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VNSNY nurse named to unique new role in population health management

Thursday August 7, 2014
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The Visiting Nurse Service of New York has appointed Rose Madden-Baer, RN, DNP, to the newly created role of senior vice president, population health management.

Madden-Baer will collaborate with senior leadership in the development and oversight of initiatives that ensure continual advances in patient service quality and best practices across VNSNY, according to a news release.

Madden-Baer and her team will focus on ensuring VNSNY patient care delivered through provider services and VNSNY CHOICE Health Plan care coordination align with both the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and New York State objectives: improving patient care, quality and satisfaction, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.

In her position, Madden-Baer will collaborate with program and regional leadership to identify, develop and implement strategies designed to overcome system, policy and/or practice barriers to the highest standards and quality of care. Her primary responsibilities will include development of new evidence-based programs and creation of clinical operations improvement strategies focused on care management and new population health models.

During her tenure at VNSNY, Madden-Baer’s accomplishments have brought recognition to the importance of home- and community-based health practices. As vice president of clinical operations strategy and development at VNSNY, she initiated systems of care that translated patient characteristics into clinical program development, federal and state funding modifications and cross-continuum partnerships. Her work and research in the development of behavioral health programs and depression screening and interventions has been nationally recognized.

For more than 30 years, Madden-Baer has practiced as both a nurse and nursing leader in a variety of home health, managed long-term care and community-based settings. She is a board certified public health/community health clinical specialist, and holds a DNP from Duke University School of Nursing. She is certified as a professional in healthcare quality, as a home care and hospice executive, as an OASIS specialist, and as a population health care coordinator (Duke University).

Madden-Baer was the recipient of the 2014 VNAA Innovative Leader of the Year Award and was appointed as a consultant associate faculty professor at the Duke University School of Nursing, where she was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award.


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