St. Petersburg, Florida – – (October 24, 2012) – – Edward White Hospital announces the appointment of Sharon D. Hayes, RN, BSN, MBA, as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 31, 2012. She is relocating from Chippenham Medical Center, a 466-bed HCA facility in Richmond, Virginia, were she served for the past three years as the Chief Operating Officer. She was promoted to that position from Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Chief Nursing Officer for CJW Medical Center, a 758-bed, two campus system in Richmond, which includes Chippenham.
Ms. Hayes extensive healthcare career includes strong clinical and operational experiences, in national and international environments. She is a results oriented professional who brings a unique perspective, combining her operational and clinical expertise to ensure the delivery of high quality care, effectively and efficiently.
“Being a nurse first, it is an exciting venture to join a team that puts patient care, safety, and a focus on quality as a top priority.” said Sharon Hayes, Chief Executive Officer.
Previously experience has also included Chief Nursing Officer/Administration of the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach; President of Practice Management Concepts; Chief Operating Officer for Palms West Hospital; Director of Nursing at Wellington Regional Medical Center and Director of Emergency Services at King Fahad Hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Ms. Hayes earned her Master of Business Administration with honors from Florida Atlantic University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga . She is active in a number of professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Central Virginia Healthcare Executive and the Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives.
“I look forward to building upon existing relationships and creating new ones within Pinellas County, and taking Edward White Hospital to the next Level” said Hayes.
Her community involvement includes serving on numerous Chambers of Commerce and University boards and the American Heart Association’s Event Planning Board as well as the Multiple Sclerosis Board.
About Edward White Hospital
Edward White Hospital is a 162-bed acute care facility serving the St. Petersburg area for more than 36 years. Services include the Orthopedic and Spine Center, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, a Skilled Nursing Unit, a Diagnostic and Imaging Center , a Reflux Center and Sinus Center as well as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Institute. The hospital provides around the clock emergency room (ER) services and is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Average ER wait times are posted on the hospital’s website at www.EdwardWhiteHospital.com or by texting “ER” to 23000.