CEO Cheri Cowperthwait: Improving sustainability, quality and performance

With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, Cheri Cowperthwait has served as the CEO for Lourdes Specialty Hospital in Willingboro, N.J., since 2011.

In her role as CEO, Ms. Cowperthwait has helped develop project plans initiating the construction of the expansion of Lourdes Specialty hospital by 39 beds.2013-01-20 18.51.38

Ms. Cowperthwait's background includes critical care nursing, education, infection control, outcomes management and business development. Previously, Ms. Cowperthwait served as vice president of provider relations for Acuity Healthcare headquartered in Austin, and she is known for her ability to build and sustain patient referral networks with physicians and hospitals, advance hospital quality and improve operating performance.
 
Ms. Cowperthwait is also an active member of the Association of Practitioners in Infection Control, the New Jersey State Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, the New Jersey Hospital Association, American Hospital Association and is a council member of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

If you have additional information or updates for this profile, or would like to recommend a leader to be profiled in the future, please contact Lindsey Dunn, editor in chief, Becker's Hospital Review at ldunn@beckershealthcare.com.

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