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Garnet Health Medical Center Names Chief Nursing Officer

Garnet Health Medical Center Names Chief Nursing Officer

MIDDLETOWN, NY (May 23, 2023) —Garnet Health Medical Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Sewell, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CCRN, NE-BC to Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Services. Sewell has been serving as interim in this position since August 2022.

“It is a true testament to Ms. Sewell’s superior leadership skills, her extensive experience, and her deep commitment to serving the needs of our patients and families, as well as the entire community, that we can seamlessly transition her to this position permanently,” said Jerry Dunlavey, Interim President & CEO, Garnet Health. “Nicole is beloved by patients and staff alike, and we value her dedication to Garnet Health and its mission.”

Throughout her tenure at Garnet Health, Sewell has held several nursing leadership positions and has been instrumental in many projects, most notably establishing the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) in collaboration with Nursing Professional Development, frontline staff and the ICU medical leadership team.

She has served as Secretary and Chair of the Nursing Leadership Advisory Council, Chair of the Garnet Health Community Committee and has led projects such as Nurse Leader Mentorship, Food Insecurity, and assisted in the implementation of the Garnet Health Medical Center Nursing Assistant Program. Sewell is also an adjunct Nursing Instructor for Orange County Community College and is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Sewell started her career at Arden Hill Hospital in 1990 as a registered nurse. She has more than 30 years combined experience caring for patients in many areas such as medical-surgical, oncology, progressive care and critical care. She holds a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration and earned certifications in Med-Surg (CMSRN), Critical Care (CCRN) and Nurse Executive (NE-BC).


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About Garnet Health Medical Center

Garnet Health Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 383-bed medical center which combines high-tech healthcare with a patient-centered approach in a beautiful and welcoming healing environment. Garnet Health Medical Center is accredited by DNV GL – Healthcare. It was named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention and general surgery and was a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

Garnet Health Medical Center was named by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh Metropolitan Service Area and high performing in seven types of care for 2021-22Garnet Health Medical Center is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing and a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.

Garnet Health Medical Center is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation, and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. To learn more about Garnet Health Medical Center, visit

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