August 14, 2017

Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Senior Leadership Team Welcomes New Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Cheryl Bonasoro, RN, MSN

Cheryl Bonasoro, RN, MSN

Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently welcomed Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Bonasoro, RN, MSN, to the senior leadership team. In her new position, Bonasoro will oversee all areas of inpatient and outpatient nursing as well as various hospital clinics.

“Cheryl brings an extensive clinical background that includes more than 30 years of experience in nursing, home health, health care design, and leadership to her role at Nashoba,” said Salvatore Perla, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “We are extremely fortunate to have her join our management and health care team.”

At the beginning of her career, Bonasoro worked in the medical surgical department at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts. Over the years, she quickly advanced into leadership positions, including assistant director of nursing at Worcester Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts and vice president for patient care services at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts. In 1999, she became the vice president of patient care services at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, Massachusetts. She spent 13 years in this role transforming Milford's health system, which led to eight new operating rooms, a new 24-bed surgical telemetry unit, and a new emergency department.

Bonasoro earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing administration from Boston College and
a master of science in nursing administration from Boston University.

“I am looking very forward to working with the nursing and medical staff and with our patients,” said Bonasoro. “Nashoba Valley Medical Center is an exciting place to be and I’m happy to become a member of this community.”

About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was awarded an A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by the Leapfrog Group, is a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where its patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management. Additional information is available at

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