Cheri Johnson, RNC-OB, BSN

Senior Vice President, Patient Care/Chief Nursing Officer

johnsonCheriCheri Johnson, MSN, RNC-OB, assumed the CNO role in May of 2019 and is responsible for nursing care across the organization. She previously served as Vice President of Perinatal Services and Director of Obstetrical Services.  Cheri has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management. She is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and brings more than 30 years of nursing experience in care of women, infants, children.  Significant accolades include the 2006 Safe Motherhood Champion Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives and White Ribbon Alliance and the 2011 Nurse of the Year Award from the Louisiana State Nurses Association.  Ms. Johnson has made significant contributions in improving the lives of infants in Louisiana by serving on Louisiana’s Perinatal Guidelines Committee to improve birthing outcomes and reduce elective inductions and C-sections, and with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to set standards and quality measures for NICU and obstetrics units around the state. She also serves as a faculty member for the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative and sits on the Louisiana Perinatal Mortality Review Committee. She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives.