Kris Kirschner was named director of corporate communications in 2019. She joined Community Health Network as a PR and media relations strategist in 2016. In this role, Kris provides direct support to the Indianapolis region leadership team and oversees hospital-based communication managers. She provides strategic direction, leadership, and implementation of the network's public relations and media relations plans, policies, and tactics. She ensures successful execution of strategic public relations events, news story placement, online and social media presence, and press conferences and leads the media relations effort in collaboration with product line and regional teams.
A native of Indianapolis, Kris is a 27-year communications veteran. Prior to joining Community, she was an award-winning television journalist, earning honors from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Kris spent much of her broadcast career at WTHR (NBC) in Indianapolis.