"Our vision is to be the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care. This frames our organizational culture of excellence, caring and leadership."
Dr. Susan Stone is the senior vice president and chief executive officer of Sharp Coronado Hospital, a 181-bed, full-service community hospital specializing in total joint replacements and advanced liver care. Sharp Coronado is a nationally recognized center of excellence in patient-centered programs and services. In addition, Dr. Stone oversees Sharp's clinical laboratory services across the system.
Dr. Stone joined Sharp HealthCare in 1986 and has held numerous leadership positions, including chief nursing officer for two of Sharp's seven hospitals. Dr. Stone successfully led the 2007 and 2012 Planetree Designation efforts at Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital, respectively, in addition to the 2013 Magnet Redesignation efforts at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Active in the Association for California Nurse Leaders, she is currently a Southern California regional representative to the state Board of Directors and serves as a regional Nursing California Action Coalition Champion. Dr. Stone is known for innovative patient-centered care program development, and is a national Patient Centered Care Fellow. She contributed to the development of the Designated Patient Centered Care Hospital Program. Dr. Stone's patient-centered research has been featured in the peer reviewed Health Environments Research and Design Journal. She was also a contributing author to the 2008 Patient-Centered Care Improvement Guide.
She earned her bachelor's of nursing science at San Diego State University, a master's in science and a doctorate of philosophy in nursing science at the University of San Diego.