Vice President of Clinical Services

Cheryl obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from O.S.U. After working in the specialty of orthopaedics in Columbus and Cleveland, she obtained a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

More than 40 years of acute care experience was focused on Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Pain Management, and Operating Room nursing. Cheryl has worked in Hospitals and Health Care Systems in Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Cleveland, Greater Detroit, and Ann Arbor. She has held various management positions such as Orthopaedic Service Line Director, System Director of Pain Management & Rehab, Vice President of Clinical Services, and Chief Operating Officer of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs).   

She has conducted research studies in these clinical areas. Her doctoral dissertation explored quality of care outcomes relative to nursing staff resources.  Her published articles and edited book chapters include topics of: nursing diagnoses, nursing care economics, clinical outcomes, orthopaedic service lines, orthopaedic post-op care, and pain management.

Cheryl obtained her Nursing Home Administrator’s License in 2018 and joined the team at WVHL in September 2018.  

Full Name: 
Cheryl Patterson
Job Title: 
Vice President of Clinical Services