As a registered nurse and with leadership roles in Quality, Risk, Compliance, and Privacy, Cathy brings years of hands-on experience to her role as a consultant. She is skilled in change management and leadership as she has led corporate initiatives to streamline reporting processes, implemented reliability strategies across 100+ surgery centers, and consolidated reporting processes to hospital Committees and Boards. With a focus on education and continuous improvement, Cathy helps clients transform clinical operations through successful Accreditation and CMS surveys, re-design of Quality teams and departments, improved documentation and coding, and implementation of Lean strategies to improve efficiency in a variety of hospital settings.
Pam Wells, RN
Senior Manager, Clinical & Operational Performance, Quorum Health Resources
As a hospital director for areas like Clinical Operations, Outpatient Services, and Hospital Education, Pam gained hands-on experience in making hospitals more efficient and effective. Pam’s extensive regulatory knowledge and clinical experiences enable her to analyze a hospital’s processes and provide the guidance to enhance quality, service, and efficiency improvement efforts.
Dr. Richardson has over 35 years of experience practicing medicine and leading successful teams. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed both his internship and residency at Cincinnati General. Tadarro is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, Southern Medical Association and the Fayette County Medical Society.
Carol Tuminaro has provided risk management, quality, regulatory and accreditation compliance consulting engagements for over 150 hospitals several with Behavioral Health departments, and over 100 long-term care facilities of various sizes and complexity throughout the United States. In her most recent roles at Curian Consulting, Ernst & Young and MMI Companies, Carol demonstrated invaluable expertise in Joint Commission , CMS and HFAP Survey Preparation Coordination, Regulatory Compliance, Long Term Care Regulatory Compliance and Risk and Quality Improvement.
Sandy Garcia brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to her role as senior consultant for Quorum Health Resources. Sandy’s career has focused in executive nursing leadership, including stints as Chief Nursing Executive for several acute care facilities. Her experience ranges from large tertiary care facilities to small rural hospitals. She has also worked with the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense with emphasis on quality and accreditation preparation for Behavioral Health, Ambulatory, Nursing Care Centers and Hospital. Most recently, Sandy served as the surveyor and lead consultant in the hospital, nursing care center, ambulatory and behavioral health programs for The Joint Commission Enterprise.
Scott Fox is the Senior Director of Facilities Management at Quorum Health, an investor owned Healthcare Company with 36 properties covering 16 states. Scott attended the University of Kentucky where he studied Computer Science and Mathematics. He holds certifications in Facilities Management (CHFM), Safety (CHSP) and Emergency Management (CHEP). Scott has over 23 years of Healthcare Facilities Management experience in the areas of project management, engineering and regulatory compliance.
Senior Lean Consultant, Quorum Health Resources
As QHR’s Senior Lean Consultant, Terry assists hospitals in creating a process improvement culture by advising leadership in Lean methodologies and providing consulting services hospital-wide. Terry is a Certified Master Lean Six-Sigma Coach and Trainer and has developed Lean based management systems in multiple industries. He has provided companies with services ranging from strategy deployment to shop floor execution. As a USAF veteran Terry led diverse and multinational teams to success in challenging environments across the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
As Vice President of Regulatory and Financial Reporting, Mr. Waltko is a senior level consultant with over 30 years in the healthcare industry. Mr. Waltko specializes in Medicare and Medicaid program payment issues, underlying Medicare and Medicaid program regulations, monitoring of developing federal public policies and estimating payment impacts and operating challenges such policies have on health care providers. His experience includes a variety of financial areas such as budgeting, rate setting, financial forecasting, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, financials and operational auditing and hospital turnaround engagements with focus on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and payment issues.