HCA Florida Palms West Hospital Welcomes New CNO

Cheryl Wild

Cheryl Wild has joined HCA Florida Palms West Hospital as its Chief Nursing Officer and a member of the hospital’s executive leadership team. Wild comes to Palms West Hospital after serving as a CNO for more than six years, most recently for Broward Health.

Her professional experiences also include roles in clinical care, med surge, open heart intensive care unit and clinical trials. She has authored several research publications and has authored a book on congenital heart defects in children. Wild started her care as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), and credits that work for keeping her grounded in her purpose and mission.

Wild has been a Wellington resident for 16 years.

“It’s no secret in our community that there is something special about Palms West, and now that I’m here, I see why people choose our hospital for quality, compassionate care, and a great place to work,” Wild said.

One of her goals in her new position is to help recruit nursing professionals to join the patient care team.

Wild holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) from Trenton State College and a master’s of nursing (MSN) in health administration from Drexel University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) from Drexel.

Wild is a voting member of the Nurse Advisory Board and an adjunct professor at FAU’s Christine Lynn College of Nursing.