Sunrise Senior Living, a provider of senior services, has today announced the appointment of Paula Adams to the role of chief clinical officer, effective November 29, 2021. In this role, Adams will be responsible for Sunrise’s clinical operations to include leading care and wellness programs, clinical informatics, and clinical education.
“Providing the very best in personalized resident-centered care and services remains at the very core of Sunrise as we get ready to celebrate 40 years of championing quality of life for all seniors,” said Nick Stengle, chief operating officer at Sunrise Senior Living.
“We are pleased to welcome Paula, a highly skilled clinical and operations leader to the Sunrise team and look forward to her utilizing her deep experience in optimizing care models and innovating service delivery across the healthcare spectrum to support our customers today as well as help us identify and execute on strategic opportunities for growth.”
Alongside her 30 years of experience, Adams most recently served as the chief clinical officer for Senior Lifestyle Corporation where she was responsible for all clinical operations across 180 communities providing assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing as well as the company’s compliance and programming teams. She played a central role in the design and implementation of ancillary services to positively impact operations to include home care, hospice, pharmacy and therapy services.
Adams once served as the regional vice president for Brookdale where she managed their home health business in the west division and led a number of positive changes at the company. She has held leadership roles with the likes of HCR Manor Care, Tender Loving Care, Housecall Medical Resources, Apria Healthcare and started her career with Nutrisystem.
Adams is a registered nurse and received her master’s from Northwestern University after earning her bachelor of science in genetics and chemistry from The Ohio State University.
“I am incredibly humbled to join the Sunrise team known for its resident-first care model and commitment to innovation as we look for opportunities to further elevate our offerings to benefit the holistic health and wellness of our customers today and into the future,” said Adams.
“I look forward to building on Sunrise’s strong clinical foundation as we explore ways to grow through the integration of healthcare and hospitality, and seek new partnerships across the continuum all while maintaining a focus on providing the very best in care and quality outcomes to benefit residents and their families.”
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