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 Expert  724847

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

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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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, 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.

health care management




risk assessment


medical professional liability


hospital assessment


hospital negligence


hospital policy


hospital safety


hospital security


medical liability


medical center

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and Bossier City, Louisiana.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   AA   Science   El Centro Community College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to







2002 to 2003


The Physicians Centre/Brazos Valley Physicians Organization






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.

1983 to 1995


Brazos Valley Medical Center/Brazos Valley Surgery Center






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.

1982 to 1983


Crawford County Memorial Hospital






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.

1981 to 1982


Aurora Community Hospital




Administrative Specialist, Hospital Administration


Residency in hospital administration; special projects as assigned by hospital, regional and corporate management including certificates of need.

1977 to 1981


Garland Community Hospital



Clinical Laboratory Director/Regional Laboratory Consultant


Planning, development and management of a full service hospital clinical laboratory; other clinical laboratory projects as assigned by corporate and regional management.

1975 to 1977


Humana Inc.



Corporate Laboratory Consultant/Process Manager


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.

1966 to 1975


Bristol General Hospital



Clinical Laboratory Director/Regional Laboratory Consultant


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.

Career Accomplishments:

American Health Lawyers Association; Leadership Texas Alumni Association; People to People International Alumni Association


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.


Humana Inc., Management Achievement Award, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993;

JCAHO Letter of Commendation, 1991, 1994

Medical/Professional Internships

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

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Lawyers & Judges Publishing, Inc.  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 Portugal
  • Collaborated 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.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Hospital radiology management expert for consulting on selling a program to hospitals.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • "Lathe machine" "expert witness" for consulting on Hospital Administration.
  • Expert in on-call physician scheduling for medical malpractice litigation.
  • Interventional radiology expert for consulting on failed breast biopsy using hawkins wire.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1996   Autonomous Republic of Madeira, Portugal   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
1996 to 1997   US/China/Hong Kong/Europe   Facilitated corporate image development including all communications vehicles, logo, signature, brochures, presentation folders, stationery for a multinational human resource research and development firm
2003 to 2003   Shanghai/Hong Kong   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

Market Research:
Evolution of the Hospital Liability Environment

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

"A Pragmatic Approach to Strategic Planning;" "Practical Approaches for Conflict Identification, Management & Resolution;" "Organizational Structure v. Strategic Objectives: Which Comes First?"

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Broad Network of Business and Medical Professionals

Other Skills and Services

Business Development; Corporate Image/Identity; Corporate Communications; Business/Strategic/Marketing Plans; Client/Customer/Employee Relations


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