LENEXA, Kan., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- B. E. Smith today announced that Barbara "Bobbi" Baguhn has joined the firm as vice president, case management. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in consulting and healthcare leadership, Baguhn will assume her duties at B. E. Smith immediately.
In her new role, Baguhn will lead client initiatives to improve performance of integrated case management services. She has served in executive leadership and consulting roles in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including single and multihospital healthcare systems ranging from small community-based hospitals to large metropolitan teaching facilities.
"Bobbi brings a proven track record of maximizing financial performance while reducing length of stay, decreasing denials and increasing case mix index," said Deirdre Byrne, senior vice president of Interim and Consulting Services, B. E. Smith. "She has the ability to reengineer healthcare case management services and care delivery processes while ensuring the partnership of all clinical staff and other stakeholders — resulting in a measurable improvement in the progression of the patient's plan of care."
During the course of her career as a healthcare executive, Baguhn has led both clinical and ancillary departments in nursing, case management, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, and utilization review and quality. Maintaining expertise in preparation and compliance with The Joint Commission, CMS and state regulatory standards of care, she has served as a consultant to healthcare organizations seeking to prepare for a state of constant readiness.
Baguhn is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., and a master's degree in education from the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. She also holds a case management administrator certification (CMAC) and is a certified legal nurse consultant (CLNC).
Baguhn can be reached at [email protected].
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