"Nicole Sewell"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 

Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is 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. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to approximately 500,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskills region. Garnet Health provides the services of more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit