Newark Beth names Doran chief operating officer

Longtime employee becomes the system’s first female COO

Amy Doran on Monday was named chief operating office at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, becoming the first woman to serve in that role.

Doran was one of two appointees made by the hospital, which also named Denise Shepherd its chief nursing officer, replacing Doran in that role.

Doran comes to the role with more than 20 years of experience as a health care executive and health care provider. She joined Newark Beth Israel in 1989 as a student nurse, was named AVP of emergency services in 2003, AVP of patient care services in 2009, and chief nursing officer in 2017.

CEO Darrell Terry said Doran has served as a model for excellence.

“Ms. Doran has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our mission of delivering world class care and an excellent experience to our patients and visitors,” he said. “Her proven record of developing strong, collaborative relationships coupled with her clinical and operational leadership expertise are invaluable assets to our organization.

“It is also always a privilege to make groundbreaking appointments that support diversity, equity and inclusion at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.”

During her tenure at Newark Beth Israel, Doran shared responsibility for integrating the organization’s strategic plan, while providing oversight for the delivery of high quality, safe, cost-effective and compassionate care. She managed all nursing-related operations and led numerous quality, safety, and key service line projects.

Doran said she was thrilled to be in the role.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished to improve health outcomes for our patients and the communities that we serve,” she said. “We are delivering world class care close to home and investing in the people of Newark.

I am excited to have this opportunity to build on that success.”

Doran earned a Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and Organization of Nurse Leaders.