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Adult Infant Trach Care Medical Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1468


Career Statement

Nursing expert witness with a background of clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records, documentation and medical-legal issues.  Utilizes nursing background and knowledge of healthcare standards to identify strengths and weaknesses of a case.  Possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts and has a thorough understanding of medical issues and trends related to the total litigation process.

Professional Experience

1997 - Present
A Healthcare Organization
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Surveyor – CSR Representative – JCR Consultant 
Surveyor Crossed Trained In Hospital, Long Term Care, Home Care
Consulted In Hospital, Long Term Care, Assisted Living, And Home Care Programs
Business Development For CSR Programs 1999 – 2003

1999 - Present
Independent Legal Nurse Consultant
Screen Medical Malpractice Cases For Merit
Define Deviations From And Adherence To The Applicable Standards Of Care
Summarize Medical Record Facts, Diagnostic Studies, And Procedures
Testify In  Depositions,  Trials And  Mediations

2003 – 2004
Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, MS
Executive Nurse
Responsible for maintaining standards of nurse practice
Supervision of 1800 employees within the nursing department
Ensured regulatory compliance within the 2000 bed complex consisting of 1500 acute care and 500 geri-psych patients
Advisor to the Chief of Staff and Director for program development
Liaison with State Board of Nursing and Mississippi Nurse Association

1997 – 2001
Omnicare Westhaven, Perrysburg, Ohio
Long Term Care Consultant
Conducted mock regulatory surveys
Served as interim nursing home administrator
Promoted as well as presented educational programs

1989 - 1997
Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, Ohio
Director – Nursing Home Administrator – Director of Nursing
Provided executive leadership for the management of a 375 bed long term care and a 300 bed independent and assisted living facility
Managed multi-million dollar state and federal operating budget
Developed cooperative education programs with local colleges
Testified before the Ohio House of Representative Budget Committee
Promoted the activities of the Ohio Veterans Home by speaking before veterans organizations and groups

1986 – 1989
Firelands Community Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio
Director of Critical Care and Post Anesthesia Units

1980 – 1986
Ehove Career Center, Milan, Ohio
State Certified Instructor Diversified Health Education

1977 – 1980
Huron County Health Department, Norwalk, Ohio
Home Care – Community Educator
1967 – 1977
Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, Ohio
Supervisor of Coronary-Intensive Care
Staff Development for Hospital and Nursing Home
1975 – 2006
Contingency Nursing Home Assignments
Weekend Supervisor/Staff Nurse


Post Graduate Education in Healthcare Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Post Graduate Education in Business Administration, Ashland, University, Ohio

1986, Master of Education, University of Toledo, Ohio, Vocational Education, Guidance and Counselor Education

1984, Bachelor of Education, University of Toledo, Ohio, Public Affairs Community Service

RN Diploma, Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, Ohio


Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administrators

University of Toledo Alumni Association


Licensed Nursing Home Administrator State Of Ohio

Certified JCAHO Surveyor

Registered Nurse In The State Of Ohio

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