YONKERS, NY (January 2017)—The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center is thrilled to welcome Ms. Jeanne DeMarzo, M.S.N., R.N.C., as its Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer. DeMarzo has spent almost 35 years in the nursing profession.
DeMarzo began her career in nursing at Montefiore Medical Center in 1983 as a staff nurse on Montefiore’s Pediatric Unit. DeMarzo progressively increased her clinical and operating responsibilities while at Montefiore where she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as the Administrative Nurse Manager for 18 years and, most recently, since 2008, DeMarzo has been the Director of Nursing at Montefiore’s Einstein Campus where she was charged with overall accountability for Montefiore’s Maternal Newborn High Risk Regional Perinatal Center, Medicine Care Centers and the Weiler Nursing Resource Center.
In her role as Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer at the Pediatric Center, DeMarzo will oversee approximately 350 employees. She will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for nursing, clinical education, centralized staffing and respiratory therapy.
DeMarzo’s expertise will be critical as the Pediatric Center completes its expansion of 32 ventilator beds this spring. The Pediatric Center is slated to open this addition in June 2017. “Jeanne is joining us at a very important time for the Pediatric Center,” said Pat Tursi, Chief Executive Officer. “Jeanne has a proven track record for building strong teams who work together to improve patient care and enhance the patient experience. Her wealth of knowledge, leadership style and vision for making a difference will be a great asset to us as we expand to welcome 32 additional children and their families in a just a few months.”
DeMarzo received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing and Nursing Administration, respectively, from the College of New Rochelle, where she presently serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Nursing. Professionally, she is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.