Senior Associate Dean for Administration
- West Virginia University School of Public Health
- SPH Central Administration
- DrPH, University of Illinois at Chicago
About Sarah Woodrum
Sarah Woodrum, DrPH, serves as the senior associate dean for administration at the West Virginia University School of Public Health in Morgantown, WV, where she oversees the day-to-day and strategic administration and operations. She leads projects and programs in direct consultation with the dean, participates in policy development and problem resolution, and provides administrative oversight and direction to the finance office, office of research and information technology staff. Woodrum also teaches leadership courses in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership. She has more than two decades of healthcare management and strategic operations experience. Previously, Woodrum served as chief operating officer of Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, WV; chief administrative officer and senior associate dean for administration and finance at the WVU School of Medicine; and vice president of the medical group with NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill.
Woodrum is a West Virginia native who returned to the state in 2013 to serve in a similar role with the WVU School of Medicine and has maintained a faculty appointment in the School of Public Health since that time. In between the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health administrative roles, she served as the chief operating officer at Mon Health Medical Center, a 189-bed community hospital in Morgantown, from 2015-2017. Reporting to the chief executive officer, Woodrum had responsibility for the day-to-day management of the hospital. All hospital-based services, including patient care, medical affairs, quality and information systems, reported to her.
Prior to returning to Morgantown, Woodrum was vice president at NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group in Evanston, Illinois, where she was responsible for the Department of Surgery, Department of Anesthesia and the Division of Cardiology. Before that she worked in various administrative capacities within the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (Chicago), Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) and the BJC Health System(St. Louis).
Woodrum holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University in Chicago, and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.