puppies for “Guiding Eyes of the Blind” and a member of Saratoga Springs Lions Club.
Barbara was Camp Abilities Saratoga’s first Medical Director. in that role, she identified the camp’s needs and defined camp’s operational policies with respect to the care and supervision of all medical services. This included knowing, implementing and sharing applicable regulations from New York State Department of Health.
Currently, Barbara serves as a Board Member of Camp Abilities Saratoga.