(Newark, NJ) Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New
Jersey Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at Darrell K. Terry,
Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE was recently presented with the Distinguished Community
Leadership Service Award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
Greater Elizabeth Area Section at their 11th Annual Harambee Breakfast. The National Council of Negro Women is an international
organization of 4 million women whose mission is to develop and advocate
for African American women and their families.
The award is presented to leaders who have excelled professionally and
who make community service and engagement an important part of their life.
The event was led by National Council of Negro Women President Erica Blount
and the Breakfast Committee Chair Joann Blount.
Patricia Bennett DPM, who served as Mistress of Ceremony presented the
award to Mr. Terry, chosen for this recognition for his involvement in
health fairs, community forums and hospital administration with the unique
insight to “strategically place appropriately trained doctors in
areas where their expertise can be most beneficial.”
Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, Interim President and Chief Executive
Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
of New Jersey
Mr. Terry is responsible for Medical Staff Relations, Public Affairs, Advocacy,
Quality, Safety, Fiscal Responsibility, Patient/Employee Experience, Human
Resources, Community Relations, as well as the overall operations of the
673-bed, tertiary teaching hospital; that is home to New Jersey’s
only lung transplant center, one of the top three heart transplant programs
in the country, an award winning cardiac and cardiac surgery program and
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and the State’s most comprehensive
Children’s Heart Center.
Mr. Terry is focused on prevention and wellness, having pioneered award-winning
initiatives such as the “Beth Challenge” and KidsFit, The
Beth Greenhouse and the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health
and Wellness Center, committed to improving the health status of The Beth
Currently the Chairman of the Board at Jewish Renaissance Medical Center,
Mr. Terry is also the past Chairman of the Board at Integrity House. He
was recently appointed by the mayor to serve on the Newark Workforce Investment
Board, and by Governor Chris Christie as a member of the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Commission.
Committed to lifelong learning, Mr. Terry is a recent graduate of the renowned
Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, with a master’s
degree in public health. This is in addition to a master’s degree
in healthcare administration from Seton Hall University as well as a graduate
certificate in healthcare management, also from Seton Hall University.
Mr. Terry received his bachelor’s degree along with a certificate
in business management from Rutgers University. Mr. Terry is board certified
in health care management by the American College of Health Care Executives’
Board of Governors, as well as attaining fellowship status. In addition,
Mr. Terry received a certificate of participation from Harvard University’s
School of Public Health for Leadership Strategies Program and is a graduate
of the Barnabas Health Leadership Institute.
He is a distinguished Paul Harris Fellow and has served as a guest lecturer
at Seton Hall University’s Masters in Healthcare Administration.