Monday, July 15, 2013
Dr. Shumeyko recognized with Women’s Health Leadership Award
A Greater Binghamton doctor known throughout the region
for her dedication to quality in women’s healthcare is the recipient of
the UHS Foundation’s 2013 Women Health Leadership Award.
Nancy Shumeyko, MD, is described by her nominator as a “promoter of
good health” for women and an “advocate for every single one of her
She was also one of the pioneering female surgeons
in the community, and as such had to prove herself every step of the
way, the nominator commented.
“She quickly did more than that,”
the writer noted. “She became a recognized leader among her peers and a
mentor for other women” in the medical profession in the Southern Tier.
The 2013 honor will be presented to Dr. Shumeyko on Friday,
Sept. 6, during the banquet at the Foundation’s annual Women Fore Women
Golf Classic at The Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin.
member of the UHS Hospitals Medical Staff, Dr. Shumeyko practices at UHS
Gynecology in Vestal. She specializes in complex women’s medical care,
with a special focus on urogynecology, hormone replacement therapy and
Board-certified in obstetrics and
gynecology, she received her medical degree from the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed specialty training at
Emory University in Atlanta.
The Foundation has presented the award at its golf outing annually since 2004.
tournament raises community awareness of and significant dollars toward
the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and related women's
“Each year's award recipient is a healthcare
provider, advocate, educator, fundraiser, role model or member of the
community at large who is a strong leader and works toward improving
women's quality of life,” said Betsy Pietriyk, executive director of the
Foundation. “Dr. Shumeyko exemplifies all of those attributes.”
years' award-winners are as follows: Patricia Fell, RN, ANP, 2012; Kay
Boland, RN, 2011; Robin Mead, 2010; Barbara Chaffee, MD, 2009; Connie
Naughton, FNP, 2008; Michelle Karedes, 2007; Susan Kost, RN, 2006; Carol
Rogers, NP, 2005; and Carol Miller, MD, 2004.