Astria Sunnyside Hospital welcomes new Chief Nursing Officer


Astria Health is pleased to welcome Ms. Winnie Adams, MSN, MBA, RN, as Astria Sunnyside Hospital’s new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) this month. Ms. Adams started on Monday, November 7. 

“Most of my career has been in rural health communities,” said Ms. Adams. “I’m passionate about providing healthcare to underserved and vulnerable populations, and I look forward to building stronger relationships with our community members and delivering needed healthcare.”

Ms. Adams is an innovative and patient-oriented healthcare leader with a hospital and clinical services background. She recently served as CNO at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, WA. Ms. Adams has over 25 years of nursing leadership experience and significant experience serving rural health communities. 

She received her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. She is an Alaska Native – Athabaskan from the Native Village of Tanana. She served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1990. Ms. Adams is a member of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Kiwanis. 

“We were very intentional and took our time to find the right person to fill this role in Sunnyside,” said Brian Gibbons, Astria Health President & CEO and Astria Sunnyside Hospital President. “Ms. Adams is an excellent fit for Sunnyside. Her vast experience is a great addition to our leadership team.” 

Astria Health, headquartered in the heart of the Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital, along with 22 outpatient clinics offering primary care and specialty services, including but not limited to behavioral health, home health and hospice, neurosurgery, oncology, podiatry, rehabilitation therapy and sleep medicine. For more information, visit


Posted November 28, 2022

Astria Sunnyside Hospital welcomes new Chief Nursing Officer

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