Kristine Adams MSN, CNP

Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Care Management and Ambulatory Services, Cleveland Clinic Health System

Kristine Adams is the associate chief nursing officer of care management and ambulatory services for the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. She directs care management, care coordination, ambulatory nursing, home care, hospice, and post-acute nursing practice in her role. She is responsible for oversight of quality, safety, regulatory compliance, and operational activities while collaborating with executive leadership in the development and implementation of strategic operations. Kristine became a nurse practitioner in 2010. She has worked in numerous nursing specialty areas at various hospitals, as well as the free clinic setting, which has given her a thoughtful perspective on the way in which care should be provided to the most vulnerable patient populations. Throughout her career, she has served on several steering committees and councils in areas such as nursing quality, legislation and policy, research, shared governance, engagement, and more. She was a 2013 recipient of the Greater Cleveland Nurse’s Association Faces of Care Award, and the 2007 recipient of Cleveland Clinic’s Louise McNamara Award for Excellence in Leadership and Clinical Nursing, and a 2020 recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Nurse Lifetime Achievement Award.