February 10, 2015
LAS VEGAS – 21st Century Oncology’s Las Vegas Regional Vice President of Operations, Cindy Berry, RN, MSN, was selected as one of Vegas Inc.’s 2015 “Women 2 Watch”. The publication also hosted an awards ceremony at the Silverton Hotel & Casino in the Veil Event Center recognizing this year’s honorees.
Cindy Berry has been a dedicated professional committed to Southern Nevada for many years. In 1997, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Cindy started her nursing career at Valley Hospital where she was mentored by some of the best Critical Care nurses in town. Once confident of the skills she learned in Las Vegas, she went into travel nursing where she had the opportunity to work in world-renowned academic medical centers across the country.
In 2004, Cindy returned to Las Vegas where she worked as a Trauma Nurse at University Medical Center (UMC). In 2007, she continued her education and earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Touro University, Henderson, NV.
After completing her Master’s degree, Cindy transitioned from bedside nursing to healthcare management. She was offered a position as Program Manager with a national hospitalist company to implement Las Vegas’ first 24/7, in-house hospitalists service at UMC. In this position, she created and instituted best practice models for the hospital, ensured optimal physician staffing for patient care and communication, and established data collection mechanisms which allowed for better monitoring of quality indicators.
Over the next five years, Cindy helped grow the hospitalist program from a six-physician practice, into a cohesive group of more than 15 full time physicians. She was later promoted to Regional Chief Operating Officer for Cogent hospitalist Management Group and went on to start up more than half a dozen more hospitalist programs throughout California.
In 2013, Cindy transitioned to the outpatient setting of medicine and is now Regional Vice President of Operations at 21st Century Oncology. In Las Vegas, she oversees a staff of 40 employees and four radiation oncology clinics. She is also responsible for the oversight for five radiation centers in California and one of the company’s newest centers in Washington State.
“I enjoy working for a company where mutual values align, especially where the result is helping others – both fostering personal growth for the team, as well as providing the highest quality of care for our clients,” Cindy says.
Cindy remains active in the Las Vegas community, volunteering at the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure,” of which 21st Century Oncology sponsors annually. She spearheaded 21st Century Oncology’s involvement in the “Ovarian Awareness Event,” hosted by Dr. Spirtos and volunteers at “This One’s for the Boys!” Prostate Cancer Run and Walk, that takes place every September. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in charity tennis events and supporting local animal shelters.