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Nursing Management

Cheryl Sheridan
Cheryl Sheridan
, BSN, RN, MPA, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Rochester General Hospital  
           Assistant - Jean DiMartino  (585) 922-4335 


Debbie Stamps
Debbie Stamps, EdD, RN, MS, GNP, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
           Assistant - Charlene Izzo (315) 332-2282


The Chief Nursing Officers are responsible for leading and managing Patient Care Services at Rochester General Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital which includes:

  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Nursing Services
  • Respiratory Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Medical Management (Social Work and Care Management)

As members of the Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Nursing Officers are responsible for strategic planning, effective resource utilization, program implementation, professional practice model, promotion of evidence-based practice research, continuous quality improvement, financial management, community leadership, professional development, and effective system oversight.

Patient Care Services Leadership

Gloria Berent, MS, RN, CNOR, Director of Nursing, Perioperative Clinical Services
          Assistant - AnneMarie Zagari (585) 922-4115

Barbara Buscaglia, MS, RN, NE-BC, Director of Nursing - Ambulatory Services, Medical Groups
          Assistant - Pat Lesniak (585) 922-6743

Doug Hosie, RPh, MBA, Pharmacy Director
          Assistant - Gayle Steele (585) 922-5728

Lynsay Smith, MS, RN, LMHC, Director of Nursing Behavioral Health Network (BHN), Acute Services
          Assistant - Kathleen King - Defraine (585) 922-4753
Diane Turiano, MS, Health Systems Administration, Director of Operations, Analysis, Medical Management 
             Assistant - JoAnn Ardell (585) 922-3363
Deb Nellenbach, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing, Clinical Bed Coordination, Emergency Services, Observation Unit/CDU, Administrative Clinical Coordinators, Supplemental Staffing
            Assistant - Vanessa Lundberg (585) 922-9831

Cindy Roberts, MS, RN, Manager of Isabella Graham School of Practical Nursing
            Assistant - Lindie Price (585) 922-1401

Sylvia Schenck, MS, RN, Director Education & Development, Nursing Research
            Assistant - Lorraine Early (585) 922-4180

Marie Wade, BSN, RN, CNN, Director of Nursing, Dialysis Inpatient / Outpatient - (585) 922-0304

The Off-Shift Director is the Administrator in the House for evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Duties include managing of staff, patients and beds. You may leave messages for the Off-Shift Director in the Nursing Office (585) 922-4363 or (585) 922-4944.

More Information

View the expanded list of Patient Care Services Management (revised April 2011)