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MacNeal Hospital names Oxendale new COO

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:55 p.m. CST
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Sharon J. Oxendale joins MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn as Chief Operating Officer. Oxendale comes from the 475-bed Northwest Texas Healthcare System, where she served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO.

BERWYN – A Texas health care executive has been named Chief Operating Officer of MacNeal Hospital.

Sharon J. Oxendale, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), joins MacNeal from the 475-bed Northwest Texas Healthcare System, where she served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO.

Oxendale was responsible for operational performance, growth, service excellence, physician recruitment and financial performance.

The health system, a major teaching hospital affiliated with Texas Tech University, included a Level 3 trauma center, certified chest pain center, stroke center, children’s hospital, heart hospital, a 90-bed psychiatric hospital, freestanding surgery center and three freestanding indigent clinics that provided care for more than 80,000 visitors annually.

Oxendale’s career has included executive roles at Temple University Health System, Doylestown Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Oxendale also worked at Trinity Health System in Iowa and Michigan, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Illinois and GE Medical Systems in Wisconsin.

Oxendale played an active role in the communities where she has worked, such as the United Way, Chamber of Commerce government relations committees and leadership development programs. She has also served as a board member for a community hospice and a shelter that provides assistance for abused women.

She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Roosevelt University, Chicago. She is also a Board Certified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

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