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Sharon Pierson

Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Executive

Sharon Pierson

Sharon is integrally involved with all aspects of the hospital’s daily operations and strategic planning for its long-term sustainability. This includes the execution of a once-in-a-generation transformation program comprised of one of the largest implementations of a lean management system in a Canadian hospital; the installation of a leading edge, electronic health record system; and, a capital equipment renewal program.

With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Sharon is an expert in clinical and healthcare operations, and advancing the hospital’s quality agenda. She has led numerous clinical services realignments and consolidations within HHS and the region, including two different hospital system mergers, in order to provide patients with access to the best care. Her deep knowledge of community care has also given momentum to HHS’ strategic direction in population health, and she is known as a collaborative partner both internally and externally. Sharon’s career has also included work in all domains of nursing including practice, education, administration, policy, and advocacy.

Her expertise is widely sought and she has provided consultation to other institutions in the areas of organizational leadership, managing organizational change, guiding health and public policy and conducting hospital and community care operational reviews. Additionally, Sharon has served on a number of expert panels tasked with improving the overall effectiveness of our health care system. Presently, these include the Provincial Emergency Advisory Committee and the Provincial Complex Care/Rehabilitation Council to name a few.

She holds a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto.