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Hill Receives Top Leadership Award from Memorial Health System


Shari Hill is the 2019 recipient of the top leadership award bestowed by Memorial Health System.

Hill, director of cardiovascular invasive services for Memorial Medical Center, began her career as a staff nurse at the nonprofit Springfield hospital in 1992. She became nurse manager of the cardiovascular operating room in 1994 and was promoted to director, overseeing the cardiovascular operating room, cardiac catheterization laboratory and one of the intensive care nuits.

Since 2010, Memorial Health System has presented the Woody Hester Legacy of Leadership Award each fall to a health system leader who “guides others with unwavering commitment, inspires a shared vision, reflects Memorial’s values and acts with conviction in helping to pursue Memorial’s mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.”

Mitch Rogers, system administrator for cardiovascular and pulmonary services for Memorial Health System, nominated Hill for the award.

“Shari uses relationship-building to influence the culture around her,” Rogers said. “She believes in a true family/team culture that cares for one another, picks the other up when down, gives before taking and supports each other when needed."

Hill earned her master of science in nursing degree as a cardiothoracic clinical nurse specialist from Indiana University School of Nursing in 1998 and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1983.

At Memorial Medical Center, she has previously served as director of cardiovascular services invasive services, director of Baylis Day Surgery and manager of the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Prior to Memorial Medical, Hill worked for Indiana University Hospital’s operating room, transferring to the cardiac surgery team in 1984.

Hill was born and raised in Marion, Indiana. She and her husband, Shaun, live in Springfield.  They have five children and three grandchildren.