Dr. Sharon Carney joined Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital as the Director of Emergency Medicine in July 1998. This role involved oversight of a busy emergency department that has experienced consistent growth. Dr. Carney led a multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion of this department, which provides state of the art emergency care.
In 2008, Dr. Carney became the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, and as such cwas involved in care management, quality, patient safety, and infection control, as well as all aspects of medical staff affairs and graduate medical education. This capacity grew into her role as the Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Catholic Medical Center.
January 2015, Dr. Carney was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Health System, responsible for overseeing the clinical excellence division, including quality and aafety, performance excellence, care transformation, utilization/appeals and patient experience. In addition, Dr. Carney has oversight for the cardiovascular and oncology service lines as well as an additional strategic focus on GI and surgery. In June 2017, she added Mercy Accountable Care and the Mercy Physician Network to her areas of oversight and was appointed Chief Clinical Officer for Mercy Health System. This provides consistent physician leadership across all clinical areas from acute care to ambulatory, and focuses the efforts on transition to value-based care.
Most recently, Dr. Carney was appointed as the Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, continuing her work on value-based care and clinical oversight throughout the broader Mid-Atlantic region, and serving as the accountable executive for the electronic medical record transition to Epic.
Dr. Carney is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She has received awards for outstanding resident teaching, and has been recognized for physician mentorship by the American Medical Association Women’s Professional Congress. Board-certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Carney earned her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine , and completed her emergency medicine residency at The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.