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Reading Nurse Named NSMC Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Salem, Mass. (Jan. 22, 2016) – North Shore Medical Center has appointed Cheryl Merrill, R.N., M.S.N., N.E.A.-B.C., as its new senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Merrill has been a senior member of NSMC’s patient care services leadership team since 2012 when she joined as associate chief nurse for professional practice and quality.

“We are privileged to have Cheryl Merrill leading our exceptionally talented team of nurses,” said Robert Norton, NSMC president. “Her extensive experience as a nurse leader, combined with a passion for patient and family engagement and professional collaboration, make her an excellent addition to our leadership team.”

“I am honored and humbled to take on this new challenge,” said Merrill. “NSMC sets itself apart with a culture of clinical excellence, high quality patient care and efficiency. My hope is to foster an environment that promotes professional growth for our nurses while focusing on excellent patient care.”

Merrill graduated from the University of Southern Maine where she earned her B.S.N. and M.S.N. She is associated with numerous professional organizations, including the advisory boards for Salem State University School of Nursing and North Shore Community College and the Board of Directors for the Organization of Nurse Leaders in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Prior to joining NSMC, Merrill served as the director for nursing practice, quality and education at Northeast Hospital Corporation in Beverly, MA.

Merrill resides in Reading, Mass.

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed


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