Delta Medical welcomes nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioner Carey Marrello recently joined the staff of Delta Medical.

Marrello joins Elizabeth Scialdone and Libby Gleasman at Rome Memorial Hospital’s adult primary care practice, located at 1819 Black River Blvd., Rome.

A 1998 graduate of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in Utica, Marrello earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and graduated from SUNY Polytechnic Institute with her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner.

She is also a certified case manager.

“Throughout her career as a nurse and case manager, Carey has developed a holistic view of primary care, which is consistent with our values as a patient centered medical home,” said Kristen Hutchins, RMH’s director of primary care facilities.

Marrello started her nursing career as a staff nurse caring for medical-surgical and critical care patients.

She spent the last 10 years working as a case manager and then returned to school to become an NP to help meet the community’s need for primary care providers.

She did her clinical rotations at Delta Medical and Camden Family Care.

“As a nurse practitioner, I take a holistic view of my patients including their physical and mental health,” Marrello said.  “It’s difficult for someone to manage their chronic medical conditions, if we’re not helping them address their anxiety, depression or addiction.

“We need to give them the tools to become more actively engaged in taking care of themselves, which will give them a more positive outlook on their treatment plan.”

Photo: Marrello