Doctor of Jurisprudence, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, 1989
Masters of Science Nursing, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1984
Bachelors of Science Nursing, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, 1980
Associates of Science Nursing, Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA, 1975
3/14-4/01/2020 Covenant Surgical Partners, Nashville, TN Director, Clinical Services
Responsible for conducting mock surveys and facilitating ambulatory surgery centers with CMS, state and AAAHC and TJC surveys. Requires knowledge of local, state and federal regulations for ambulatory surgery centers.
3/10-3/14 Medical Source Systems, Brentwood, TN Planner
Responsible for developing and planning equipment needs and building requirements for new equipment in small hospitals-up to 100 beds and ambulatory surgery centers across the US. Last opening, a 100 bed cardiac hospital in Dallas, Texas.
7/08-3/10 Physicians Endoscopy, Doylestown, Pa Director of Development
Responsible for opening new ambulatory surgery centers. Requires knowledge of state and federal building codes. Opened centers in Pa, New York City and Texas. Worked as an acting administrator for a center in New Jersey going thru state and AAAHC reviews.
11/07-06/08 National Surgical Hospitals, Chicago, Ill Director of Development
Responsible for opening new hospitals. Requires knowledge of state and federal regulations for operating hospitals. Worked closely with architects, engineers, contractors as well as local team to ensure compliance of codes including Pharmacy and Lab requirements and NFPA. Worked with local nursing staff on policies and procedures and staffing in readiness to open and see patients.
Hospital in Casper Wyoming opened June 2, 2008.
12/01-11/07 Amsurg, Nashville, TN-Project Director, Center Development
Responsible for opening new surgery centers around the country. Requires knowledge of state and federal regulations for operating such centers as well as local, state and federal building codes. Works closely with architects during design, contractors during construction and staff to prepare for opening state licensure and federal Medicare surveys.
Accomplishments include managing multiple projects in variety of states. Participated in opening 15 new surgery centers and managing renovations in 7 centers.
Healthcare consulting including work with the State of Tennessee opening new facilities. Required knowledge of state and federal regulations for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living Centers, Home Health Agencies, Hospitals and Nursing Homes. Participated in over 30 surveys in a variety of settings.
7/99 – 12/01 MediSphere Health Partners, Inc, Nashville, TN – Vice President, Women’s Health Services
Responsibilities included opening a women’s hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Willow Creek Women’s Hospital was a 10 bed medical- surgical and 20 bed LDRP. It had state of the art Mammography Center, fully functioning lab and four OR’s. This project required knowledge of design and operations for Women’s Hospitals. Also required knowledge of state and federal regulations for hospitals. Hospital was opened March 9, 2001 and was JCAHO accredited in September 2001. Other accomplishments were opening a birth center and ambulatory surgery center specifically for women, and working with Lakeside Women’s Hospital in Oklahoma City converting a clinical information system and maintaining quality services such that in August of 2001 they received a 99 on a JCAHO survey.
10/96 – 7/99 Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA – Administrator/Director Women’s Inpatient Services
Responsibilities included strategic operations, clinical quality and new program development of Women’s Inpatient Services. Operations included 120 FTEs and 3300 del/yr, Center is regional referral center for 12 community hospitals. Inpatient units were 10 bed Labor & Delivery, 8 bed High Risk Unit, 24 bed Mother/Baby Unit and Midwifery Suite
Accomplishments: Establishment of Midwifery Birthing Suites. Worked on plan for new construction of OB program. Program moved to state of the art unit in January 2000. Work redesign for new program started December 1997. . Work redesign involved development of new roles for organization involving case facilitation and care coordination. These changes were budget neutral. Participated in benchmarking process, Mother/Baby unit had been set as standard for work efficiency nationally
10/95 – 10/96 Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MA – Clinical Nurse Specialist
Responsibility: Participated in assessment of organization and staff readiness to establish level two nursery. Accomplishments: Developed clinical competencies for OB and Pediatric staff for project and in preparation for JCAHO of age specific competencies for organization. Hospital score for JCAHO visit 94. Participated in talks with John Hopkins and agreed on plan for establishment of level two nursery
1/93 – 10/95 Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, Milford, MA – Director Maternal/Child Health & Women’s Services
Responsibilities for inpatient pediatrics, inpatient OB and outpatient Women’s Services. The inpatient OB was first LDRP unit in state. Accomplishments included cross-training for OB staff to c-section OR and recovery care. Development of outpatient Women’s Center which opened June 1994, key program was mammography care. Within six months of operations went from 250 mammograms to 500 per month. On-site mammograms were being read by female radiologists
8/90 – 8/92 Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA – Manager Perinatal Services
Responsible for development of program to move from a traditional labor, delivery, postpartum, nursery and Level II nursery setting to an LDR concept with private postpartum rooms and mother/baby nursing. Other responsibilities included childbirth education program and an outpatient mammography center. Accomplishments: October 1991, moved into new building, in first year had 2300 births. Work redesign also involved working with staff of Leonard Morse Hospital, a community hospital with LDRP unit doing 900 del/yr as two hospitals merged in January 1991
1975 – 1989 Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, MA – Clinical Nurse Specialist Maternal/Child Health & Staff Nurse
Five years adult critical care including dialysis, four years maternal/child health including NICU
Experience in two, three and four year nursing programs in maternal/child health
Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Quinsigmond College, Worcester, MA
Watchusett Community College, Gardener, MA
“LDR VS LDRP, Lessons From the Field”, Association of Healthcare Architects and Engineers Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, December 2001.
“Successful Models for Women’s Programs”,NAWH Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, August 2000
“Maternal Newborn Documentation”, Holister Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, June 1996
“Nursing and The Law”, Atlantic Union College, Department of Nursing, South Lancaster, MA, April 1995 & April 1996
“Update on Women’s Health Issues”, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA, April 1996
“School/Hospital Collaboration”, National Education Association, Atlanta, GA
Bass, J., Camara, J., Mehta, K., Discharge of Premature Infant in Car Seats, Pediatrics, July 1995