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Chief Nursing Officer Certified Integrated Nurse Surveyor Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Nursing Administration, Nursing Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Hospital Liability, Hospital Compliance, Nursing Home Negligence, Senior Management, Patient Care Operations, Recruitment, Supervision, Nursing Staff, Facility Accreditiation, Patient Safety Standards, State Compliance, Facility Safety Standards, Policies Regulations Patient Care, Joint Commision Consultant, Clinical Policy Analysis, Non Clinical Policy Analysis, Gap Analysis, Acute Care Beds, CMS Surveyor Long Term Care, Drug Safety Nurse, Integrated Nurse Surveyor, Home Health Agencies, Behavioral Health, Ambulatory Care, Chief Quality Management, Accredication Director, Chief Nurse Executive, Senior Director Of Inpatient Nursing,

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SUMMARY

  •  Over 36 years experience in nursing administration, accreditation, and quality assurance
  •  Chief Nursing Officer for 168-bed inpatient and outpatient healthcare provider
  •  Former Nurse Surveyor for The Joint Commission
  •  Former Chief Nursing Officer for New Mexico Department of Health
  •  Master’s of Public Health in Health Services Administration
  •  Recipient, Chief Nursing Officer Excellence in Leadership Award for Division IV, Community Health Systems 2010
  •  Standards evaluation experience with Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV) and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

MountainView Regional Medical Center (Community Health Systems), Las Cruces, New Mexico, Chief Nursing Officer, September 2009 to September 2012; August 2014 to Present  

  • Provide nurse consulting in the areas of medical malpractice, quality assurance, and health care administration consulting for inpatient facilities, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient facilities, and long term care facilities

Riverside County Regional Medical Center;  
Joint Commission Consultant, September 2014 to February 2015.

  • Nurse Consultant for Joint Commission International  
  • Provided a complete gap analysis for 1800 acute care beds in Changshu, China in preparation for an initial Joint Commission International Survey    
  • Glenn Krasker Critical Management Solutions;    
  • Nurse Consultant for Joint Commission and CMS survey preparation
  • DiGiacomo-Geffers & Associates
  • Nurse Consultant for Joint Commission survey preparation

     

EDUCATION
     
1997      
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Masters Degree, Health Services Administration, School of Public Health.
Credential, Health Services Administration

1995      
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Bachelors of Arts; Health Services Management

1979      
Presentation College, Aberdeen, South Dakota
Associate Degree; Nursing

HONORS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Excellence in Leadership CNO Award CHS, Division IV, 2010
Certified Integrated Nurse Surveyor, The Joint Commission, 2005

PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

New Mexico Department of Health
Chief Nursing Officer, Sept. 2012 to July 2014    

  • The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois  
  • Integrated Nurse Surveyor, Nov. 2001 to July 2014
  • Survey responsibilities include hospitals, long term care, home health agencies, behavioral health, and ambulatory care and a participant and speaker for the Continuous Survey Readiness team for Ohio hospitals  

Woodward Medical Center,  (Community Health Systems) Woodward, Oklahoma  
Interim Chief Nursing Officer, July 2009 to September 2009

  • Responsible for inpatient and outpatient quality, risk management, medical staff credentialing and privileging, The Joint Commission survey process, all outcomes quality measures for the Army Medical Division, a facility with 2400 active duty, civilian, and contract staff, 40,000 outpatient clinic visits and 100 inpatient beds
  • Oversaw core measures, all performance improvement measures and reorganized the Quality Review and Peer Review Committees  
  • Implemented ongoing professional practice evaluation and focused professional practice evaluation for WBAMC  

Carlsbad Medical Center, Carlsbad, New Mexico  
COO/Chief Nursing Officer, March 2003 to April 2005.

  • Responsible for Joint Commission Accreditation for 2003, compliance with all Federal and State regulation relative to CMS, OSHA, Infection Control, Risk Management, Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance and Assessment and Medical Records for three cancer treatment locations  

Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico  
Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive, Nov. 2000 to Jan. 2002

  • Accountable for patient care operations of a 369 bed investor-owned inpatient/outpatient (Tenet Healthcare) facility, with staff responsibilities of >400, budget responsibilities of 35 million and 600 admitting physicians  
  • Assisted with hospital wide implementation of Studer customer service plan  

Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio  
Associate Vice President of Nursing, July 1998 to July 1999.

  • Responsible for completion activities for a 2 million dollar renovation project, monitoring FTE’s,, staff cross-training to implement LDR/mother baby staffing  
  • Implementation of hospital-wide customer service program

Northern Hills General Hospital, Deadwood, South Dakota  
Director of Patient Care Services, March 1989 to May 1998
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  • Responsible for a 40 bed Long Term Care facility and 14 bed acute care hospital, emergency room, labor and delivery, surgical services and Native American Health

Poplar Community Hospital, Poplar, Montana
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, 1985 to 1988

  • 40 bed Long Term Care, Acute Care 14 beds, ER, Labor and Delivery, Surgical Services
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Coordinator 1984

Sheridan Memorial Medical Center, Plentywood, Montana
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, 1979 to 1983

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