Bridging Business and Clinical: Achieving Operational Excellence
Summary: Three TAHC&H presidents share their expertise.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Faculty: Lee, Lucy & Cargle, Ken & Madison, Dana
Program Description: It’s a simple fact – if business operations can’t
“stay in the black”- you won’t be providing patient care very long. Aligning
staff skills and patients’ needs with operational goals can be a challenge. Where do you begin with strategic planning, annual
goal setting and efficiencies? How do you assess administrative overhead? Business managers must consider a multitude
of factors to achieve operational goals and inspire process improvement. What about fixed costs vs. variable costs;
productivity expectations of clinical staff; controlling overtime costs; benchmarks for cost centers? Don’t be overwhelmed!
Learn from the best…in this program a panel of seasoned veterans of successful home care agencies share their expertise
on how to run “the business.” Learn their secrets including enhancing communications with staff to promote the goal of
shared responsibility for operational success. Presentation Date: 8.21.2014
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:
About the Presenters:Lucy Lee, RN, MS, CHCE, Founder and President of a rural
Texas home health agency, Lucy has been involved in the home health industry for over 28 years. She has first-hand knowledge of the
practical aspects of home health agency management, having worked in all levels of home health care from contract field nurse
through director of patient care to administrator, and is now responsible for strategic planning and alliances. Lucy has served
on the board of TAHC&H representing certified agencies, and has served as secretary, and as president of the association. She has a
Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and is a Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive.
About the Presenters:Ken Cargle is the Administrator/Owner of Goodcare
Health Services in Amarillo, Texas. Ken has been active in home care for 19 years and has owned both a Medicare Certified agency and
a Private Duty agency. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Divinity from Texas Christian University and is an active leader
of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice; where he has served as President, the Owner auspice, the Licensed Home Health auspice,
and the Licensed and Certified auspice. He has served and chaired on various TAHC&H committees, subcommittees, councils and task forces,
and actively participates on the TAHC&H Owner’s Forum Networking Group.
About the Presenters:Dana Madison, RN, BSN, MBA is the Administrator/Owner of
Calvert Home Health Care, Ltd in Lubbock. Dana’s health care experience includes working as an RN for 30 years, a hospital administrator for
2 years, a Practice Manager in a physician’s office for 8 years and a home health administrator and owner for 19 years. Dana received her BSN
from Texas Women’s University in Dallas, and an MBA in Health Care Administration from the University of Dallas. Dana served as the President
of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice from 2010 – 2012.