The American Health Council recently selected Denise Bell, BA, ADN, BSN, MPH to its Board of Nurses for her outstanding contributions to the nursing field.

NEW YORK, NY, April 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The American Health Council recently selected Denise Bell, BA, ADN, BSN, MPH to its Board of Nurses for her outstanding contributions to the nursing field. As an infusion nurse at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Health in Hartford, Conn., Ms. Bell provides an array of services in oncology and cardiac nursing to ensure that each patient receives immediate high-quality care. While she has retained her current role for nearly one year, Ms. Bell has spent nearly a decade acquiring skills that lead her to become an invaluable member of the nursing field.

Influenced by her mother — who was a nurse herself — and inspired to help others, Ms. Bell decided to pursue a career in nursing. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing, she enrolled at the Southern Connecticut State University and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2016. She eventually found a home at Smilow Cancer Hospital where she administers chemotherapy and other cancer medications and treatments to patients. Additionally, Ms. Bell assists oncologists with treatment procedures and examinations, monitors and updates patient treatment progress reports daily, collaborates with healthcare providers to properly and efficiently provide care to patients and educates patients and their families about chemotherapy and infection prevention.

An active member of the nursing field, Ms. Bell ensures that she continues to evolve and connect with other healthcare professionals through several associations, including the National Black Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Connecticut Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. In addition to seeking education and tools through several organizations, Ms. Bell mentors nursing students through the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling. With a successful career at hand, Ms. Bell plans to dive into the health policy field to improve healthcare.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. The AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

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