Community Engagement

Sharon Hospital remains committed to transparent communication with our patients and community members about our efforts to transform and continue supporting the region’s healthcare needs today and into the future.

 

We encourage you to visit this page for updates on our community outreach initiatives, including recorded sessions and more. Nuvance Health and Sharon Hospital leadership are grateful to all participants and look forward to continuing this collaborative process.

If you would like to learn more or schedule a presentation to your community group, please contact us at sharonhospital@nuvancehealth.org.

 


If you were unable to attend our community forum on September 29, you can watch the recording below to hear directly from Sharon Hospital and Nuvance Health leadership as they present the plan to the Sharon community.
  


Community Roundtable Discussions

  • November 3, 2021: Virtual Roundtable, Geer Village/Northwest Cares
  • November 5, 2021: Chief Elected Officials Roundtable at Sharon Town Hall
  • November 9, 2021: Community Roundtable, Sharon Town Hall
  • November 17, 2021: Virtual Roundtable, Eastern Dutchess Rural Health Network
  • November 18, 2021: Community Roundtable, The Interlaken Inn
  • November 17, 2021: Virtual Roundtable, Noble Horizons
  • December 14, 2021: Virtual Community Forum (bi-annual)
  • February 9, 2022: Virtual Community Roundtable, Millbrook Library
  • February 16, 2022: Virtual Community Roundtable, Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • March 9, 2022: Virtual Chief Elected Officials Roundtable Session
  • May 12, 2022: Community Roundtable, Falls Village Fire Department
  • June 23, 2022: Community Roundtable, Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • June 23, 2022: Community Roundtable, Canaan Exchange Club at Geer Village
  • July 12, 2022: Virtual Community Roundtable, Regional EMS personnel
  • August 8, 2022: Virtual Community Forum, Sharon Hospital
  • September 8, 2022: Community Roundtable, Geer Village 


Radio Interviews

  • September 13, 2021: Dr. Mark Hirko shares perspective on COVID-19 impacts across the region, vaccinations and how the hospital is taking steps to protect the community-at-large
  • September 30, 2021: Dr. Mark Hirko discusses the facility’s strategic plan to drive deliberate growth and envision a sustainable and vibrant future for Sharon Hospital for years to come
  • January 14, 2022: Dr. Mark Hirko shares update on hospital’s transformation plan and COVID-19 operations
  • February 4, 2022: Dr. Mark Hirko shares update on hospital’s transformation plan and COVID-19 operations
  • February 25, 2022: Dr. Mark Hirko speaks with Marshall Miles to address questions and feedback from the community about COVID-19 and the hospital’s plans for the future.
  • March 14, 2022: In this bi-weekly interview, Dr. Mark Hirko reviews feedback from the community about COVID-19 and the hospital’s plans for the future.
  • March 25, 2022: Dr. Mark Hirko shares insight about the future of COVID-19 and addresses misinformation regarding hospital services.
  • April 15, 2022:Hospital president Dr. Mark Hirko reminds listeners there are no planned changes to hours or services at the Emergency Department, which remains open 24/7, 365 days a year and is ready to serve your urgent medical needs.
  • April 22, 2022Dr. Mark Hirko addresses the changing landscape of COVID-19 as regional infection rates begin to increase.
  • May 13, 2022: Sharon Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Christina McCulloch, speaks to the positive impact of the hospital’s nursing teams and what drove her to start a career as a nurse.
  • June 10, 2022: Christina McCulloch, the hospital’s former Chief Nursing Officer and incoming President, speaks about her upcoming leadership transition alongside Dr. Mark Hirko, who will now lead Putnam Hospital. 
  • June 24, 2022: Hear our bi-monthly hospital update from incoming President, Christina McCulloch, for a discussion on COVID-19 and the hospital’s recent five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • July 8, 2022: Learn how to spot the signs of a stroke and how Sharon Hospital’s team provides timely and effective care for those experiencing a stroke. Melissa Braislin, Sharon Hospital’s stroke coordinator, director of cardiology and a speech pathologist, shares this and more on Robinhood Radio. 


Partnerships & Recognition