POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With readmission rates continuing to be in the spotlight, case management and care redesign are becoming increasingly critical to a hospital’s ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective patient care across the continuum. As demand for these consultancy services grows, Novia Strategies, Inc. (www.noviastrategies.com) is pleased to welcome Patricia Hines, PhD, RN, to its team in the position of Managing Director, Case Management and Care Redesign Practice Lead.
“For 20 years, we’ve been helping hospitals and systems improve their care coordination,” says Nancy Lakier, CEO and Managing Principal of Novia Strategies. “Patricia possesses the expertise, skills and drive to enable us to continue our exceptional growth in this practice area. She is a motivational and inspirational leader who will empower our strong consultancy team, enable our clients to operationalize their strategic plans, and help them deliver the right care, at the right time, and with the right resources.”
As a strong advocate of effective case management and care redesign, Dr. Hines works with hospitals across the country to deliver high-quality, cost-effective patient care through improved care coordination across the continuum. Patricia possesses an impressive 35-year-long track record as a management consultant and executive in acute care operations. She is recognized by peers and clients as a results-driven partner, with expertise spanning nursing practice and operations, case management, critical care, patient throughput, care delivery models for clinical integration, and Joint Commission preparation.
“I’m excited to join Novia and to bring my experience to help our clients strengthen their case management and care redesign capabilities across the continuum,” says Dr. Patricia Hines, Managing Director of Novia Strategies. “We have an incredibly strong team of consultants who are experts in this field, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with them as we help our clients achieve the desired clinical, quality and financial outcomes they need to prepare sustainably and successfully for their futures.”
In leadership roles with nationally recognized consultancies, Patricia has conducted strategic, operational, and clinical assessments and implementation for academic medical centers and hospitals throughout the country. Prior to consultancy, Patricia served as Assistant Administrator and Director of Nursing at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Barrington, Illinois, and as Unit Director at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, where she managed a medical step-down unit.
Dr. Hines earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in nursing from Rush University in Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and her RN degree from Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She earned her LEAN Healthcare Certificate from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Patricia is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association of California Nurse Leaders, and the Case Management Society of America. She is an accredited case manager, certified in LEAN methodology, and a published author and speaker.
Patricia can be reached at:
866-747-4200 (office) • firstname.lastname@example.org
About Novia Strategies, Inc.
Novia Strategies offers a unique blend of professional expertise that takes a 360˚ approach to uncovering cost savings and improving efficiency and quality for hospitals across the country. Novia Strategies helps community hospitals and IDNs operationalize their strategic plan through expense management, quality improvement, and revenue enhancement. Key focus areas include:
With more than 150 professionals, Novia Strategies works shoulder-to-shoulder with clients every step of the way. The result: sustainable savings that reduce costs without compromising quality, and improve quality without increasing cost. For more information on Novia Strategies, please visit www.noviastrategies.com.
Novia Strategies’ sister company, Novia Solutions, provides interim healthcare management services for hospitals across the country. Together, the two companies enable clients to commence projects quickly and effectively. For more information on Novia Solutions, please visit www.noviasolutions.com.