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Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D., OTR/L, FACHE

System Chief Operating Officer, ChristianaCare

Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D., OTR/L, FACHE

Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D.,OTR/L, FACHE, is system chief operating officer of ChristianaCare, responsible for the development and execution of core enterprise business processes and functions, including campus operations for Newark, Middletown, Wilmington and Cecil County; clinical essential services; corporate compliance; facilities and services; safety and security; real estate; retail strategy and expansion; and design and construction activities.

She previously was senior vice president of Health Services Operations and senior vice president of Administration. Prior to those titles she was vice president of Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Services. She joined ChristianaCare in 2007.

Kurfuerst has a doctoral degree in educational leadership and professional development and a master’s degree in adult education from Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from College Misericordia, Dallas, Pennsylvania.

Kurfuerst is a frequent national presenter on topics in rehabilitation, health care leadership and academic health care system partnerships, and has published several times on these same topics. She is also a frequent lecturer for other health care providers and universities.

In addition to her role at ChristianaCare, Kurfuerst sits on several local boards focused on activities in education and serving vulnerable populations.



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