Excellent skills in decision-making and strategic business planning Ability to analyze problems and create innovative solutions Proven ability to establish rapport and productive working relationships with physicians, customers and staff Expertise in team building and motivation to achieve goals Extensive background in public speaking Proven track record in creating and building new programs and facilities Passion for oncology and expectations that staff deliver outstanding quality care Entire professional career dedicated to Oncology and the care of cancer patients
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH Memorial Health SystemSeptember 2010 to CurrentOncology Service Line Director Colorado Springs, CO
Direct oversight of the service line including Radiation Oncology, Clinical Trials, Inpatient and Outpatient Oncology Units, Mammography, Palliative Care, Acute Pain Service, Social Work, Nurse Navigators (Breast, Lung and GI), Lung Nodule Clinic, Oncology Genetic Counseling, and System Cancer Registry including 3 facilities Created Breast Program Manager position and movement of Mammography under the Oncology Service Line Created Inpatient Palliative Care Consultative Service Created dedicated Oncology Genetic Counselor position Achieved relocation and renovation of Outpatient Oncology on Central campus 2012 Mary Lou Beshears Breast Care Center accredited by NAPBC in November, 2011 and re-accredited 2014 Mammography designated as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Radiation Oncology American College of Radiology Accredited 2013 Created GI Nurse Navigation and the GI Multidisciplinary Clinic Oversight of $10.4 million expansion of Radiation Oncology including equipment and construction of new facility Created second location of Inpatient and Outpatient Oncology Departments Achieved the implementation of Tomosynthesis 3D for mammography for 2 locations Patient satisfaction scores above the 90th percentile Overall 12% growth of analytic cases from 2011-2014.
BRISTOL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTEROctober 2001 to April 2010Director Bristol, TN
Direct oversight of CyberKnife, Radiation Oncology, Outpatient Infusion Center, Palliative Care, Cancer Registry, and the *Hospice Program including an 8 bed freestanding inpatient facility Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction scores above the 90th percentile consistently Oversight, renovation and implementation of Nicewonder Cancer Center expansion to include IMRT, IGRT and CyberKnife Insured compliance with American College of Surgeons standards on yearly basis and directed the program successfully through two ACOS Accreditation Surveys (2003 and 2007) Oversight of $1.5 million expansion/renovation of Outpatient Infusion Center (2008) Oversight of renovations to Hospice House (2009) Created and implemented the Oncology Breast Navigation Program (2009) Developed the Bristol Regional Breast Center Program and prepared for NAPBC accreditation (accreditation achieved after leaving organization) Replicated the Healing Arts Festival concept from Washoe Medical Center (Bristol Regional was a Planetree organization at the time).
THE CANCER INSTITUTE AT PROVIDENCE EVERETT MEDICAL CENTERAugust 1999 to September 2001Clinical Nurse Specialist Everett, Washington
Direct supervision of nursing staff to assure delivery of quality patient care.
Responsible for education and competency of nursing staff, both inpatient medical oncology and outpatient radiation oncology Provided educational opportunities to the community at large regarding various cancer diagnoses.
Worked collaboratively with administrators and physicians to develop a strategic plan for the cancer program.
Participated in and directed a successful ACOS accreditation survey.
WASHOE MEDICAL CENTERApril 1990 to August 1999Clinical Nurse Specialist RENO, NV
Developed and implemented Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Participated in successful ACOS accreditation surveys Created and implemented the Healing Arts Festival, a two week festival in the hospital illustrating the benefits of complementary medicine and well being Developed a Chemotherapy Competency Course Successfully changed physician perception of quality of nursing care through relationship building Demonstrated ability to perform in a leadership role Participated in extensive public speaking educational opportunities.
Vanderbilt University1989Master of Science: NursingNashville, TNNursing
University of Tennessee1988Bachelor of Science: NursingChattanooga, TNNursing
University of Tennessee1982Bachelor of Arts: ZoologyKnoxville, TNZoology
Oncology Nursing Society, 1987 - Present Pikes Peak Oncology Nursing Society Chapter, 2011 - Present Northeast Tennessee Chapter Oncology Nursing Society, 2001 - 2010 Puget Sound Chapter Oncology Nursing Society, 2000 - 2001 Sierra Nevada Chapter Oncology Nursing Society, 1991 - 1999 Founding President, Sierra Nevada Chapter Oncology Nursing Society, 1991 COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ORGRANIZATIONS Board of Directors for Komen Colorado South, 2012 - Present Board of Directors for Tri-Cities Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2004 - 2010 - Founding Member Founding Grants Chair for Tri-Cities Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2004 - 2010 Ambassador for the American Cancer Society (a political role at the local, state and national level), 2006
HONORS AND AWARDS
*Nominated by Bristol Regional Medical Center for YWCA Tribute to Women Award, 2009
*Excellence in Administration in Cancer Nursing, Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, 2005
*Health Care Hero Award, Business Journal, King Pharmaceuticals, and Monarch Pharmaceuticals of Tri-Cities, 2004 (nominated by Bristol Regional Medical Center)