Nuvance Health names Dawn Woodruff Chief Nursing Officer at Sharon Hospital

Dawn Woodruff, Chief Nursing Officer, Sharon Hospital


As part of the system’s continued investment in the region, Nuvance Health has appointed Dawn Woodruff, MSN, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer of Sharon Hospital. 

Woodruff brings 35 years of healthcare experience and has worked at Sharon Hospital for more than eight years, most recently serving as Director of Patient Care Services since 2020. 

In partnership with hospital president Christina McCulloch, Woodruff will lead the facility’s nursing team toward immediate and long-term success through creation of efficient nursing procedures, treatment plans, integration of new medical technologies and more. 

Together, they will bring a keen eye to the delivery of high-quality care for the community and streamline operations to ensure strong patient outcomes and treatment well into the future.  

“It is an honor to continue my journey as a nurse leader at Sharon Hospital in a profession that makes a profound impact on the lives of so many in our communities,” Woodruff said. “I am committed to fostering an environment and culture of care that ensures every nurse can fulfill their passions and each patient receives the support they deserve, whether for routine lab work or an elective procedure at our hospital.”

This transition is Nuvance Health’s latest investment in Sharon Hospital’s future and commitment to a unique leadership team to lead its growth-based transformation, focused on ensuring the hospital’s strength and sustainability amid a challenging healthcare landscape. The former Chief Nursing Officer, Christina McCulloch, became president of the facility earlier this year. 

Woodruff previously worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, where she began her career at the bedside as a staff and charge nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. She has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Connecticut.