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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Legal Nurse Consulting and Nursing Administration

Specialty Focus: Nursing administration, hospital and long term care, fall prevention, Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, nursing standards of care, sexual assaults, appropriate discharges, wrong site surgeries, staff education and competency, care transitions, medication errors, pressure injuries.

Education: Masters Degree, Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, Univ. of Minneapolis, MN, 1997; Bachelors of Arts, Health Services Management, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS, 1995; Associate Degree, Nursing, Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD, 1979

Years in Practice: 38

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 22


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• Over 30 years experience in nursing administration, accreditation, and quality assurance • Recipient, Chief Nursing Officer Excellence in Leadership Award for Division IV, Community Health Systems, 2010 • Former Chief Nursing Officer/COO • Certified Integrated Nurse Surveyor for The Joint Commission, 2001 to 2014 • Former Chief Nursing Officer for New Mexico Department of Health • Surveyor Nursing Homes Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services • Master’s of Public Health and Health Services Administration Certification in Healthcare Accreditation