CHHS Most Prominent Alumni
SHAWN ULREICH, 1980
Shawn Ulreich has spent her career providing leadership to various healthcare organizations.
As chief nurse executive and vice president of patient care services for Spectrum Health Hospital Group, she is responsible for nursing practice at four hospitals, and associated urgent care centers and clinics. She is also responsible for AeroMed, a medical transportation service. She has oversight of more than 3,000 nurses and staff in the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spectrum group. She is the chairman of the West Michigan Nurse Advisory Council, sits on several community advisory boards and is currently the local event chairman for the Go Red for Women Campaign of the American Heart Association.
Through her leadership, Shawn has guided two organizations to the achievement of Magnet status, a prestigious award designated to healthcare organizations for excellence in nursing practice. She also serves as a Magnet appraiser with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Before joining Spectrum Health, Ulreich served as chief nursing officer and chairman of the division of nursing for The Cleveland Clinic. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in nursing from BGSU, earned a master of science in nursing from Kent State University and will begin doctoral studies in the fall at the University of Alabama Birmingham. She began her career as a staff nurse caring for medical-surgical and oncology patients at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo.
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