MORE THAN 30 YEARS . . . .

 

  • RN business professional with 30 years of experience in a variety of health care settings.
  • Uniquely qualified to consult or testify on issues of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Elder Care, Medical Device Liability, and Surgical Failures and Retained Objects.
  • Skilled in the development and presentation of visual and verbal educational materials, including PowerPoint®.

2008

 Founded Legal Nurse Betty, Inc., a Certified Legal Nurse Consulting Firm, serving plaintiff and defense attorneys throughout Southern California. Attorney references on request. 

2011-2015

 Kaiser Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA (Interim Risk Manager);
Kaiser Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA (Project Manager, Risk Management/Quality Coordinator, Surgical Care Improvement Project and Core Measures); 2011 Riverside County Regional Hospital, Moreno Valley, CA (Special Projects & ICU Education) 

2006 – 2008

 Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet, CA (Coordinator, Department of Quality Services/Risk Management).

  • Expert in Root Cause Analysis of Sentinel Events and Near Misses.
  • Expert in investigating and responding to complaints and grievances from insurance companies.
  • Expert in data collection and submission of compliance data to Joint Commission, Department of Health Services, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Expert in identifying Medical Staff Peer Review issues through chart review and incident reports.
  • Expert for Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Studies and Pressure Ulcer compliance issues (Wound Care Certified).

Past Professional Experience Includes:

 

  • Baxter Healthcare, Vascular Systems, Irvine, CA (Trained cardiovascular surgeons in the use of new surgical devices).
  • 3M Health Care, Cardiovascular Systems, Ann Arbor, MI (Sold heart-lung machines and other equipment used in cardiovascular surgery).
  • American Immuno Tech, Irvine, CA (Clinical Expert/Marketing Consultant: Contributed to development of Neptune® Waste Management System. Sold to Stryker Corporation (Neptune® sales $41M in 2008).
  • Biomedical Devices, Irvine, CA (Surgical Nurse Marketing Consultant: Contributed to the design, engineering, and production of sterile jumpsuit and pullover surgical gown used with Steri-Shield® Helmet Systems, a product line sold to Stryker Corporation. Assisted Stryker in obtaining FDA approval of the product. Developed and conducted focus groups to gather data regarding medical devices in various stages of development.
  • Corus Blood Services, Costa Mesa, CA (Director of Perioperative and Cell Saver Services).
  • KCI, Colton, CA (Trained physicians and nurses in use of Wound Vac®, a medical device that enhances wound healing).
  • Hill-Rom, Inc., Orange, CA (Clinical Consultant: Provided educational seminars for physicians and nurses).
  • Lyons Blood Services, Inc., Fountain Valley, CA (Manager, President, Founder: A start-up company providing technicians and specialized equipment to hospital operating rooms).
  • Paul Revere, Mass Mutual, and Provident Insurance Companies, Newport Beach, CA (Specialized in the sale of disability insurance programs, life insurance, and other financial products to physicians and attorneys. Rookie of the Year, 1987; President’s Club, Top Producer, 1987, 1988, and 1989.

Education:

 

  • Nursing Degree, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California
  • Registered Nurse, California License Number A306568
  • Attended Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Attended University of Phoenix, Ontario, California

Organizations (past and present):

 

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Non-attorney Member - Inland Empire Legal Association of Women (IELAW)
  • National Alliance of Wound Care (WCC®)
  • National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC®)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Presentations:

 

  • "Pressure Ulcers: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives", Riverside County Bar  Association, June, 2009.
  • "Pressure Ulcers: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives", Inland Counties Association of Paralegals, March, 2010.
  • "Pressure Ulcers: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives", Mt. San Jacinto/Hemet Bar Association, August, 2011.

RADIO:

 Featured guest, "Law Talk with John Patrick Dolan", KNEWS FM 94.3, Palm  
      Springs, CA. April, 2010.

~~ Complete resume is available upon request ~~