Patient Advocate Staff
Our Staff – Strong reputation for professionalism and integrity.
Everyone who has come in contact with the current health care environment has probably experienced some of the complexities and frustrations that frequently get in the way of a satisfying health care experience. Our staff provides support to our clients based on the essential knowledge, experience and perspective that they have gained from within the health care system.
Case Manager – Nurse Advocate: Kitty Wilde RN, BA, RCFE Administrator
20 + years nursing experience in the acute hospital, specialty and management positions with experience in admitting, patient registration, pre-admission testing, patient education, diabetic teaching, cancer screening clinics, flu shot clinics, health insurance verification, chart review and audit, quality assurance and case management in acute care and home care
Hospital based customer care and patient satisfaction surveys and experience with a variety of health care providers and insurance companies
Traditional western medicine and holistic medicine
Elder care management, RCFE medication training, dementia training, emergency disaster training.
Patient Care Coordinator for SLO Home Medical Care
Executive Director for PKT Patient Advocacy Foundation
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
RN – Registered Nurse Licensed in California
RCFE Administrator certified in California – (RCFE -residential care for the elderly)
Certified Eden Associate
American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor, and First Aid Instructor
20+ years experience in patient advocate health care coaching helping patients navigate the medical maze
Laurie Wylie MSW
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
MSW Social Work
In 1977 Laurie began her professional career working with older and dependent adults as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
As a nurse she worked for a considerable period of time on a skilled nursing unit. After 12 years of nursing she obtained a Bachelor’s degree and then a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.
Her career as a Social Worker has allowed many opportunities for growth. Her experiences include working for more than a year as the program administrator of a group home for Traumatic Brain Injured adults, working in a day program for brain impaired adults and working as a Medical Social Worker for patients with ALS.
Consultant Nurse Advocate: Sheila Stark, RN, BSN RETIRED
20+ years nursing experience in hospital, specialty and management positions published an article in American Journal of Nursing Experience with OB, research, chart audit and review, legal nurse consulting, quality assurance and case management
Experience in set up and administration of GI Labs in several states