Congratulations to Meaghan Sharp - New Chief Nursing Executive
Published Monday, September 28, 2020
The volunteers and staff of the Our Hearts At Home Cardiovascular Campaign congratulate Next-Gen Cabinet Member Meaghan Sharp on her recent appointment as Chief Nursing Executive at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, along with her role as Director, Cardiovascular Sciences Program. Together, we’re keeping our hearts at home.
On behalf of the Our Hearts At Home Cardiovascular Campaign team of volunteers and staff, we would like to recognize and celebrate Next-Gen Cabinet member, Meaghan Sharp, for her new role as the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Meaghan has very personal reasons for being part of the volunteer Cabinet that serves to raise funds to support the Cardiovascular Surgery Program at the Hospital. She has shared multiple times her own story of having to travel for cardiac surgery, and recently lost a very close friend to cardiac disease. She continues to be inspired by the patients and families she meets daily who would benefit from having cardiac and vascular surgery closer to home.
Meaghan is also the Director, Cardiovascular Sciences Program. In addition to this role, as CNE Meaghan’s areas of responsibility will include providing professional nursing knowledge, expertise, and advice to her fellow members on the Senior Leadership Team and to the Board of Directors as well as overseeing nursing governance, leadership, and practice at our Hospital.
Meaghan brings with her over 15 years of extensive management and leadership experience, being previously employed by St. Joseph’s Care Group as, among other roles, CNE and the City of Thunder Bay. She has a clinical background in acute care, holds a Masters Degree in Nursing, and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration Program. Meaghan's passion for nursing and inter-professional practice benefits patient care at our Hospital and makes her the ideal person to lead this portfolio.
Meaghan’s recent professional achievements include being the recipient of the Lakehead University 14th Annual Nursing Scholarship Award - Margaret Page Lectureship Award (April 2016) and recipient of SHIFT’s Young Professional Network - Top 20 under 40 (January 2014).
Meaghan is also the Nursing Specialist on our Hospital’s COVID-19 Incident Management Team where she provides a valuable nursing perspective to help guide our ongoing pandemic response.
Congratulations again Meaghan. We look forward to keeping our hearts at home with your leadership.