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Expert Witness No.391

Washington

Objective
To offer the benefit of my extensive experience in senior services management and development to effect the continuity and growth of services within an aggressive and client oriented industry.

Professional Experience

March 1997 – present                  Clinical Resources – Kirkland, WA
Consultant

August 1997 – May 1998    Beverly Health & Rehab. Inc. – Fort Smith, AR
VP of Clinical Services and Operations
Specialty Services Division

1992 – 1997                      Integrated Health Services, Inc. – Owings Mills, MD
Vice President of Clinical Services and Operations
Western Division

1989 – 1992                      Evergreen Hospital – Registered Nurse, ICU, CCU

1985 – 1989                      Progressive Health Services – Owner/Operator

Accomplishments

Oversight of Clinical Operations and Systems for 270 skilled facilities with over 32,000 beds:
Including 50+ subacute units, 6 assisted living centers, 1 retirement center and 9 psychiatric
hospitals

Coordinate activities and manage 37 corporate employees including: 16 Quality Assurance
Nurses, 16 Nurse Consultants, 3 Rehabilitation Directors, 1 Dietitian, 1 Computer Systems
Director

Operational responsibility for one 210 bed skilled nursing and subacute facility with annual
revenues exceeding 10 million dollars

Function closely with operations, reimbursement and accounting to ensure profitability
And quality of services of assigned facilities
Assist with the development of annual facility operating budgets and adjust facility staffing
to remain within budgetary guidelines

Monitor quality of services provided by developing standards, policies, procedures and
reporting indicators

Facility preparedness for state, federal and JCAHO surveys by providing regular quality
improvement reviews and mock surveys

Monitor, track, trend all survey results, analyze data, develop systems to ensure improved
outcomes

Developed position descriptions for all employees for a national organization meeting state,
federal, JCAHO and ADA requirements

Provide educational opportunities to employees by developing and presenting appropriate
courses including: wound management, case management, Director of Nurses Orientation,
MDS 2.0, care planning, survey preparation and CQI

Developed and implemented an orientation program for all clinical staff currently in use
nationally to assist with recruitment, retention and education

Develop and implement new programs thereby increasing census and revenue: including
HIV, cardiac rehab., wound, ventilator, complex care

Implement Case Management systems through development and education of processes to
accurately track cost of care and assure good client outcomes

Assist with negotiation of managed care contracts to include Blue Cross, Group Health,
Pacificare, Kaiser

Assist with formulation and monitoring of contracts for professional services, supplies and
equipment; interface with vendors for quality assurance and cost benefit

Perform due diligence as needed for acquisition of new facilities and successfully transition
those properties to company procedures

Co-edited  the ANA’s “Core Curriculum for Subacute Care” published Spring 1997

Ten years critical care experience, 8 years long-term, subacute and residential care Owned
and operated a supplemental nurse registry

Speaker at CAHF Regional Meeting on MDS Quality Indicators-November 1998

Washington State Continuing Education Approval Committee -1997-1998

Speaker at AHCA Annual Convention on PPS Strategies-October, 1998

Education

Associate Degree Nursing – 1980
Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Phi Theta Kappa – Dean’s List
Paralegal-1997-Professional Career Development Institute
Legal Nurse Consultant Program-1998-Currently enrolled
Residential Care Administrator Program-November 1998
Certification Program for Legal Nurse Consultants-1999-Currently enrolled

Affiliations/Licensure

Certified in Case Management since 1993
Registered Nurse since 1980, states of WA, MN, CA, ID
American Subacute Care Association-Member
American Association of Continuity of Care-Member
Washington State Nurses Association-Member
National Association of Directors of Nursing-Member
Case Management Association-Member
American Health Care Association-Business Member
California Association of Health Care Facilities-Member
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants-Member
National Geriatric Nurse Association-Member
Residential Care Administrator License/California
American Organization of Nurse Executives-Member

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