Kathy’s cardiovascular expertise has developed through her firsthand clinical knowledge and experience in the full continuum of cardiovascular care, integrating open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, and medical programs. She has extensive knowledge of key cardiovascular program elements such as service line management, cardiac and vascular disease management, medical department leadership, case management, supply chain, and LEAN workflow redesign. Kathy has robust experience in integrating physicians within the hospital and post-acute care settings within a cardiovascular strategic plan and bringing key stakeholders together to achieve a common vision. She has extensive knowledge and experience with designing and implementing progressive delivery models that use evidence-based facility design principles for excellence in outcomes, including the universal bed model. Most recently she has taken the lead in exploring effective Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategies in order to reduce readmission penalties, focusing on heart failure in particular. She also previously worked as a Senior Consultant with Health Care Visions. Her solid work ethic, built on strong organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills, makes her a valuable collaborator among medical staff in changing environments.