Tulane Health System has named Helen Adams, RN, its director of cardiovascular services, where she will oversee the operational management and strategic planning of all cardiovascular services at Tulane Medical Center. 

Adams joins the Tulane Health System from Ochsner Medical Center, where she had served as its operations coordinator for the cardiac catheterization lab for six years. Her healthcare experience also includes roles as director of the critical care unit at Gulfport Memorial Hospital, director of the cardiac care unit at Terrebonne General Medical Center and ICU manager at Southern Regional Medical Center in Houma. She also worked for 12 years as a representative for Abbott Labs in critical care equipment and pharmaceutical sales.

“With more than 20 years experience in healthcare, Helen brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role at Tulane Medical Center,” said Jyric Sims, chief operating officer at Tulane Health System. “We are excited to see her build our cardiovascular services to the next level in the years to come.”

Adams earned her Associate of Science degree in nursing from Nicholls State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Loyola University of New Orleans.

“I look forward to working in my new position to assure that Tulane Health System patients receive the best cardiovascular services available,” Adams said.

Tulane Health System’s cardiovascular program offers a full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation options, including the recently opened Grace Anne Dorney Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center and one of the nation’s only chronic total occlusion – or CTO – programs.