SFMH announces new VP Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive

After an extensive recruitment process, SFMH is pleased to announce Sherri Cope as the new Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Executive (VP/CNE) effective April 8th, 2024.  

“We are very pleased to have an engaged, compassionate, results-oriented leader.” said Julia Boudreau, CEO of SFMH.  “I am confident that Sherri, who has a positive record of successful teamwork, will work closely with our hospital team to deliver high-quality care and an outstanding patient experience.” 

Sherri Cope comes to SFMH with several years of clinical management experience at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Royal in Ottawa. Prior to that, she had a history of professional experience in progressively responsible positions; working as a Nursing Professional Practice Lead, Case Manager, and Registered Nurse at the Royal, the Ottawa Hospital and CHEO. Sherri graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa, and her Master of Science Degree from McGill University. She is currently working on her LEAN six sigma black belt.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the VP/CNE is responsible for leading clinical operations and ensuring compliance with legislative and professional requirements. In this position, Sherri will be responsible for overseeing patient relations including quality of care and addressing any concerns regarding patient care.  The role also provides leadership at multiple tables acting as an advocate for our rural hospital.

Sherri describes herself as passionate about quality improvement, facilitating excellence in patient care, and building and maintaining strong collaborative teams and relationships.  “I believe that happy, engaged staff naturally lead to positive patient outcomes, and I’m very excited to get to know the staff better and learn how I can support our patients, staff and families at SFMH.”

Sherri and her husband are avid hikers and are looking forward to exploring Algonquin Park and the local area once they relocate from Carp to the Eganville area. Sherri is very familiar with the area as her aunt and uncle owned Camp Bevaline for many years and she spent lots of time there as a child, even working there in the summer as a teenager. Mary-Ellen Harris who was previously in the Chief Nursing Executive and Director of Patient Care Services role for the past seven years before moving on to the Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive position at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital noted, “I have already experienced firsthand Sherri’s positive attitude and commitment to learning the role.  Due to the affiliation between RVH and SFMH, I’m looking forward to working with her in the future and I know she’s a good fit and SFMH is in good hands.”

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