Adrienne Schultz

VP of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

adrienne schultz
About Adrienne

Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Adrienne Schultz, MSN, RN, HN-BC, ANCC, is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago. In her role, Schultz is responsible for the strategic direction, integration, professional practice, evaluation and fiscal operations of nursing and patient care services. She is also responsible for seeing that the CTCA® Chicago nursing program continues to move forward in accordance with Magnet® principles and nursing excellence. 

Prior to being named to her current role, Schultz served as the Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services at CTCA Chicago. Her role as an executive team member included operational and fiscal responsibility for nursing operations, overseeing the following areas: medical oncology unit, surgical oncology unit, ICU, intermediate care unit, emergency room, urgent care, clinic, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, case management, wound care, education and pain management services. She also had operational responsibility for the Hospitalist Program, Non-Oncology Infusion Service Line and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Service Line. In this role, she was instrumental in the smooth transition of operations into the Inpatient Tower, assisted with two Magnet designations, and the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award. She has also served as the Director of Care Management at CTCA Chicago, where she successfully led the rapid expansion of the care management team. She was also instrumental in creating a culture of continuous improvement by establishing innovative call management procedures. Additionally, Schultz launched the CTCA Chicago partnership with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to offer Master of Nursing degrees to clinical fellowships, and she was instrumental in the development of the CTCA Chicago Quality of Life program and planned, designed and introduced the CTCA Chicago Nursing Fellowship Program with 100 percent retention.

Schultz's track record of success has extended to nursing teams at other leading health care organizations. From 1994 to 2007, she served in a leadership capacity at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and HCR ManorCare.

Schultz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing with a nurse executive concentration from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is active in multiple professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society and the Illinois Nurses Association.

Schultz is board member for the Coalition for Healthy Communities and a food pantry volunteer. She serves the community of Warren Township as a volunteer for Warren Township Cheer and Pom Association and also volunteers her time with the Gurnee Youth Baseball League.