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Health Care Heroes honor Sharon Pappas

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Sharon Pappas PhD RN NEA-BC FAAN was honored as a Health Care Hero by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. As the chief nurse executive for Emory Healthcare since 2016, Pappas has reduced the nurse turnover rate system-wide, added additional programs to enhance nurse engagement with the system, and improved patient safety and satisfaction. Working with Emory Healthcare CEO Jonathan Lewin and School of Nursing Dean McCauley, Pappas has focused Emory Healthcare on strengthening the ties between nursing education, research, and practice. She oversees 7,000 nurses in 11 hospitals.

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