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UF Health introduces new Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer and Site Administrator at UF Health The Villages® Hospital

Hospital news | Thursday, September 9, 2021

Contact: Andrea Sellers

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Today, University of Florida Health welcomes Cheryl Chestnutt, RN, BSN, to the vice president, chief clinical officer and site administrator role at UF Health The Villages® Hospital. Cheryl will leverage her significant experience to enhance quality, safety and growth that further UF Health’s tradition of clinical excellence.

“I am so pleased that Cheryl has made the choice to join the UF Health family in this key position,” said Heather Long, M.S.N, chief operating officer for UF Health Central Florida. “Her dynamic nursing and clinical leadership experience will advance the culture of excellence at UF Health The Villages® Hospital’s as we continue to expand our service offerings to meet the growing needs of residents in this vibrant area.”

In her role, Chestnutt will assume operational responsibility for all clinical, ancillary and administrative services at UF Health The Villages® Hospital. She will serve as a leader in the areas of clinical practice, care and capacity management, and regulatory compliance. Chestnutt will work to implement process improvement initiatives, strengthen multidisciplinary team collaboration, and boost overall team engagement.

Prior to joining UF Health, she served in a variety of clinical leadership positions for several hospitals and integrated health systems, including Summerlin Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and AdventHealth Orlando. Chestnutt is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College and nearing completion of a Master of Business Administration program through the University of Phoenix. In addition to being certified in Lean Six Sigma methodology and leadership training facilitation, Chestnutt is active with a number of professional organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives.