Arkansas Children’s Hospital announced it has hired Heather Cherry lead its nursing operations as senior vice president and chief nursing officer.
Cherry brings more than two decades of nursing leadership experience in children’s hospitals and academic medical center operations to the role, Arkansas Children’s said in a news release. She most recently served as assistant vice president of nursing at Texas Children’s Hospital. She previously held nursing leadership roles at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Illinois.
“Heather brings to Arkansas Children’s Hospital a passion for building and supporting exceptional teams and partnering across organizations to deliver world-class patient care and quality outcomes,” Jamie Wiggins, Arkansas Children’s executive vice president and chief operations officer, said in a news release. “Her work across service lines ranging from neonatal care and emergency centers to quality and performance improvement will further strengthen Arkansas Children’s Hospital on our journey to deliver unprecedented child health.”
Cherry holds a doctorate of nursing practice from Cizik School of Nursing-UT Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas, and a master’s in health administration from St. Louis University.
She’s a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and American College of Healthcare Executives, and is trained in Lean methodology, Advanced Quality Improvement and as a Six Sigma Black Belt.