Sharon Blackwood

Compliance Specialist
Sumter, SC

Professional Experience

Sharon Blackwood is an experienced health care compliance and privacy professional with over 17 years of experience with a focus on program effectiveness, audit and Corporate Integrity Agreement implementation and management. Ms. Blackwood hold an MBA, Certified in Healthcare Compliance and Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance, and is a certified Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). She has extensive compliance and privacy experience as a Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer and compliance consultant.  She is certified in corporate and HIPPA compliance. Her work has included working with hospitals, academic medical centers, post-acute care, and in other settings.  She has served as a Compliance and Privacy Officer for several healthcare organizations, including being the Chief Compliance Officer at a large SC healthcare with a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA); Regional Compliance Director for five states with a national clinical lab company out of NJ; Compliance Officer for a health care system for 58 communities in Alaska; and Clinical Compliance Auditor in Alabama for the nation’s largest post-acute care provider.

For the last ten years she has been a healthcare compliance consultant and served on multiple occasion as Interim Compliance Officer, including the following engagements.

  • Chief Compliance Officer for a NYC academic medical center.
  • Chief Audit & Compliance Officer for SC academic health center in restructuring the program to align with organizational strategic framework.
  • Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer for national holding company under a CIA.
  • Designated Compliance and Privacy Officer for medium sized hospital system
  • Compliance and Privacy Officer for National Laboratory under a CIA.
  • Compliance and Privacy Officer for a new Long-Term Care and SNF.
  • Privacy Officer for a large AL hospital system.
  • Compliance and Privacy for a large GA hospital system Interim Compliance Manager at large Florida based health system

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Strategic Management, Ms. Blackwood served as Compliance Officer for multiple organizations nationally.  Ms. Blackwood has worked with hospitals, clinical laboratories, post-acute organizations and large multi-specialty physician groups.