Kathy Palmieri, RN RVT FSVU
SVU member Kathy Palmieri, RN RVT FSVU, passed away peacefully on November 13th, 2018, at the age of 66. Kathy received her nurse’s training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Philadelphia, and in 1980 after almost a decade of nursing, switched her focus to vascular ultrasound. She was the first person in Upstate New York to pass the RVT exam, and set up the vascular laboratory at Upstate Medical Center. In 1995, she established her own corporation to provide consultation services to physicians and hospitals, with a focus on guiding them through the accreditation process for their vascular and echocardiography laboratories. During her almost 40 years of work as an RVT, Kathy helped people throughout the entire United States. An active member in the SVU community, she was designated an SVU Fellow in 2008, and most recently served on the SVU Professional Performance Guidelines Committee.