Cherokee Regional Medical Center Friday, Jul 05, 2019

Cherokee Regional Medical Center
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, Iowa  51012




Kent Lundquist
(712)225-3368 ext. 202

July 5, 2019

CRMC Appoints New Vice President of Clinical Services


Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Cunningham, RN, BSN, as the new Vice President of Clinical Services/CNO at Cherokee Regional Medical Center effective July 15, 2019.


Cunningham has 12 years of healthcare management and leadership experience with her most recent position being Director of Abben Cancer Center, located on the campus of the Spencer Municipal Hospital, for the past nine years.  Melissa also has management experience in fields of Home Health, Hospice and Public Health.


Cunningham is a member of the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, and a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from Minnesota State University- Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota.  Prior to earning her RN/BSN, Cunningham worked as social worker in Luverne, Minnesota for four years.


She has been involved in her community having served on the Spencer Chamber of Commerce Board, and has actively participated in various community fundraising efforts to benefit the healthcare organizations she has served.  Cunningham and her husband, Don, have three children.


“I am excited to join the Cherokee community to lead and collaborate with all involved in the care of our community and patients at CRMC, says Cunningham. “I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of the legacy of care that Cherokee Regional Medical Center has established since 1916.”


“We are pleased that Melissa will be joining us as the Vice President of Clinical Services and welcome her to the senior leadership team at Cherokee Regional Medical Center,” says Gary Jordan, CEO and President of CRMC. “We look forward to working together to provide the highest level of care for our patients and their families.”


Melissa Cunningham, RN, BSN
Vice President of Clinical Services/CNO
Cherokee Regional Medical Center

Cunningham named VP of Clinical Services