The executive staff at Arkansas Children's Hospital are dedicated to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.
Heather Cherry, D.N.P, M.H.A, R.N., NE-BC, serves as senior vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She has more than two decades of nursing leadership experience in children’s hospitals and academic medical center operations and is committed to building and supporting exceptional teams that deliver world-class patient care and quality outcomes.
Prior to Arkansas Children's, Heather served as Assistant Vice President of Nursing at Texas Children's Hospital. She also held nursing leadership roles at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill.
Heather holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Cizik School of Nursing - UT Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas, and earned her Master of Health Administration from St. Louis University. She is also 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.
In her role, Amy has operational responsibility and accountability for all clinical support services, facilities and patient experience departments at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She provides strategic system oversight to environmental health and safety; planning, design and construction; and facilities operations.
During her tenure at Children's, Amy helped lead building and expansion projects across the state, including the expansion of the ACH Jonesboro Clinic, and the construction of Arkansas Children’s Northwest, the ACH Southwest Little Rock Clinic, and most recently, the ACH Pine Bluff Clinic In Association with Jefferson Regional.