LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 11, 2022- Brian Cherry has been appointed as chief executive officer of CHI St. Vincent Sherwood Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Encompass Health. In his position as CEO, Cherry will oversee all of the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located at 2201 Wildwood Avenue in Sherwood, Arkansas. He assumed the position on November 15, 2021.
Cherry most recently served as Vice President of Operations at Calvert Health in Prince Frederick, Maryland, a private, nonprofit community health system including an 80-bed hospital and over 1,200 employees. In this role, he was responsible for leading a number of departments within the health system, including radiology, pharmacy, laboratory, inpatient and outpatient therapy, cardiopulmonary services, and plant operations. Cherry led numerous initiatives to improve quality and financial outcomes while maintaining an engaged and productive workforce. Cherry previously served in a number of leadership roles at Baptist Health in Little Rock, where he started as an administrative fellow and later as Assistant Vice President of Patient Services.
“With more than a decade of healthcare experience, Brian brings extensive knowledge in managing patient outcomes and providing team-driven leadership skills to our health system, and I am confident he will make impactful contributions to CHI St. Vincent Sherwood Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Brad Kennedy, President of Encompass Health’s South Central Region. “He shares our values and commitment to exceptional patient care and will continue to elevate the high-quality rehabilitative care our hospital provides to patients in our community.”
Cherry completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his master’s degree in health administration from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
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