Cynthia Fahey, R.N., interim Chief Nursing Officer at Community Memorial Health System, has been promoted to Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
Fahey joined CMHS in 2012 as the Clinical Quality Coordinator, then as Director of Quality, before serving CMHS as Interim Chief Nursing Officer. She came to CMHS after serving six years as Executive Director of the Perinatal Advisory Council in Tarzana, where she was responsible for the organization’s operating plan and services for 44 hospitals in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, where 54 percent of births occur in California.
“Cynthia has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the nursing field having served in many leadership, auditing and advisory council roles,” said Gary Wilde, President & CEO of CMHS. “Equally important, she is a problem solver, a listener and an effective collaborator among clinicians.”
Before coming to CMHS, Fahey began her extensive nursing career as a registered nurse at local hospitals in Ventura County. In 1982 she began employment at Ventura County Medical Center and worked in various positions in both inpatient and outpatient departments. In 2000 Fahey transferred to the Public Health Department eventually serving as the Maternal Child Health Coordinator, before accepting the position at the Perinatal Advisory Council.
Fahey received her nursing diploma from the Los Angeles County/USC School of Nursing and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Phoenix.