February 08, 2021

Shannon Rafferty Sullivan ’00 — Social work to hospital president

Many people have found themselves doing unexpected things due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Shannon Rafferty Sullivan‘s list of accomplishments in 2020 was pretty impressive. The social work major and member of the Class of 2000 was named president and chief operating officer for Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, and she oversaw the transformation of a suburban office building into one of Rhode Island’s field hospitals in just 23 days. Sullivan described how her career evolved from clinical social work to operations and the classes and professors at Providence College that inspire her today.

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