Chief Clinical Officer
Sue Coppola, RN, BS, CHC, joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2015 as senior vice president of Care. In her role, Sue oversees all care-related programs and policies impacting Sunrise’s communities. This includes the management of the Quality department for Sunrise in addition to the implementation of electronic health records and clinical operations.
With more than 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare, Sue possesses a wealth of expertise in clinical areas such as processes to monitor and validate outcomes, quality assurance and compliance.
Sue previously served as chief compliance officer/senior vice president, Compliance, for Emeritus Senior Living. Previous roles include chief clinical officer for both Sun Healthcare Group and Harborside Healthcare, leading healthcare services companies, as well as various nursing and management positions in Boston-area hospitals, including healthcare consulting manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sue began her career as an intensive care and emergency room nurse before moving to developing and implementing care management programs for a large HMO insurer and then a hospital. She was first drawn to senior care after having an opportunity to work with a skilled nursing provider, where she embraced being able to make a difference in the lives of seniors.
Sue is a member of the Healthcare Compliance Association and Nurse Executive Committee for Senior Care.
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”