Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital Announces Two New Leaders  

Apr 20, 2021 at 12:26 am by pj

Marc Lillis and Aparna Sharma, MD


The 84-bed hospital in Osceola County, Florida will have a new COO and CQO  


Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer (COO) and chief quality officer (CQO) to strengthen clinical operations and innovation, as well as support a culture of continuous improvementBoth executive leaders will report directly to the president of the hospital, Ohme Entin 


“These are key roles as they are integral in helping us execute on our mission to deliver the highest quality of care,” Ms. Entin said. “These individuals are accomplished leaders who I’m confident will excel in their respective areas.” 


Marc Lillis assumed the role of COO on April 19. Mr. Lillis is a seasoned health care executive with over 15 years of experience in leading hospital operations. Thnew role is a promotion for Mr. Lillis who was previously an allied health and support services administrator at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital 


During his tenure at Orlando Health - Health Central, Mr. Lillis was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the hospital including new construction projects. He also served as administrator of support services from 2016 to 2018 and before that director of supply chain from 2010 to 2016. 


Prior to joining Orlando Health, Mr. Lillis held various leadership roles at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, specializing in supply chain management from Florida State University, and an MBA from Western Governors University. 


Aparna Sharma, MD, will be the hospital’s new CQO beginning April 26. Dr. Sharma brings outstanding clinical expertise with internal medicine and research experience, as well as quality leadership excellence to this role. Previously, she was based at Orlando Health Dr. P. Philips Hospital where she served on the medical staff as physician advisor.  


Dr. Sharma worked at Northwell Health Glen Cove Hospital in New York for six years. There she completed Six Sigma training and launched a process improvement project, successfully improving the hospital’s discharge efficiency. She also led a sepsis task force to improve care and was a member of the response team for specialized training for infectious disease outbreaks. 


She earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sharma earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She has completed a National Cancer Institute internship on cell biology and a research fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Washington, D.C. During her time in that city, she was an Americorps volunteer managing a medical clinic that served an at-risk patient population.