Sharon Hampton, PhD, RN, is the Chief Nursing Executive for the San Leandro Medical Center. In her role, Dr. Hampton leads and is responsible for the nursing practice and patient care services, which includes regulatory, quality, service, resources, nursing staff competency and evaluation of the overall delivery of patient care.
Dr. Hampton joins Kaiser Permanente from Stanford Health Care where she was Associate Chief Nursing Officer. She uses the philosophy of Caring Science to lead Diversity, Inclusivity & Health Equity initiatives and to promote practice and health equity research at the bedside.
She is guided by her vision to create a diverse and inclusive culture of fairness and respect that is safe and open, in which individuals feel included and valued and have a sense of belonging. She embraces differences and strives to elevate the voice of the voiceless, allowing for creative approaches toward change and dynamic pathways toward health.
She has served as executive partner for the Magnet Council within a Nursing Excellence Shared Governance Program. Her commitment to nursing excellence led her team to contribute countless exemplars that positively contributed to the Magnet redesignation of the facility.
Dr. Hampton began her career as a staff nurse at Stanford Health Care and over the span of 35 years, she has served in various patient care service and leadership roles dedicated to nursing excellence at prestigious institutions.
She is very active in community service and professional organizations. She served as the inaugural Chair of the Black Nurses Association – Stanford Medicine Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, President-elect, National Association of Health Service Executives – NorCal Chapter, and President of LAMP: Leadership Advancement and Mentoring Program for minority nursing students and aspiring nursing students.
Dr. Hampton is co-author of 3 journal articles on the subject of the “Influence of Race and Gender on Nursing Care Decisions.” She is also an accomplished speaker with many podium and panel presentations on a variety of health care topics.