HOW I CAN HELP
I specialize in Medical Care Coordination, Advocacy and Patient Education. My expertise is in assisting individuals and families in all aspects of care management in order to keep the patient at the center of all decisions being made. I provide careful assessment of the patient’s needs and goals, and create a plan of care for the individual based on those goals. I also ensure that the client is aware of all information and options so that they may make well-informed decisions regarding their healthcare.
Bachelor of Arts, Biology/English, Albion College, 1985
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, De Pauw University, 1986
Master of Science, Oncology Nursing, Rush University, 1992
WHY I BECAME A PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE
As I cared for my Mother late in her life I wondered how people managed the stress, confusion and anxiety that accessing healthcare brings. Patients today are discharged with more dressings, more devices, more medications and more procedures that they themselves or family members must manage.
Patients and families are asked to make some of the most important decisions of their lives under the greatest amount of stress. I am there to help my clients and their families with the challenge.
PROFESSIONAL.ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Sigma Theta Tau; Professional Honor Society for Nursing.
Board of Directors of PCH Mutual Insurance, Inc.
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