I am a servant leader, change agent, entrepreneur and visionary, receiving a doctorate in strategic leadership specializing in leadership, consulting, coaching & organizational development. I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge in the business of healthcare and professional development arena, shaping an environment that is innovative and forward thinking. I earned my Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Began my nursing career at the University of Chicago Hospitals growing from temporary employee to nursing and leadership across various departments.
I have a strong foundation in CMS (Medicare & Medicaid) and Health insurance regulations having consulted in 22 states for hospitals small, multi-hospital (more than 100 FTE's) to include outpatient physician practice. I have impacted corporate structures and senior leadership in hospitals supporting Nursing, Disease Management, Case Management, Population Health, Business of Medicine, Quality and Risk Management, Clinical Documentation as an entrepreneur in healthcare case management.
Proficient in the used of technology and computers skills with extensive knowledge in the use of Microsoft programs in addition to business/clinical support programs using EPIC, Paragon, Allscripts’s Care Director, Sunrise & Care Management, Cerner, SMS, MCG – Careweb QI, Midas, OAS, Maxsys, Meditech, McKesson’s CCMS, CareEnhance, InterQual and various support, medical record and billing programs. Experienced with vetting, selection, negotiation and implementation of healthcare information systems.
Specialties: Clinical experience in Blood Banking, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Cardiac/Thoracic Med-Surgery, Heart & Lung Transplant Services and Rehabilitation, Revenue Case Management, Consulting and Education.