Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Vermilyea, BSN, RN, IBCLC to Nursing Unit Director of the Rowley Family Birthing Center’s Mother / Baby and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).
Ms. Vermilyea has been a staff member at Orange Regional Medical Center since 2010 when she joined as a Nurse Lactation Specialist. Since that time, she has provided education, one-on-one support and assistance to breast-feeding parents. Ms. Vermilyea obtained grant funding and facilitated the creation of a workplace lactation program and an on-site employee breast pumping room. In 2014, she was promoted to Nurse Lactation Manager where she continued to develop and coordinate hospital-wide inpatient lactation services. In addition, she is facilitator of the new mothers’ support group, facilitator of the Rowley Family Birthing Center breastfeeding committee and co-facilitates the perinatal bereavement program.
Prior to joining Orange Regional, Ms. Vermilyea was the clinical coordinator of the birthing center, NICU, pediatrics and lactation departments at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. She was a registered nurse in the NICU at both St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY and at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Ms. Vermilyea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southeastern Massachusetts University in Dartmouth, MA, where she received the Outstanding Clinical Excellence Award. In 2008, she was awarded Hudson Valley Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award. She is actively involved in community service organizations and works collaboratively with external agencies to promote wellness and breastfeeding initiatives.
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