Sheryl Slonim Holy Name Medical Center, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Achievements: Leading the effort at Holy Name Medical Center and Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a previous employer, to achieve Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center; overseeing opening of a new emergency department at Holy Name in 2008 and the addition of other services, such as bariatric care, robotic surgery and hospice; making mission trips to help provide a Haitian hospital with financial, clinical and operational support; holding leadership roles in the New Jersey Organization of Nurse Executives and other professional groups.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Fairleigh Dickinson University; master’s degree in allied health education, Rutgers University; doctorate in nursing practice, UMDNJ.
Role model: “Sister Marie DePazzi, who was CEO of St. Peter’s Hospital when I was hired as director of women’s and children’s services. Sister DePazzi was an icon in health care management and taught me absolutely all of my management skills. She taught me patience, perseverance and, above all, the importance of really listening to my staff.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “How to navigate the board room.”
Sheryl SlonimExecutive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Holy Name Medical Center
Teaneck, Bergen County