August 1, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announces the appointment of Cheryl Hoying as the new chief nursing executive (CNE) and patient care services officer. Her position starts today.

As chief nursing executive, Hoying will foster a collaborative nursing leadership structure, promote interprofessional working relationships, create operational systems for workforce planning and advance excellence in nursing practice, including Magnet® designations.Hoying_Cheryl

“We are pleased to welcome Cheryl back to Ohio State and into this role that will advance excellence in nursing and our strategic initiatives,” said David McQuaid, chief operating officer of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and chief executive officer of Ohio State Health System.

Hoying returns to Ohio State after serving as senior consultant for Values Coach Inc. for the past year. From 2005 to 2018, she was senior vice president of Patient Services for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the third-ranked children’s hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Under her watch, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was also voted as the Best Hospital in Ohio for Nurses in 2017 by She also served as associate dean and then interim dean at University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing.

At Ohio State, she was administrative director and then administrator for Patient Care Services from 1999-2005. Among her achievements here was leading the team that achieved Magnet status for the first time.

Hoying earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Wright State University and doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She was president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives in 2011.


Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or

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