October 1, 2013

St. John Medical Center names Cheryl Hagan O'Malley chief nursing officer

St. John Medical Center has named Cheryl Hagan O'Malley, MSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, as its vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer.

In this role, she is responsible for creating a nursing environment that fosters collaboration, partnering with physicians to ensure a smooth workflow and ensuring that nursing standards are upheld. In addition, she helps ensure 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.

Hagan O'Malley also has administrative responsibility of the practice of nursing in support of the hospital's mission, vision and values. She has nearly 30 years of clinical experience and most recently served as director of critical care and emergency services at Lake Health System, Lake County, Ohio. There, she supervised more than 250 employees for Lake Medical Center, Tripoint Hospital and the Madison Campus.

"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."

Hagan O’Malley earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, and received bachelor’s degrees in nursing and 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.

St. John Medical Center is a 50/50 joint venture of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.

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