Cheri Johnson, RNC-OB, BSN

Vice President, Perinatal Services

johnsonCheriCheri Johnson, RNC-OB, MSN is Woman's Vice President of Perinatal Services, overseeing all aspects of the hospital experience for women before and after birth.  Bringing over 25 years of nursing experience to this position, Cheri has worked in Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care and Emergency Room Care as well as the management of women’s services. Woman's delivers more than 8,500 babies each year, making it the 16th largest delivery service in the nation and the largest in Louisiana.  Johnson oversees Woman’s Labor and Delivery unit, High Risk Unit, Mother/Baby and Lactation unit, Neonatal Intensive Care unit, Adult Intensive Care unit, Respiratory Therapy unit, and Assessment Center, which facilitates over 18,000 annual visits.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Texas State A&M University and her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governor’s University. Johnson also leads several health care initiatives to improve perinatal outcomes with a significant decrease in perinatal harm.  She received the 2006 Safe Motherhood Champion Award from the American College of Nurse-Midwives and White Ribbon Alliance, and the 2006 Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from the March of Dimes. In 2011, Cheri was named Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana State Nurses Association.  She currently serves as co-chair of the Pennington Biomedical Center’s LA CaTS: Louisiana Clinical & Translational Science Center and as a Community Advisory Board member of Louisiana Lighthouse for the Blind.  Additionally, she has spoken nationally on numerous topics concerning the healthcare of obstetrical patients and their infants.