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Expert in Assessing Hospital, Governing Body and Medical Staff Liability, Risk, Vulnerability & Responsibility

Expert ID: 724847 Texas, USA

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Expert, author of a guide for assessing hospital liability, has more than 30 years successful multilevel, multidisciplinary management leadership and consulting experience in Fortune healthcare corporations. She has held management positions in six hospitals and consulted with more than sixty, ranging in size from 65-700 beds, as well as physicians; physician groups; multinational corporations; foreign government sponsored projects and other business entities. She is respected for her management leadership ability in coordinating and developing financially successful business operations and her knowledge and understanding of the strategic, organizational and human issues that distinguish market leadership. Equally comfortable serving as consultant for entities or individuals; plaintiffs or defendants, Ms. Expert brings non-conventional, yet highly effective skill sets to validity assessment and strategy development for successful resolution of conflicts arising between hospitals and their various audiences; whether patient, physician, employee, contractor, payer, competitor or community.

Facilitated Corporate Image/Identity Development for a Multinational Human Resource Research and Development Firm.Directed, Facilitated and Authored a Government-sponsored Statement of Feasibility for the Development of Cardiovascular Internacional, Coroa Do Monte, LLP, a US $300 Million Cardiovascular Research and Rehabilitation Facility to be Located on the Island of Madeira, an Autonomous Republic of PortugalCollaborated with an Internal Medicine Physician in Development of an Electronic Medical Record Program
Collaborated with a Health Facility Planning and Development Firm in Developing a Strategy for Incorporation of Strategic and Marketing Planning in the Facility Planning Continuum.Completed a Physician Market Assessment for a Major Regional Rehabilitation Service Corporation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Garland, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Tyler, Texas - Longview, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Shreveport, Louisiana - Bossier City, Louisiana

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: AA Subject: Science Institution: El Centro Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Owner Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: The Physicians Centre/Brazos Valley Physicians Organization Title: CEO Department: Administration Responsibilities: Total operating efficiency for all departments and services of a physician-owned acute care hospital and independent physician organization; other projects as assigned by the governing body.
Years: 1983 to 1995 Employer: Brazos Valley Medical Center/Brazos Valley Surgery Center Title: CEO Department: Administration Responsibilities: Total operating efficiency of all departments and services of an acute care hospital, a free standing ambulatory surgery center and medical office buildings; planning, development, construction and management of a total replacement facility and medical office buildings; other projects as assigned by regional and corporate management; Preceptor for Administrative Management Specialists in Hospital Administration, Financial Management, Nursing Administration and Human Resources.
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Crawford County Memorial Hospital Title: COO Department: Administration Responsibilities: Total operating efficiency of all hospital departments and services excluding finance, nursing, human resources and marketing; hospital-based physician contractual relationships; other projects as assigned by hospital and regional management; certificate of need; renovation of total hospital facility, to include furnishings and equipment; development, construction and management of medical office building.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: Aurora Community Hospital Title: Administrative Specialist, Hospital Administration Department: Administration Responsibilities: Residency in hospital administration; special projects as assigned by hospital, regional and corporate management including certificates of need.
Years: 1977 to 1981 Employer: Garland Community Hospital Title: Clinical Laboratory Director/Regional Laboratory Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Planning, development and management of a full service hospital clinical laboratory; other clinical laboratory projects as assigned by corporate and regional management.
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: Humana Inc. Title: Corporate Laboratory Consultant/Process Manager Department: Responsibilities: Oversight, quality, financial, human resource management of 65 hospital clinical laboratories; collaboration with corporate and regional management in design, construction, renovation, management, compliance and operations of hospital clinical laboratories, to include contractual relationships, national purchasing agreements, capital budgets, operating budgets and individual laboratory performance against corporate standards; other projects as assigned by corporate and regional management.
Years: 1966 to 1975 Employer: Bristol General Hospital Title: Clinical Laboratory Director/Regional Laboratory Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Design, construction and management of a full service clinical laboratory that served as a regional reference lab for seven other hospital laboratories; other projects as assigned by hospital, regional and corporate management.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1996 Country / Region: Autonomous Republic of Madeira, Portugal Summary: Directed, facilitated and authored a government sponsored Statement of Feasibility for the development of Cardiovascular Internacional, Coroa Do Monte, LLP, a US $300 Million cardiovascular research and rehabilitation facility to be located on the island of Madeira
Years: 1996 to 1997 Country / Region: US/China/Hong Kong/Europe Summary: Facilitated corporate image development including all communications vehicles, logo, signature, brochures, presentation folders, stationery for a multinational human resource research and development firm
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Shanghai/Hong Kong Summary: Facilitated corporate image development to include all communication vehicles, logo, signature, web site, brochure, presentation folders, stationery
for a global human resource consulting firm based in Shanghai and Hong Kong

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Health Lawyers Association;
Leadership Texas Alumni Association;
People to People International Alumni Association
Licenses / Certifications
Certificant, Harvard School of Public Health, Advanced Program in Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution;


Certificant, Sam Houston State University, Mediation Basic Training;

Medical Laboratory Technologist, American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Certificant, Texas A&M University, Economic Development.

Certificant, Series 62, 63, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
Professional Appointments
Delegate, People to People International, Women in Law and Politics, People's Republic of China, 1999;

President, Vice President, Secretary, Bryan-College Station Economic Development Foundation;

Director, Commerce National Bank/Compass Bank.
Awards / Recognition
Humana Inc., Management Achievement Award, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993;

JCAHO Letter of Commendation, 1991, 1994
Medical / Professional
Humana Administrative Management Specialist - Hospital Administration
Publications and Patents Summary
Guide for Assessing Hospital Liability, A Former CEO's Perspective, Lawyers & Judges Publishing, Inc. 2008

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Forensic Consultant/ Expert Witness
All Dimensions of Hospital Liability;
Litigation and Defense;
State and Federal Issues;
Depositions;
Opinions;
Testimony for Defense During Tenure as Hospital CEO;
Certificate of Need Experience - Texas, Colorado, Arkansas
Training / Seminars
"A Pragmatic Approach to Strategic Planning;" "Practical Approaches for Conflict Identification, Management & Resolution;" "Organizational Structure v. Strategic Objectives: Which Comes First?"
Vendor Selection
Broad Network of Business and Medical Professionals
Marketing Experience
Evolution of the Hospital Liability Environment
Other Relevant Experience
Business Development;
Corporate Image/Identity;
Corporate Communications;
Business/Strategic/Marketing Plans;
Client/Customer/Employee Relations

Fields of Expertise

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