MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (877)348-4646
9905 Blue Lick Road
M.S. Administration (Healthcare focus)
University of Notre Dame, South
1976 M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling
University of Louisville, Louisville,
1972 B.S. Elementary Education with
Special Education minor, Nazareth
College, Nazareth, Kentucky
Secondary certification in Psychology,
University of Louisville,
Lifetime teaching certificates in
KY (Elementary & Secondary levels)
1987 - 1990 Our Lady of Peace
Hospital - Louisville, KY
Executive Vice President, Chief
Operating Officer. Responsible for
over all hospital operations with
direct reporting relationship for
Nursing, Social Services, Programs
Directors, Personnel and all Service
1990 - 1992 Partial Day Hospitals
Consultant. Hired clinical
staff for New Day of Forth Worth (an
established alternative school program)
providing treatment for
emotionally disturbed adolescents.
Set up operational policies and
procedures to meet State Licensing
and JCAHO standards and requirements
for third party payment eligibility.
1990 - 1995 Brown Consulting,
Louisville, KY and the Burke Group,
Malibu, Senior Vice President, Labor
Relations and Consultant. Performed
consultant work in a variety of
settings including hospitals,
industries, and the Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory. Completed
management audits to identify problem
areas then developed a strategic
planning model with key personnel
to effect operational change; also
planned and implemented union avoidance
and union education programs,
participated in contract negotiations,
1990 - 1996 Basic Affordable
Weight Loss Center. Owner/Manager of a
comprehensive weight loss and weight
1995 - 2000 Flaget Memorial
Hospital, Bardstown, KY President/CEO. Flaget is one of the
70 hospitals within Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) which is the largest
non-profit Catholic hospital system in the United States. Responsible
for over all operation of the hospital. Hired all key administrative
staff, assessed organization needs, realigned reporting relationships and
strengthened the management team.
Developed and implemented a strategic
plan that increased the hospital's scope of service while doubling inpatient
and outpatient volumes. Worked with the Board and Medical Staff to
lead a "turn-around" that began with a $900,000 operational loss in fiscal
year 1995 to a 1.6 million dollar profit in the year 2000. Led the facility
through an acquisition in 1998 from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Health system to Catholic Health Initiatives. Resigned the position
in June, 2000 leaving the facility with a leadership transition plan and
with 12.5 million in cash reserves.
Management Matters Consulting, LLC
Management Matters specializes in
management audits, problem
identification, performance improvement
and strategic planning. The partners of the firm have
40 years of education, management
and healthcare experience and can
provide "ELEGANT SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX
PROBLEMS" experienced by business
owners and healthcare providers
in a variety of situations.
Board Member. Catholic Charities
- Archdiocese of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 1998 to present.
Board Member. Bethany Spring
Retreat Center, New Haven, KY
1997 to present.
Board Member. Nelson County
Chamber of Commerce, Bardstown, KY 1999 to
present. Member of the Women's
Council and Planning committee.
Board Member. Nelson County
Chapter American Red Cross. 1997 to 2000.
Served as Board Chair 1998
Preceptor - Xavier University, Cincinnati,
Ohio - Hospital
Administration student 1997 - 1998.
Selected as the
Woman of the Year by the Women's
Council of the Bardstown Chamber of
Member of the National Association
of Addictions Counselors since 1995.
Consultation - A partner in Management
Matters since 1998. Extensive project assessment and development
work with senior executives in a variety of health care settings and in
other public and private sectors; specializing in management audits, developing
proactive employer and employee relations; and issue identification and
resolution strategies. Demonstrated ability in helping others view
change as an opportunity for new alternatives and for calculated risk taking.
Healthcare Management and Administration
- Results oriented senior level executive with a record of significant
accomplishments in health care. Proven ability in operations, strategic
planning and marketing, physician relations and recruitment; employee relations
and recruitment, joint ventures/affiliations, program/product line development,
facility development, and financial management. Implementation of
community outreach programs that respond to community need and organizational
values. Strong leadership attributes characterized and supported
by good relational skills, open -- direct communication style, systems
thinking and staff empowerment.
Mental Health Programming - Successfully
initiated, planned and implemented comprehensive mental health and addictions
programs in inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrated skills in establishing
a one-to-one therapeutic relationship with individuals having an addiction
and/or psychiatric diagnosis.
Teaching - Acquired teaching experience
on various levels: elementary, secondary and adult.
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