Shon Dwyer


Shon Dwyer is president of the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH), part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She serves as the senior executive officer for VUAH and is accountable for all aspects of VUAH performance. She is responsible for leading a variety of initiatives to support exceptional patient care and service, faculty and staff satisfaction, clinical quality outcomes, growth and volume management, financial performance and innovation. She serves as a key member of the VUMC’s senior leadership team, working in partnership with clinical chairs and other leaders to ensure coordinated patient care and management processes across the continuum. As president, Shon is charged with providing strategic and ethical leadership in the establishment and achievement of long-range goals, strategies, plan and policies.
Prior to joining the VUMC team, Shon had been with Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, for over 30 years. While there, she held progressively responsible positions in the areas of clinical nursing, education, quality, compliance, information technology, management, and administration. Before being named as the Executive Director for the Michigan Medicine adult hospitals in 2016, she served as the Corporate Director of Quality Improvement, and Chief Compliance Officer for the health system, as well as director of the Orders Management Project where she led the successful implementation of computerized provider order entry across the Michigan Medicine health system.
Shon believes leadership and professional development are two critically important building blocks in creating and sustaining a successful health system. Shon is actively involved as a coach and mentor for many individuals across the institution and is certified by Linkage as an executive coach.
Shon received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Administration; and having completed her three-year fellowship in 2010, she is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program, an advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally.