Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, which St. Mary Medical Center is part of, announced that senior vice president and chief clinical officer Sharon Carney, MD, FACEP, has been appointed to the board of directors for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, a statewide membership services organization that represents 235 hospitals, as well as the patients and communities they serve.
HAP’s 28-member board is comprised of healthcare leaders from across the commonwealth. The board sets the association’s strategic direction and priorities relating to fostering a robust hospital community and promoting access to high-quality care across the commonwealth. Board members serve three-year terms.
“HAP has always been grounded in its mission to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have access to the highest possible quality of care,” said Carney. “As our commonwealth’s health systems tackle complex challenges related to the delivery of care, advocacy is more critical than ever in making meaningful change and maintaining exceptional patient access across the entire continuum. I look forward to representing Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic as a member of the HAP board and working closely with its dynamic team of leaders.”
As Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic’s chief clinical officer, Carney provides strategic oversight for patient safety and zero-harm, value-based care through care transformation, community health and wellbeing, medical staff services and graduate medical education across the system.
Carney received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is also a fellow with the American College of Emergency Physicians, as well as a member of the American College of Physician Executives and American Medical Association.
“I am proud to welcome Dr. Carney to the HAP board of directors,” said HAP president and CEO Andy Carter. “As an accomplished physician, healthcare leader and advocate for high-quality and safe care, she will bring valuable insight to HAP’s work improving the quality of and access to healthcare throughout the commonwealth, and supporting the health of Pennsylvania communities.”