Director of Human Resources
Northwest Health Systems
Cindy Ruffing is currently a Director of Human Resources for Northwest Health providing leadership to both Siloam Springs Regional Hospital & Physicians’ Specialty Hospital in northwest Arkansas. With over 25 years of leadership experience across a variety of industries, along with years of experience as an entrepreneur, Cindy provides human resource strategies with business growth and performance.
Cindy shares her experiences as a frequent speaker at HR and workforce conferences statewide. Cindy draws upon her understanding of human resource strategies and trends to educate fellow HR professionals on topics that matter the most. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management.
Cindy’s recent recognitions include 2021 ARSHRM HR Best Practices Award, Northwest Health Director of the Year - Siloam Springs Regional Hospital 2020, NOARK HR Professional of the Year in 2019, and 2018 Director of the Year Northwest Health – Physicians’ Specialty Hospital. Cindy currently serves as President to the Northwest Arkansas SHRM Chapter, Education Committee Chair for ASHHRA, serves on National ASHHRA Board and is a past Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce in Siloam Springs where she resides with her husband, one (of four) children, two rescue dogs and a gecko.