Sharon Dills, MSN, RN, HACP
Sharon Dills currently serves as Senior Consultant with Courtemanche and Associates. As a consultant and educator on Joint Commission (TJC) and regulatory compliance matters, Ms. Dills assists clients with Ongoing Accreditation Readiness and Priority Focus processes, providing on‐site system evaluations, consultations, education, and training. As an educator in healthcare, Ms. Dills has implemented solutions to improve patient care and regulatory outcomes. For example, she developed a system-wide tracer team and educated the participants, created numerous regulatory forms/audits to ensure and monitor compliance, and served as Chair for patient‐related research projects. She is an experienced regulatory evaluator, Magnet advisor and recently received certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt. In addition to Joint Commission (TJC) requirements, she is well versed in the requirements and survey processes of accrediting organizations and regulatory agencies such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), DNV Healthcare and others.
Prior to joining the Courtemanche team, Ms. Dills held positions in various healthcare facilities as Accreditation Coordinator, Associate Vice President of Nursing/Magnet Director, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Research, Nurse Recruiter, and Youth Services Program Director. Ms. Dills’ clinical background and expertise includes neonatal intensive care, behavioral health, pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, public health, Institutional Review Board, and regulatory compliance. Additionally in these roles, Ms. Dills provided analytical support and reporting of nursing sensitive indicators, and served as a resource for staff and leaders in identifying and facilitating organizational change.
In 2006, Ms Dills was recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. She is a member of several professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention, Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses and American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She has also achieved designation as a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.
Ms. Dills received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina ‐ Chapel Hill and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University.