Sharon Nicol, RN – Former Member, UPMC Western Maryland Board of Directors


One of the most important things I learned while serving as a board member with UPMC Western Maryland is that it’s the combined efforts of many, many people from all walks of life, from all areas of expertise that contribute to the success of any organization.

I would have to say I was most impressed with the commitment of the health system to the employees, to the patients, to the families. Employees are recognized for their excellence. Opportunities are given for advancement for those who have proven themselves. Leadership classes are provided. Many of the safety programs that have proved to be valuable have been at the suggestion of some of our employees and that’s just an example of the involvement within the entire system.