'Patients' is a virtue

Standing up for what she believes in is exactly what this mother of four has done, putting everything on the line in order to provide the community she served with the quality of care she says everyone deserves.

Judy McKee grew up in Lisle, as the second of six children. She graduated from Whitney Point High School with a scholarship in hand to follow her dreams of becoming a nurse.

Judy graduated from the school of nursing at Albany Medical with her Registered Nursing degree and decided to start her family soon thereafter. After some time at home, Judy made the decision to go back to school to become a family nurse practitioner. She attended Community Memorialís Family Nurse Practitioner Program in Syracuse, and in just a year, she earned her title as FNP.

In 1990, just a year after completing her education, Judy took the initiative to open a school-based health clinic at Oxford Academy. She says the concept was fairly new, but it was a great way to get kids the health care they deserved.

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