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Joanne M. Salsgiver, MHA, BS, RN

Consultant

BACKGROUND

  • Over 40 years healthcare experiences in clinical, leadership, management and performance improvement areas

  • Previous Health Quality Administrator and Health Facility Quality Examiner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Expertise related to CMS survey process and regulatory readiness

  • Former Director of Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care, Division of Facility Licensure and Certification for the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Ms. Joanne M. Salsgiver has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years with health care experience in clinical, leadership, management and performance improvement areas.  Her clinical background includes intensive care, coronary care, telemetry, medical-surgical, outpatient surgery, recovery room and home health areas.  She functioned in pre-certification, medical review, patient and employee education and quality and risk management. Ms. Salsgiver has expert knowledge of the CMS survey process and regulatory readiness. She has conducted multiple licensure, certification, occupancy, EMTALA and complaint surveys for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining JCR, Ms. Salsgiver was the Director of the Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care in the Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certification for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This program provided licensure, survey and certification activities for all hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as maintaining communication between providers, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Office. 

Prior to her work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Ms. Salsgiver worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services providing clinical input and on-site monitoring for Medical Assistance Managed Care Contractors related to their quality and utilization management policies and procedures.

Ms. Salsgiver is an active guest speaker and webinar participant for hospitals and hospital associations regarding licensure and certification survey processes. Ms. Salsgiver excels in discussion around case management, medical review, patient and employee education, quality and risk management.

EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

  • Director of the Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care in the Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certification, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA, USA

  • Health Facility Quality Examiner, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA, USA

  • Health Quality Administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA, USA

EDUCATION

  • Master of Health Care Administration, University of St. Francis, Joliet , IL, USA

  • Bachelor of Health Arts, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, USA

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