Sarah Giolando, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Sarah Giolando currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, leading Strategic Planning, Government Relations, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Volunteer Services and Auxiliary departments.
Prior to joining St. Elizabeth Healthcare in 2009, Ms. Giolando was a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting, where she provided counsel in the Healthcare/Life Sciences industries. As a consultant in 2008, she helped lead the merger of the former St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Before transitioning to Health Care/Life Sciences consulting, Ms. Giolando led several engagements within the Financial Services sector, including global investment management clients such as Allianz-PIMCO, Meryll Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America. She has more than 22 years of experience in strategy, marketing, public relations, communications and operations.
Ms. Giolando received her bachelor’s degree in international business, with minors in economics and German, from James Madison University in 1989, where she graduated cum laude. She also earned her master of business administration in 2000 from the Solvay Business School, University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
Ms. Giolando has led a number of efforts since joining St. Elizabeth Healthcare including development of a ten-year vision and strategic response to healthcare reform, a heart and vascular institute strategic plan and governance model and the development of more than a dozen business-unit plans. She led the Certificate of Need (C.O.N.) application process to obtain approval to establish a Level III (A) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Elizabeth Edgewood and orchestrated the development of a five-year strategic facilities roadmap. In 2012, she led St. Elizabeth's efforts in becoming a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Ms. Giolando is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Cincinnati Local Planning Council. She represents St. Elizabeth Healthcare on the Tri-State Health Care Supplier Diversity Council of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council (GCHC) and is a member of their Payment Reform Strategy group. She is on the management board of the Northern Kentucky Children’s Medical Services, LLC, serves on the Board of Trustees for Thomas More College and serves on the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati's Program Committee.