Here’s what people are saying about us

Thanks for guiding Cheryl to us. She is a godsend. The team is molding into shape with the right person at the helm. We’ll still be reaching out to you from time to time to help us improve our processes.

Kevin Smothers, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Executive, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Matt Boettcher was absolutely wonderful while we were on site at St Joseph’s. He had a lot of good ideas and hopefully we can implement some at the Med.

Terri Adams

The Med, Memphis, TN

Thank you (Kathy Walsh) for the wonderful work you did for and with us. You gave us exactly what we needed, an assessment and a plan on how to successfully start a pragmatic, focused and tactical ED CM program. We’ve been up for 2 weeks and as we deal with little things and continue to tweak our approach, it started positively and continues to build fans.
We really can’t thank you enough. You were charming, patient, collaborative, and extremely knowledgeable and a great teacher. What a combination!

Ricki Stajer, Jill Schuyler

Presbyterian, Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, CA

In…our view [Karen Zander is] a nursing administrator who is exceptionally committed to preparing leaders for the profession of nursing. Thank you for all your caring and effort…

Jane Arioan EdD

RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Northeastern University

Thank you again for going above and beyond with this project

Geri Spanek

Managing Editor HCPro, Danvers, MA

I feel there has been so much value in our engagement with CCM and our work with Margaret. The initial assessment helped us assess our staffing and justify some needs that we had. It also helped us see the potential that we had to better utilize staff that we had and improve our model. The subsequent visits have helped us:

  • Assess individual performance among our Case Managers and Social Workers. It was helpful to have someone from outside FGH work along side them and assess performance and make recommendations for follow-up and improvement.
  • Bring CM and MSW together in working toward common goals.
  • Create some common language between CM and MSW.
  • Create unit based pairs of CM and MSW and build relationships.
  • Highlight ways we can be more proactive in discharge planning.

Provide education for CM and MSW that we could never have afforded off-site for all team members.

Streamline our weekly outlier meeting so that we cover important topics.

Margaret has been extremely professional, easy to talk with, and organized.  The visits have flowed seamlessly from month to month. Each time we’ve looked forward to having her come back and move to the next step.

I have a final call with her this Friday. I appreciate all of the help that we’ve received!

Angela Pace

RN, MSN, CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer, Forrest General Hospital

You have been extremely helpful and encouraging Sue (Sue Wilson- CCM) – thanks so much. I did wonder when I started out how I could make appropriate contacts – but I have ended up with a terrific set of visits. The Nightingale committee phoned me today to let me know they’re very happy with the plan

Christine Hoy

Nurse Practitioner, Restalrig Park Centre Edinburg, Scotland UK

These were the first consultants we have had that really know what they are doing at the level of detail where we were having problems. Because of their suggestions, our Medicare LOS is already going down, the physicians have become more responsive to us, and we have the ability to work on our other targets.

Executive Team of Vice-Presidents

Community Hospital in the Midwest

Karen is the reason I attend this conference. She is a wealth of information about what is happening in the Case Management profession.
Karen is amazingly knowledgeable and has a wonderful way of presenting. She really engages the audience.
Karen is always a pleasure to listen to. She is one smart woman and I love the fact that she keeps it real.

Participant Comments

National Conference

Thanks so much for checking in and for all you did to support me in these efforts!

Mary Carmody

RN, LCSW,Director, Care Management/Social Work, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY

Based on your reputation of rolling up your sleeves and getting the work done for your clients,  we look forward to seeing a proposal shortly.

Bonnie, (Geld)

Thank you for being here.

I needed the support and more importantly, the  validation

Philicity Tinnie-Wilson

Director, Case Management, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital- Miami, FL