Bethany Adams, MHA, FACHE, MT(ASCP)

Program Director
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)
(859) 806-2940

Bethany joined The Center in 2012 and brings over fifteen years of experience in health care with seven years in the clinical laboratory. Since October 2017, Bethany serves as Program Director for The Center’s Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program and the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project. As a Director, she also oversees evaluation processes to include the return on community investment (ROCI) analysis for The Center’s programs. Previously, Bethany managed the Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Project. 

Before joining The Center, Bethany served as the Assistant Program Manager for the Kentucky Rural Health Works Program where she assisted Kentucky rural hospitals and counties with community health needs assessments and provided leaders with economic impact analysis of local health care services. Prior to that, she served as a Program Coordinator with the Kentucky State Office of Rural Health where she assisted with the development and implementation of the Kentucky Rural Hospital Flexibility Program to support rural hospitals with technical assistance and conversion to critical access hospitals. 

Bethany is board-certified in health care management and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). She attained a Master of Health Administration from the University of Kentucky and holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Laboratory Science and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Bethany is certified as a Medical Technologist through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and holds a current Florida license in clinical laboratory.