Deb's Story


From 17-year-old single mom to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer - Deb Stamps does not let setbacks get in the way of her dreams. But she's quick to acknowledge that her success would not be possible without faith, love - and a great deal of support.

Deb decided soon after the birth of her daughter, Marcella, that she would finish high school and pursue a career in nursing. In 1989, she started at Rochester General Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) working full-time, while raising her daughter.

Over the next 25 years, Deb seized every opportunity to grow and learn. Through mentorships, tuition assistance and participation in hospital committees and professional organizations, Deb has been an advocate of hours and great family support, she was able to raise an incredible daughter, who is now building her own impressive career in nursing, with mom as her mentor and inspiration.

"I am who I am today because people believed in me. I've been empowered to thrive from the bedside to the classroom to the boardroom. With that kind of support, I feel unstoppable."

Deborah Stamps, EdD, MS, NP, RN, GNP, NE, BC
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer,
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

About Nursing at Rochester Regional Health

At Rochester Regional Health, nursing is an integral part of our health system. The profession of nursing is both an art and a science responding to the human condition.

Whether at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, United Memorial, Clifton Springs Hospital or any of our other Rochester Regional Health affiliates, our nurses use a patient-centered care approach that supports the whole person; promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health; and is sensitive to the patient’s and family’s cultural, religious and ethical responses to illness and wellness. Learn more about nursing +