Bethany Adams, MHA, FACHE, MT(ASCP)

Program Advisor
Bethany Adams

Bethany joined The Center in 2012 and brings 25 years of experience in health care,  including background in the clinical laboratory.  Bethany serves as The Center’s Program Advisor as of March 2024.  Bethany guides the strategic direction of The Center’s Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program, supports Delta Leadership with fulfilling Program goals, advises on planning, development, and execution of Program services, oversees evaluation, as well as assists with The Center’s development initiatives.

Bethany served as Program Director for The Center’s Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program since 2018, and as Program Manager initiated the DRCHSD in 2017.  Previously for The Center, Bethany managed the Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Pergram and the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project.  RHPI was recognized as the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s model for DRCHSD Program technical assistance approach.

Before joining The Center, Bethany served as the Assistant Program Manager for the Kentucky Rural Health Works Program and Program Coordinator with the Kentucky State Office of Rural Health. As Coordinator, Bethany assisted with the implementation of the Kentucky Rural Hospital Flexibility Program and supported rural hospitals with conversion to critical access hospital designation. 

Bethany 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.

Bethany grew up in Kentucky, but now resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She enjoys outdoor life, travel, nature and birding, and her indoor hobby is sewing.