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National Council of Negro Women’s Greater Elizabeth Area Section Honors NBIMC Executive at their 11th Annual Harambee


(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

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 community.

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.

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