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Cheryl Connors, M.S., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C.

Cheryl Connors

Quality and Innovation Coach

Connors received her master’s degree in Health Services and Leadership Management/Education from the University of Maryland in 2010. She has been in pediatrics since 1999, where she developed a passion to improve patient safety. Connors led the Josie King Safety team for several years at Johns Hopkins before she served as a Pediatric Educator at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, then manager for pediatric research at Johns Hopkins.

Connors completed a safety fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital sponsored by the Women’s Board in 2011. She co-led the development and implementation of the RISE (Resiliency In Stressful Events) for which she now serves as the team coordinator. The RISE team currently provides trained peer support for Johns Hopkins Hospital employees who encounter stressful, patient related events.