Denise Dorato has been named nurse manager of Newport Hospital's maternal child health department. Her responsibilities include directing the activities in the birthing center and pediatrics unit, overseeing child birth education and serving as a representative and resource for community programs, committees and activities. She recently held the position of nurse manager for nursing resources. Dorato earned a bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College and her master's degree from the University of Rhode Island. She and her family live in Middletown.