Arkansas Children’s Hospital Names Chief Nursing Officer

Arkansas Children’s Hospital has hired Heather Cherry, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC, to lead nursing operations as senior vice president and chief nursing officer.

Cherry, who brings more than two decades of nursing leadership experience in children’s hospitals and academic medical center operations to the role, most recently served as assistant vice president of Nursing at Texas Children’s Hospital.

“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,” said Arkansas Children’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Jamie Wiggins, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE. “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 also held nursing leadership roles at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill.

She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Cizik School of Nursing – UT Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas, and a Master of Health Administration from St. Louis University.