New Member Introduction: Cheryl Nester Wolfe

We are pleased to welcome one of our newest members: Cheryl Nester Wolfe.
Nester Wolfe came to Salem Health in 2007 as the Sr. Vice President Operations/Chief Nursing Officer. Salem Health includes Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, and Willamette Health Partners.
A key accomplishment at Salem Health was achieving Magnet status for Salem Hospital during 2010. Nester Wolfe worked with clinical leaders and specialty practice teams (SPTs) to revive a dormant Magnet-preparation process, enlisting all members of the healthcare team in the journey. Nester Wolfe became chief operating officer in 2010, taking charge of the day-to-day operations of the two-county hospital system licensed for 454 beds and with more than 4,000 employees. Nester Wolfe was named President and CEO of Salem Health in November 2015.
Prior to her arrival in Salem, Nester Wolfe was Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at O’Conner Hospital in San Jose, California and Chief Nurse Executive and VP for nursing and patient care at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Cheryl’s early nursing career consists of nursing positions in hospitals in Virginia in psychiatry, pediatrics, and neonatal intensive care. A move to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, Calif. in 1977 led her from a staff nurse in the telemetry unit, into oncology management, and then into nursing administration.
Cheryl has served on numerous boards, including the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, North West Organization for Nurse Executives, Nurse Week Advisory Board and Willamette Valley Community Health. She currently serves on the board for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.