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Catherine J. Futch
RN, MN, NEA-BC, CHC, FACHE
3443 Vinings North Trail SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Cell: 404-309-5709 FAX: 770-437-0590
E-Mail: cfutch8360@aol.com

• SUMMARY

  • Professional nursing experience with roles ranging from staff nurse to Vice President Regional Compliance and Regional Compliance Officer
  • Developed and maintained departments recognized for efficiency and excellence of work outcomes
  • Reorganized major departments to consolidate resources and improve efficiency
  • Led staff at all levels, focusing on career development, improved work outcomes, achievement of goals
  • Managed multi-million dollar budget while staying within budgeted parameters
  • Developed quality improvement programs focused on improving systems, processes and work outcomes
  • Developed peer review programs and directed review of sentinel events utilizing root cause analysis
  • Developed, implemented and maintained full regional compliance plan and program for non-profit health maintenance organization
  • Established a network of professional colleagues at the local, state and national level

• PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

June 30, 2010

Retired from Kaiser Permanente.

December 2010 – June 2010

Vice President Regional Compliance and Regional Compliance Officer, Kaiser Permanente GA Region.

July 1999 – December 2010

Regional Compliance Officer, Kaiser Permanente GA Region.

Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring the Kaiser Permanente Compliance Program in the Georgia Region with the goal of ensuring an effective compliance plan for the Region. Planned, coordinated, and managed full implementation of all elements of an effective compliance plan. Developed, implemented, and assessed outcomes of measures of compliance plan effectiveness. Participated with other program compliance leaders in developing, implementing, reviewing and revising program-wide compliance program.

January 1995-July 1999

Regional Clinical Services Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente GA Region.

Responsible for clinical services throughout the Region including coordination, linkage and integration of clinical support systems to assure consistency of care delivery, maintenance of effective educational programs, adherence to professional and regulatory standards, and establishment/compliance with progressive quality improvement initiatives.

February 1991- November 1994

Assistant Vice President, Division of Nursing, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA.

Directed daily operations for all inpatient clinical departments within the Division of Nursing. Responsible for guiding program development, strategic planning, allocation of and monitoring of resource utilization, standards development/enforcement, regulatory compliance, quality improvement initiatives, and development of management and leadership skills of Division of Nursing management team.

June 1982 – January 1991

Assistant Director of Nursing/Director, Department of Special Services, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

Managed large nursing department including a variety of inpatient units, neurosurgical/neurology intensive care unit, 56 bed Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, 49 bed Uppergate Pavilion, an inpatient psychiatric unit. Provided direction and leadership for department staff assuring compliance to all applicable regulatory standards. Oversaw allocation and monitoring of fiscal and human resources. Initiated SWOT analysis and reorganization of psychiatric units including implementation of new programs and renovation/build-out of new inpatient facility.

1978-1979

Staff nurse and charge nurse orthopedic unit, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

1979-1981

Head Nurse, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit.

1981-1982

Educational leave of absence to complete requirements for Master of Science Degree in Nursing with emphasis in Nursing Administration.

1967-1978

Held a variety of clinical and management positions including staff nurse, public health nurse, school nurse and head nurse.

• Professional Education

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Focus: Nursing Administration
MN 1982

Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA

Focus: Nursing
BSN 1978

Georgia Baptist School of Nursing

Focus: Nursing
Diploma 1967

• CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS

NEA-BC

Certified Nursing Executive, Advanced, American Nurse Credentialing Center, ANA

CHE

Certified Health Care Compliance

FACHE

Fellow American College of Health Care Executives

• CURRENT REGISTRATIONS

Neutral

Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral, Registration Number 42016

RN

Georgia Board of Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse, RN028698

• Mediation Training

August 12 – 16 2013

New EEOC Investigator Course, EEOC Office, Washington, DC

March 14 – April 5 2013

Mediation Mentoring Program, Justice Center of Atlanta, Inc.

January 24 – 28 2013

Divorce Mediation Training for Professionals, Justice Center of Atlanta, Inc.

August 21 – 23 2012

Advanced Mediation Skills, Techniques & Approaches, Justice Center of Atlanta, Inc.

July 30 – August 3 2012

Basic Mediation Skills with Clinical Practicum, Justice Center of Atlanta, Inc.

• HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

October 2009

Excellence in Health Care Administration, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

October 2001

Mary N. Long Award for Innovations in Nursing Practice, Georgia Nurses Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA

October 2001

Distinguished Alumni Award, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

May 2001

Kaiser Permanente Woman of Achievement, 18th Annual YWCA of Greater Atlanta Salute of Women of Achievement, Atlanta, GA

April 2000

Jane Van de Verde Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service To The Citizens Of Georgia, Georgia League for Nursing, Atlanta, GA

December 1996

Career Achievement Award, Women’s Health Care Executives, Atlanta, GA

• CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

2012

American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

1997

American College of Health Care Executives.

1995

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing.
2000-2002 Board of Directors.
2002-2003 President Elect.
2003-2004 President.
2004-2005 Past-President.

1990

Health Care Compliance Association.

1982

Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

1976

Georgia Nurses Association.
2012 Chair, Northwest Metro Chapter of GNA.

1976

American Nurses Association.

• CURRENT BOARD AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

2010

Aid Atlanta Board of Directors
Chair, Mission and Programs Committee

2010

Advisory Committee, Clayton State University, Health Care Management Department

2000

Advisory Board, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University