August 30, 2013

St. John Medical Center names new VP of patient services and chief nursing officer

St. John Medical Center has named Cheryl H. O’Malley, MSN, RN, BA, CMSRN, as its new vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer. In this role, O’Malley will be responsible for creating a nursing environment that fosters collaboration, partnering with physicians to maintain a smooth workflow and ensuring that nursing standards are upheld. In addition, she will help with the delivery of quality clinical care, maintain regulatory and compliance approvals and accreditations, work with senior management and medical staff to develop strategic plans, and help cultivate relationships across functions and departments.

“We are pleased to welcome Cheryl to our hospital family,” says William A. Young Jr., president and CEO of St. John Medical Center. “She brings nearly 30 years of clinical experience and progressive nursing leadership with strong values in patient care and human relationships.”

Arriving at St. John Medical Center from Lake Health System in Lake County, Ohio, O’Malley supervised more than 250 employees as director of critical care and emergency services for Lake Medical Center, Tripoint Hospital and the Madison Campus. Prior to Lake Health System, she served in several roles at Fairview Hospital, including senior director of patient care services, director of medical/surgical nursing, and director of nursing operations. She also served as director of workforce development for Cleveland Clinic’s Western Region hospitals (Fairview, Lakewood and Lutheran).

She earned a master of science in nursing degree from the University of Phoenix and her bachelor of science in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ursuline College. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. She has participated in numerous nursing publications and presentations, and is currently active on several community boards.

Adnan Mourany, MD, president of the SJMC Medical Staff, said, “Cheryl’s vast and varied background skills will benefit us immensely. She will ensure our quality of care meets the highest standards, and her strong leadership skill is welcome. ”

St. John Medical Center is co-owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.

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