New Assistant VP of Nursing and Patient Care announced for Iredell Health System


Pictured Above: Cherie Smith – Picture courtesy of Iredell Health System


Statesville, NC – Iredell Health System welcomes Cherie Smith as its new assistant vice president of nursing and patient care.

“Make the decision with the patient in mind, and you will never go wrong,” Smith said.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Carolina State University. She earned an MBA specializing in health care administration from Wayland Baptist University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Smith most recently worked as an executive director of nursing at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, NC. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years and is a board member for The Servant Center serving homeless veterans.

Originally from Goldsboro, NC, Smith is married with three daughters and a grandson. She loves to travel, and her personal goal is to watch a football game in every NFL stadium.

About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital, Iredell Home Health, Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, Community and Corporate Wellness, Occupational Medicine, and the Iredell Physician Network. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only non-profit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247-beds, more than 1,500 employees, and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. Iredell Memorial has also been named as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care, by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit

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