As Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Deborah Stamps is working to build on and operationalize Rochester Regional's unequivocal commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.
As Executive Vice President of Quality, Safety and Innovation at Rochester Regional Health, she works with clinical leaders to continually improve the system’s overall performance and ensure patient safety.
She also serves as the chief nursing officer (CNO) council’s representative to the Executive Leadership Team. Deb restructured the Infection Prevention Program system-wide and expanded Daily Safety Check to include long term care facilities. She also launched a Safety Champion Program and helped Rochester Regional Health. In addition, built partnerships with local colleges to increase the number of students choosing nursing careers and supported the expansion and diversity of the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing.
Deb is currently a member of the Rochester Academy of Medicine board of directors. Past board chair for the Rochester/Finger Lakes division of the March of Dimes. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders. She is on numerous advisory boards such as Premiere, Medical Quality Improvement Committee and Northstar Advisory Board. A trustee board member for Genesee Baptist church as well as leads the Health Ministry program. The immediate past Northeast Regional Director for Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Deb has been published in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Procedure Manual, in the Medsurg Nursing Journal, the Critical Care Journal and Nurse Leader. She has conducted research on the topic of Horizontal Violence. Deb has also published on the innovative collaborative nurse leadership model, the Chief Nursing Officer Council.
Deborah’s career with what is now Rochester Regional Health spans three decades. She began as a licensed practical nurse at Rochester General Hospital and then became a registered nurse. From there her career moved from Nurse Manager and Director of Nursing to Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic.
Deborah earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Monroe Community College and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY College at Brockport. She earned a master’s degree in the Gerontological Nursing Practitioner program at Nazareth College in Pittsford, a master’s degree in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an education doctorate in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College. She is nationally certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.