Cheri Johnson, RNC-OB, BSN
Vice President of Perinatal Services
Cheri Johnson, RNC-OB, has been named Vice President of Perinatal Services at Woman’s Hospital, overseeing all aspects of the hospital experience for women before and after birth. In her new position, Johnson will oversee Woman’s Labor and Delivery Unit, Antepartum Unit, Transition Nursery, Mother/Baby Unit, Lactation Unit and Assessment Center. Woman’s delivers more than 8,300 babies each year, making it the 13th largest delivery service in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Johnson will also lead the IHI Perinatal Collaborative to improve perinatal outcomes.
Bringing more than 20 years of nursing experience to the position, Johnson 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. She previously served as Director of Obstetrics at Woman’s for 6 years.
Some significant accolades received by Johnson 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. She also has given back to her community, serving as Programs Services Chairperson for the Capital Area and the State of Louisiana for the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for baby health and pregnancy.