University Hospital Board of Directors Swears in New Member
Yvonne Wesley, RN, Ph.D. FAAN, former staff nurse, took
oath at today’s meeting
NEWARK — The University Hospital Board of Directors welcomed a new member at today’s regular meeting with the swearing in of Yvonne Wesley, RN, Ph.D. FAAN.
Wesley was appointed by Governor Jon S. Corzine. Creation of a Board of Directors for UMDNJ’s University Hospital was set forth in A2900, which expanded the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees and created a separate Board of Directors for University Hospital. The nine-member Board of Directors is comprised of four members of the UMDNJ Board of Trustees and five additional members appointed by the Governor. Two of those five appointees were sworn in at the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors in August - Thomas M. Jackson, Esq. and Blair MacInnes.
"Dr. Wesley brings a rich combination of experiences to this Board," said Board of Directors Chairman Thomas M. Jackson. "Her clinical expertise, familiarity with the organization, commitment to improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve and strategic sensibilities are ideal. We are thankful to the Governor for this distinguished appointee.
Wesley is currently an Independent Health Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at New York University and Kean University. Her consulting firm, Y. Wesley Consulting provides a range of services from the development of community-based outreach programs and grant writing to capacity building for small non-profit organizations and the establishment of strategic corporate citizenship initiatives for companies.
Dr. Wesley received her Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University. She earned her M.S. in Nursing from Rutgers University and also received degrees in Nursing from Kean College and Middlesex County College.
“It is truly a blessing to be able to return to University Hospital as a member of the Board of Directors,” said Wesley. “It has come a long way since my time here as a staff nurse in Labor and Delivery and the Intensive Care Nursery. Still, it remains a critical resource for the residents of Newark and New Jersey, I am eager to guide the leadership team in pursuit of our mission.”
University Hospital is the principal teaching hospital for New Jersey Medical School. Located in the Central Ward of Newark, the hospital offers the highest quality of care across many medical specialties.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.