Sharon Arneson has been named director of operations for the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. She will oversee practice managers for cardiology and cardiac services, as well as pulmonary and sleep services. Her responsibilities include oversight of daily operational workflow, development of relationships with internal and external customers, financial management and strategic planning. Prior to joining SAMG, she served as a senior practice director for Northwest Permanente in Portland. She worked for nearly 17 years at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, including as director of care management.
Arneson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. She is a licensed registered nurse in Oregon and Idaho and holds professional certifications for case management and inpatient obstetrics. She has received numerous leadership awards, including the Northwest Permanente Sydney Award, which recognizes administration leaders for collegiality, engagement and ownership.