Terry Wheat, RN, MPH
Director of Patient Care Services/Nursing
Shriners Hospital for Children
Chicago, IL, USA

Terry Wheat, RN, MPH, serves as the Director of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago. Under her leadership, the hospital received the 2011 and 2013 Outstanding Nursing Quality Award for pediatric hospital from the American Nurses Association. Mrs. Wheat is on the board of directors for Sinai Health Systems, which includes Mt. Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. She serves as the chair of the quality & safety committee. Mrs. Wheat has served on the Illinois Emergency Management Service advisory board for seven years representing pediatric rehabilitation. The Governor of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health recently recognized her for dedication and service on the EMSC advisory board.Mrs. Wheat is an alumna of the University of Illinois, where she obtained both a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in public health in health policy administration. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Francis and the University of Illinois College of Nursing.