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Nurse Registered Nursing Home Administrator Expert Witness

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Registered Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Nursing Homes, Geriatrics, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term, Short Term, Rehabilitative, Standards of Care, Policy Procedures, Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Home Health,

Expert No. 1319

    Successful professional record with proven ability to analyze organizational needs with the changing health care environment
    Exceptionally high standards of quality care
    Nurturing leadership style with focus on continuous quality improvement
    Issue-focused problem solving skills
    Solid verbal and written communication skills
    Excellent organizational skills
    Ability to turn around organizations that are survey deficient

A PRIVATE COMPANY- 2004-present Quality Management and Improvement Coordinator for Utah.  Covering six branches involves teaching, monitoring, data analysis, implementation of quality improvement projects. Certified in OASIS.

Daywest Health Care-2004-present Nurse Consultant. Monthly and as needed visits to monitor compliance and resident care.  Teaching regarding QA, fall prevention, pressure sore prevention, MDS accuracy, medication management, restraint reduction.

A PRIVATE CONSULTING COMPANY -2002-present Owner.  This company primarily does pro-active consulting for nursing homes, home health and hospice agencies.  Also does legal nurse consulting regarding nursing home cases.

A PRIVATE COMPANY –  Owner.  This company goes into nursing homes at the request of the facility, the state, or the federal government.  Consulting, educational and management services.

    CONSULTANT (1996-2002)
    Correcting of substandard care deficiencies
    Education of staff and administration regarding key indicators of care
    Interim DON
    Interim Administrator
    Development of Policies and Procedures
    Assistance with financial reorganization
    Systems analysis

Washington Terrace Nursing Center, Ogden UT.  This facility was privately owned and under the management of Aegis Corporation.  It is a 120 bed for profit facility.
    Development of “Hospice Room” and pain management focus
    Implementation of customer-oriented service program
    Implementation of employee-oriented service program
    Focus on team building and team strengthening
    Intensive marketing analysis and efforts to increase census
    Negotiated managed care contract
    Accepted ventilator-dependent residents and negotiated higher reimbursement

Emmet County Medical Care Facility, Harbor Spring, MI.  The Emmet County Medical Care Facility is a county-owned 110 bed skilled non-profit nursing home.  The facility provides long term and rehabilitative short-term care to county residents. It has a 98% occupancy rate and is highly regarded in the community.  It includes a 22 bed Special Needs Unit (primarily Alzheimer’s)

    ADMINISTRATOR (1986-1995)
    Successful implementation of OBRA guidelines resulting in repeatedly excellent Department of Health surveys
    Restructured maintenance and housekeeping departments resulting a reduction in FTEs and improved efficiency
    Designed and implemented a preceptor program that reduced certified nurse aid turnover by 50%
    Initiated early return to work policies resulting $58,000 return on worker’s compensation premiums
    Identified the need to contain employee health care costs and implemented the cafeteria benefit plan
    Analyzed the current retirement plan and made recommendations for cost containment
    Coordinated long-range planning with Social Service Board, manger and others
    Maintained non-union status in union territory
    Developed 22 bed Alzheimer’s unit resulting greater resident and employee satisfaction
    Implemented creative programming to meet resident changing need, such as, massage therapy, enhanced restorative program, optometry and dental services
    Supervised redecorating of entire facility
    Created volunteer coordinator position to enhance activity programming and community involvement
    Created resident advocate position to insure resident needs met with satisfaction

Grayling Health Care Center, Grayling MI.  The Grayling Health Care Center was opened in 1984.  It is a 120 bed skilled for profit nursing home.  Ownership changed in 1985 and it became part of the Hillhaven Corporation.    

    Developed all nursing policies and procedures
    Trained all nursing staff
    Marketed facility strengths resulting in a 20% growth in census
    Facilitated transition during change of ownership
    Educated five other facility administrators to budgeting process
    Developed strong physical and speech therapy programs

    Sigma Theta Tau
    American College of Health Care Administrators

    Nursing publications
    Nursing Home Administrator Pre-Licensure Seminar-Taught
    Chaired-Emmet County Advisory Committee on Aging
    Member of Advisory Board of Living Room Adult Day Care

    Master of Science in Health Care Administration
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant Michigan
    Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    RN-Utah, Michigan, Hawaii
    NHA-Utah, Michigan

    JCAHO Intermittent Surveyor (1997-2001)
    Independent Legal Nurse Consultant  (1999-present)
    Latte Da Coffee House Owner ((2001-2002)
    Dogon Sirius Art Owner (2003-present)
    Arizona Site Steward for BLM (2003-present)
    St. George Art Museum Volunteer (2006-present)