Nursing Leadership

Jean Putnam, Chief Nursing Officer Community Health NetworkJean Putnam, DNP, MS, RN, CPHQ
EVP, Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Network

Jean Putnam, the executive vice president and chief nursing officer for Community Health Network, is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience. Serving in a variety of clinical roles and progressive leadership positions, she has practiced in acute care, home care and long-term care. She is responsible for the practice of nearly 4,000 nurses and support services for Community.

Jean received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Purdue University, and subsequently earned a master of science degree in health policy from the University of Maryland. Jean served on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Aging, where she gained valuable experience on the national healthcare scene.

Prior to becoming Community’s chief nursing officer, she was the chief clinical quality officer at Community Health Network, and the vice president of quality resources and risk management.

Jean is a member of the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (IONE), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality (InAHQ), and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). She is a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Center of Nursing and serves on the advisory council for schools of nursing at Purdue University, Anderson University and Indiana University. She serves on the executive workgroup of the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety and the council for quality and patient safety of the Indiana Hospital Association. Jean also serves as the executive director of an official Miss America preliminary scholarship program, where she enjoys mentoring.


Anita Capps, VP/Chief Nursing Executive, Community Hospital SouthAnita Capps, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive, Community Hospital South

Anita joined Community Health Network in April 2016 as the chief nurse executive for Community Hospital South. Anita has served the nursing profession for 19 years, including 12 years of progressive leadership. She spent her first seven years in the operating room and as she grew in leadership spent time in the medical and oncology service lines. In her role, Anita oversees nursing service and operations, working collaboratively with physician leaders, hospital leaders, product line leaders and the entire nursing team to enhance clinical performance in the areas of service, quality and safety, growth, finance and the patient experience.

Anita earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

Anita has been described as a results-driven professional whose collaborative leadership style has allowed her to create strong clinical leadership teams that focus on safety, quality and the patient experience.

Anita is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Nurses Association. She also serves on executive boards within the Indianapolis area.


Paige Dooley Vice President, Nursing, Community Hospital EastPaige Dooley, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Vice President, Nursing, Community Hospital East

Dooley has worked at Community Health Network since 1985, when she started her nursing career as a medical-surgical nurse at Community Hospital East. She held various nursing roles throughout the network until 2003, when she moved into nursing administration. Most recently, Dooley served as a professional practice consultant for the network, evaluating and implementing systems to improve standards of care, practice and performance.

Dooley received an associate’s degree in nursing at the University of Indianapolis and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ball State University. She has a master of science in nursing and a master of business administration from Anderson University. Dooley is president of the Anderson University School of Nursing chapter of the Alumni Association and is a member of the Indiana State Nurses Association, Society for Nursing Excellence, and Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society.