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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


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
    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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  
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.
    
ADMINISTRATOR
    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.    
    
ADMINISTRATOR/DON (1984-1986)

    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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    Sigma Theta Tau
    American College of Health Care Administrators

OTHER ACCOMPLISMENTS
    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

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

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

OTHER
    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)

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