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Cosmetic Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.2588

  • 25+ Years Nursing Executive Experience as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for four NYC-based acute care hospitals
  • 40+ Years of Nursing Experience in adult clinical care
  • 35+ Years’ Experience in Healthcare Regulation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • Columbia University trained Ph.D. in Clinical Research
  • MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • National Speaking Experience on nursing care issues
  • Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and experienced Expert Witness

Professional Experience

Expert’s Consulting Business, New York, NY
Nurse Consultant and Interim CNO Services
Provide hospital and nursing leadership support in turnaround or acute regulatory situations. Mentor nursing leadership team, screen and recruit new nursing leaders, recommend strategies and tactics to improve efficiency or effectiveness in nursing and hospital operations; assess perioperative service and improve volume and patient flow; focused support to address regulatory and accreditation issues and prepare leaders and staff for regulatory visits. Develop nursing and surgical strategic plan for handoff to new leadership team.

Legal Nurse Consultant and Expert Witness
Provide consultations for attorney involved litigation regarding medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability

Creative Healthcare Management-Senior Healthcare Consultant Provide leadership and staff development in healthcare organizations that are involved in transformational change. Demonstrated broad clinical and administrative expertise as well as a deep commitment to improving the health care environment. This experiential training
assists organizations to inspire employees to implement care models that help provide safe, compassionate, world-class care for patients and their families.

NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL    New York, NY    2005-2014 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Vice-President, Nursing and Patient Care Services
Led the nursing department of 700 bed academic hospital in New York. Responsible for a $200 million budget with 33 Patient Units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2000 patient services FTEs. Reported to the COO. Assistant Professor Columbia University School of Nursing 2012- Oversee under graduate and advance practice nurse training and staff nurse continuing education programs.

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL OF QUEENS    New York, NY    2000-2005
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services
Led the Department of Nursing of 235-bed community hospital in NYC. Responsibilities included the Operating Room and the Emergency Department. Reported to the COO.
BROOKLYN HOSPITAL CENTER    Brooklyn, NY    1998-2000
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services
Led the Department of Nursing of 700-bed urban hospital in NYC. Scope of responsibilities included operating room, emergency department, and all therapeutic and diagnostic departments in the hospital. Reported to the COO.
MEDICAL CENTER AT PRINCETON    Princeton, NJ    1985-1998
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services    (1989-1998) Led the Department of Nursing of 450-bed facility. Scope of responsibilities covered the Hospital Unit, Merwick, Princeton House, Princeton Surgical Center, Emergency Services, Cardiopulmonary, and Cardiac Rehabilitation with 1000 FTE’s and $30 million budget. Reported to the CEO.
Director of Nursing Princeton Ambulatory Surgical Ctr. (1985- 1989) Designed, developed, equipped and implemented the first not-for-profit ambulatory surgical center in NJ with 4 operating rooms, 2 treatment rooms and 10 pre-and post-surgical patient bays.

MANHATTAN EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL    New York, NY    1981-1985
Director of the Operating Room
Coordinated the Department of Nursing and Perioperative Services transition and expansion to a new hospital and implementation of a case cart system for supply distribution.
 
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER New York, NY 1974-1981
Supervisor of the Operating Room    (1975-1981) Supervised staff, equipment and clinical care for 5 Operating Rooms including Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopedics/Peripheral Vascular Surgery.
Staff Nurse Operating Room    (1974-1975)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HOSPITAL Minneapolis, MN. 1972-1974
Staff Nurse Transplant Operating Room

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER New York, NY 1970-1972
Staff Nurse Operating Room

Education

PhD, Research, Columbia University, New York, NY 2010
MBA, Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ 1986
BSN, Nursing, Hunter College, New York, NY 1983

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses, RN New York 1970, New Jersey 1985 and Connecticut 2015 Certification, Nursing Administration, Advanced 2004, 2009, 2014 Certification, Legal Nurse Consulting 2014

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Nurses Association 2015
Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives 2015

Honors/Awards

Nursing Spectrum Excellence Finalist-Advancing/Leading the Profession, 2011 Organization of Nurse Executives/NJ Professional Recognition Award, 1997 Governor’s Nursing Merit Award Nominee, 1996
YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Achievement Award, 1996 Journal of Nursing Administration Recognition Award, 1993
New Jersey State Department of Health Nursing Grant ($1,000,000), 1990

Technical Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Kronos, Teletracking, Lawson, Eclipsys, PeopleSoft, Go To Meeting
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Available upon request

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