Carole Guinane

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Interim President of Sentara Life Care

Carole S. Guinane, MBA, RN, CPHQ, is the Interim President of Sentara Life Care as well as the Vice President of System Orthopedics for Sentara.

Previous Experience

Guinane has extensive experience at the chief clinical officer, corporate vice president and vice president levels at health care systems in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Colorado. From steering system-wide initiatives and introducing/expanding orthopedic service lines, to leading the charge on opening multi-million dollar ambulatory surgery centers, Guinane has delivered demonstrated successes.

Guinane has authored and co-authored numerous books on various health care topics, including outpatient policies, improving quality in the outpatient setting and analyzing clinical care pathways. She also has published several articles in the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the American Heart Hospital Journal, and presented at national and regional conferences for organizations such as the National Association for Healthcare Quality, Becker ASC Conference, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on topics such as health care quality, leadership, data analysis and process improvement.

Current Professional Affiliations

Guinane is the National Chairperson for The NAHQ Competency Commission for Healthcare Quality and serves as a board member for the National Association for Healthcare Quality, the Hospital for Extended Recovery and Sentara CarePlex Orthopaedic Hospital Management Board. In addition, she is the Chairperson of the Sentara PACE Board of Directors.


Guinane earned her Nursing and Master of Business Administration degrees from Colorado State University Pueblo.