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Catherine Peters, R.N.

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Registered Nurse Assisting in Radiosurgery

Overview
An accomplished, results-driven medical professional with 20+ years diverse experience in healthcare and communications. Expertise in nursing, chart auditing, fee negotiation, information gathering and writing. Detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Qualifications and Highlights
Extensive RN experience with emphasis in ICU, MICU, CICU and Rotating Gamma Radiosurgery assistance
Extensive experience in evaluating medical records in order to diagnose and rectify billing errors or inconsistencies
Consistent and documented record of meeting or exceeding deadlines and quotas
Relationship building with key hospital/clinical contacts
Commitment to superior clinical product in providing accurate bills
Creative idea generation and problem-solving
6 plus years nurse auditing/compliance experience

Employment History
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Institute, Rotating Gamma Radiosurgery Assistant - September, 2014 to present
  • Assisted in all nursing and radiological functions before, during and after Rotating Gamma System procedure.
  • Gained the trust and built relationship quickly with a patients experiencing high levels of stress and uncertainty.
  • Calmly managed all phases of a complex medical procedure with precision and accuracy.
  • Demonstration of a high degree of adaptability to potentially labile health conditions.
Sound Targeting, Inc., Writer/Producer - July, 1987 to present
  • Wrote, produced, edited audio cuts for nationally-syndicated radio shows “The 60-second Check-up” and “Rural Health Today”
  • Produced and edited medical news features for numerous national clients including the Radiological Society of North America, American Academy of Pediatrics, Arthritis Foundation, The American Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and many others.
  • Writer/Producer “The Crain’s Business Report”, a nationally-syndicated, award-winning radio program.
Norwegian-American Hospital (as IC), Nurse Auditor, Compliance Officer - May, 1997 to June 1998
  • Restructured and implemented internal hospital auditing procedures.
  • Instituted hospital Compliance program
  • Wrote in-service compliance material and educated medical and ancillary staff on compliance procedures, roles and responsibilities.
THC Hospital (currently Kindred), Nurse Liaison - March, 1996 to May, 1997
  • Performed patient assessments to evaluate necessity for inpatient admission at specialty hospital.
  • Educated and influenced key decision makers (family, patient, medical staff) to consider the benefits of placement at THC
  • Successfully performed Account Executive functions for referring hospitals and medical staff.
American Claims Evaluation, Nurse Auditor - April, 1991 to March, 1996
  • Outside auditor at more than 20 Chicago-area hospitals.
  • Evaluated medical and billing records for proper documentation.
  • Negotiated with inside hospital auditor for amount of corrected bill.
  • Maximized turn-around time from bill intake to bill resolution.
  • Represented the high ethical standards of myself and the company I worked for.
  • Designed and completed inside project for billing correctness and chargemaster revisions at an area hospital.
WLS-TV, WBBM-TV, WMAQ-TV Investigative reporter - periodic assignments 1979 to 1990
  • Winner, Chicago Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting, “The Accident Swindlers”. Worked undercover as an R.N. documenting fraud in 3 area hospitals.
  • Worked undercover as an R.N. documenting halfway house fraud in the WBBM investigative series “Halfway to Hell”
  • Served as outside consultant in several medical stories at all 3 major Chicago news outlets
Hospital Staff Nurse/Charge nurse - periodic assignments from June,1976 to April, 1990
  • Staff nurse and PM charge nurse 3+ years in the MICU at U of I Hospital, at the time the world epicenter in the study of ventricular cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Critical care supplemental staffing nurse at 10+ Chicago area hospitals

Education
Bachelor of Arts, English
Chicago State University
Associate Degree, Nursing
Triton College

Certifications
Conversational Spanish (Spanish as a Second Language)
- Harper College (2014)
Illinois License Registered Nurse
- current
CPR
- current

References
Tomasz Helenowski, M.D., Director
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Institute
95 N. Greenleaf St.
Gurnee, IL 60631
(847)249-3090
Joy Farina, Commercial Excellence Managed Care Trainer
Abvie
1000 S. Greenwood
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847)722-8053
Dr. Robert D. Highley, Cardiologist
former Chief of Staff
Group Health Puget Sound
5903 106th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425)242-0084


Stereotactic Radiosurgery Institute
95 North Greenleaf Street, Gurnee, IL 60031
Tel: 847-249-3090 Fax: 224-365-4100

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