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Community Health Network names chief nurse executive for ambulatory care services

For release on January 16, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – Community Health Network has named Kim Walton, RN, MSN, CNS, chief nurse executive for ambulatory care services.

Walton has been with the network since 1998, most recently as executive director and chief clinical officer for behavioral health services.

In her new role, Walton will provide operational and nursing leadership for ambulatory care services, with a focus on profitable growth, market share expansion and outstanding patient and customer experiences. As a member of the ambulatory executive leadership team, she will be responsible for hardwiring clinical processes and systems for quality outcomes. She will also lead efforts on care redesign for team-based care and continue to develop the clinical workforce.

Walton completed her undergraduate nursing degree in Memphis. She completed her master’s degree in nursing at Indiana University with a specialization in child and adolescent mental health nursing. In total, she has nearly 30 years of ambulatory nursing experience, having served in both clinical and leadership positions in primary care and behavioral health settings.

Walton will transition out of her role in behavioral health services over the next few weeks, and will officially start her new position on Jan. 30.

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

Kris Kirschner, PR and Media Relations Strategist, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
PR and Media Relations Strategist