News Release, CalvertHealth Medical Center
Prince Frederick, MD- CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) has named Brian Cherry as vice president of operations. He comes to us from Baptist Health in Little Rock, AR where he was Assistant VP of Patient Services for six years. While there, he led patient care teams to improve quality, patient satisfaction and financial outcomes.
In his new role, Cherry will be responsible for leading day-to-day operations involving the CHMC plant, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and security as well as environmental, food and nutrition services. He will also oversee key service lines including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and cardiopulmonary services.
“CalvertHealth Medical Center is extremely fortunate to attract someone with Mr. Cherry’s credentials,” said Chief Operating Officer Tony Bladen. “He is a strategic and data-driven leader with tremendous healthcare experience gained in a large system.”
Bladen went on to add, “He brings a strong track record of partnering with stakeholders and maintaining open lines of communication in pursuit of shared organizational goals.” He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration before obtaining his master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Services.
“I believe the fundamental purpose of leadership is to serve others,” said Cherry. “The best part of my new position is that it allows me the opportunity to work with an experienced, accomplished team and continue to improve how we deliver care to our patients.”
During his first year, Cherry said he will be focused on building relationships both in the hospital and the community. “Nothing significant can be achieved without people and honest, supportive relationships are the key to that.”
Cherry and his wife, Allison, have a corgi named Ophelia. Their passions are traveling and food – ideally, at the same time. He is also an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan.