About Sheila Antrum, RN, MHSA, NEA-BC


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Sheila Antrum

Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Interim Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President, Patient Care Services
UCSF Health

Sheila Antrum is the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and interim Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President, Patient Care Services of UCSF Health. As CNO she has overall responsibility for nursing practices across the organization, including the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus, UCSF Adult Hospital at Mission Bay, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, and Ambulatory Services. Her operational responsibilities also include all Adult Inpatient Units, Patient Transition Management (i.e. Case Management, Social Work, Patient Placement), Nursing Research, Education and Quality, Respiratory Care Services, and Adult Clinical Nutrition and Food Services.

Sheila is an integral member of the UCSF Health executive leadership team, responsible for planning and implementation of key health system priorities and initiatives. In collaboration with physicians, pharmacy, information technology, and other key stakeholders, she led a major house-wide initiative to facilitate the transition to an integrated, electronic environment.  

Sheila restructured the decision-making process within nursing services to the existing shared governance structure. This reorganization facilitated improved communication, empowered nurses to have a voice in their professional practice, and focus on continually improving patient and nursing care outcomes. Under her direction UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital achieved the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in September 2012 and re-designation in 2016. 

Prior to her current position, Sheila was Chief of Ambulatory Operations at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she was responsible for operations, quality and fiscal management of all medical group and hospital-based clinics, including facilities, resource scheduling and ambulatory clinical system deployment. She has held several leadership positions in various academic health systems. Sheila’s direct care nursing career has spanned some of the nation’s leading hospitals including the University of Michigan, Yale University Health System, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and UCSF Medical Center.

Sheila received her Master of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Hampton Institute in Virginia. She has delivered numerous university and nursing forum lectures, and served on a variety of committees and taskforces, including co-chair of UCSF Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity in recent years. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Beacon Leadership Council, Sigma Theta Tau, and a recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Margretta Madden Styles Award for Excellence in Nursing. She was named one of 2012’s Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, and the recipient of the National Coalition of Black Women’s Trailblazer Award in March 2014.