Clara Maass Medical Center names DiElmo its chief nursing officer

Clara Maass Medical Center on Wednesday announced it has appointed Teresa DiElmo as the new chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care services.

DiElmo will be responsible for leading all aspects of nursing and the more than 700 nurses employed at the Belleville-based hospital.

“Terri has the perfect blend of knowledge, talent and expertise in nursing, strategic planning and development, and in quality of care and patient safety outcomes in which to lead the nursing and patient care operations with excellence. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in building and elevating nursing teams within an ever-evolving healthcare environment, and I am delighted to have her as part of our executive leadership team.” Mary Ellen Clyne, CEO and president at Clara Maass Medical Center, said.

Prior to Clara Maass, DiElmo was the assistant vice president for patient care services at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. Before that, she was the director of patient care services at Newark Beth. She’s also held roles at RWJBarnabas Health for nearly 30 years, including assistant vice president, workforce strategies, patient care services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She’s also served as a nurse recruiter, nurse manager, patient care manager and patient care coordinator within the system.