Kris Doody

Kris Doody


Chief Executive Officer

Cary Medical Center

Kris Doody is undoubtedly a leader with global visionary skills and a champion for healthcare accessibility, affordability, and quality. Her unique climb to Cary Medical Center’s top administrative position as Chief Executive Officer actually began as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at the age of 15.

With a flair for nursing and genuine compassion for patients, Kris continued her education to become a registered nurse with a degree from the University of Maine in 1983 and eventually manager of surgical services. In this role, it was evident that Kris was an extraordinary leader; a trait that made her an excellent choice for the Chief Operating Officer position in 1994 and then Chief Executive Officer in 1999. During her time as COO, Kris also earned a Master’s Degree in Business from Husson College.

With her clinical expertise and patient care experiences, Kris brings an insightful leadership style to the CEO position. This, combined with a drive to continuously improve services, tirelessly advocate for patients and the rural healthcare system, and the ability to inspire and empower staff, has garnered Kris numerous state and national leadership awards and appointments.

Kris is a hands-on leader with vision, passion, and high ethical and moral standards. Most importantly, she always leads with a compassionate and caring touch.