Cynthia D. Adams, Ph.D., R.N., ANP-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Cindy Adams, a certified adult nurse practitioner, received her bachelor of science in nursing from Ball State University, and her master’s and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Early in her nursing career, Adams worked at various hospitals in Indiana, before joining Community Health Network in 1988 as a staff nurse in the cath lab and critical care unit. She was promoted to various leadership positions, including team leader and director of Community Heart and Vascular Hospital’s Healthy Hearts Center and preventive cardiology programs; network director for nursing research; director for cardiovascular outcomes research; and most recently as chief nurse executive and vice president of nursing for Community Heart and Vascular.
Adams has contributed to several national health care publications, textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. She is a national speaker on nursing issues. Among other honors, she earned the 2006 American Heart Association/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Excellence in Clinical Practice Award. Adams is very active in the community and currently is a member of the American Heart Association, where she also serves as a Fellow; American College of Cardiology; and American Organization of Nurse Executives.