Nathan Littauer Hospital hires new Emergency Management Supervisor

Patrick LaBuff has been named the new Emergency Management Supervisor at Nathan Littauer Hospital. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital has announced a new Emergency Management Supervisor.

Littauer announced that Patrick LaBuff has been named the hospital’s new Emergency Management Supervisor.

LaBuff comes to Littauer with a dual Masters degree in homeland security and disaster management from American Military University. He received his B.A in political science from Binghamton University, and an A.A.S in homeland security & disaster management from Onondaga Community College, along with firefighter certifications from the New York State Fire Academy.

LaBuff’s professional career has included working with United States Congress as a Federal Liaison Caseworker engaged in communications between constituents and federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA/ICE, Department of Justice/FBI/ATF, to state a few.

After his initial work, he was promoted to Homeland Security & EM Advisor, maintaining effective communications between the member of Congress and Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs, Military personnel, and other stakeholders throughout the district. LaBuff’s assignment had him providing a hazard/threat assessment over an eight county district which included 750,000 people. His experience has had him assist with over six international/national crisis incidents.

“Littauer is thrilled to have a professional with Patrick’s education and professional background directly on our campus,” said Leslie Beadle, Littauer’s Vice President and Administrator of NLH Nursing Home said in a news release. “He brings great skills to apply to our emergency preparedness plans to ensure a safe, secure environment.”

In addition, LaBuff was recognized with the Presidential Call to Service Award, presented by the Obama Administration for 4,000 hours of volunteer service.

“My passion for security and management stems from an entire family of dedicated public servants. In fact, I have family in Newtown, Connecticut, and the Sandy Hook shooting reinforced my passion for emergency management,” said LaBuff in a news release.

LaBuff’s responsibilities include hospital security, and emergency management at Littauer and all 10 primary/specialty care centers.

— Prepared by K. Minor

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