• Teresa Bell, R.N., assistant vice president of clinical services at Rome Memorial Hospital, has been recognized by the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL) for outstanding leadership in nursing practice.

    With nearly 400 members across the state, NYONEL is the professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate, influence, and manage healthcare services in New York State.

    “Terry was chosen for her outstanding nursing leadership,” said Durinda Durr, M.S., R.N., vice president of clinical services at Rome Memorial Hospital. “She is a leader by example who displays her love for her profession every day through her actions, professionalism, knowledge and skill.”

    Each year the regional boards of NYONEL select a leader from their region to be recognized for ongoing contributions to activities undertaken by NYONEL at both the state and regional level in support of the organization's mission. Bell was chosen by a vote from the nearly 100 members of the central region. The award was presented at the organization’s annual conference in Tarrytown, NY.

    “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by NYONEL for this award,” Bell said. “This award is especially meaningful to me because it comes from my nursing leadership peers from across the region.”

    A graduate of the Marcy Psychiatric Hospital School of Nursing, Ms. Bell earned her bachelor of science degree in health care administration from Kennedy-Western University. She started her career at Rome Memorial Hospital in 1975 as a medical/surgical staff nurse. She was promoted to director of Director Medical/Surgical/Pediatric Nursing Services in 1994 and assumed additional responsibility for Maternity Services in 2001. In 2009, she was promoted to assistant vice president of nursing.

     Terri Bell NYONEL 
     LEADS BY EXAMPLE – Rome Memorial Hospital Durinda Durr, M.S., R.N., vice president of clinical services at Rome Memorial Hospital, left, presents Teresa Bell, R.N., assistant vice president of clinical services at the hospital, with a plaque from the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders for her outstanding leadership in nursing practice.