Methodist Hospital is pleased to announce that Sherry Camacho has been appointed as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Camacho joins Methodist Hospital from HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake and Mainland where she served as the Chief Nursing Officer since 2017. As CNO, Camacho oversaw executive-level leadership and nursing operations on two hospital campuses inclusive of five Intensive Care Units; three Intermediate Care Units; ten plus Med/Surg/Tele Units; emergency, trauma, pediatric, and women’s services; NICU Level II & Level III units; and all procedural service areas.  

Camacho is a healthcare professional passionate about improving the lives of patients and healthcare workers while fostering a strong culture that values teamwork and collaboration. She has a track record of successfully implementing RN engagement programs that promote enhanced communication, advancement in practice, and support in overall RN engagement. Under her leadership, Clear Lake achieved its all-time highest nursing engagement scores and lowest nursing turnover. 

Her nursing career has also been dedicated to creating high-quality, reliable systems of care and developing the next generation of nurses and healthcare professionals. Camacho adopted alternative nursing models to support the nursing agenda such as LVNs, admission and discharge nurses, and a Meal Break Nurse pilot. She also successfully mentored and developed seven associate chief nursing officers, resulting in four promotions to chief nursing officer within HCA. 

"We are excited to have Sherry join Methodist Hospital as our Chief Nursing Officer,” said Ryan Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “Sherry is an exceptional leader with proven experience around innovative models for developing talent and identifying opportunities for enhanced nursing practice. I look forward to seeing her propel our nurses forward to best meet the needs of our patients and community.” 

Camacho holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Western Governors University. She will assume her role as CNO effective June 12, 2023.