Sharon Trongaard, RRT, MS, MPH
Clinic Director/Risk and Compliance Officer
Sharon Trongaard recently joined Health Partnership Clinic as Clinic Director and Risk and Compliance Officer. She is responsible for all clinic operations and risk management for the organization, including adherence to regulatory standards and emergency management requirements. She is passionate about leading teams, keeping patients safe and improving health equity.
Ms. Trongaard has more than 30 years of clinical leadership experience, most recently serving as Director of Clinical Operations at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo. She also served as Practice Manager and Risk Manager at Swope Health. Before that, she was Director of Cardiopulmonary and Rehab Services at Texas Health Presbyterian, in Allen, Texas. She began her career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
She has a Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a Master of Public Health from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.; and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Health Professions in Dallas, Texas.
Ms. Trongaard is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Association of Patient Safety Professionals and is pursuing accreditation with both. She has volunteered with Harvesters and the Medical Reserve Corp of Greater Kansas City, and she has completed two disaster management recovery courses with the Federal Emergency Management Association.
In her spare time, Ms. Trongaard enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting and cooking – with a current focus on healthy versions of traditional comfort food. She would like to travel Europe with a focus on Italy.