President | CEO
(Certified Personnel Consultant)
(Executives | Consultants | Compliance)
Joan has in-depth background in all areas of the placement process and has succeeded in developing a reputation of the highest caliber of service from her Florida office. Clients and candidates alike affirm The Hutton Group, Inc.’s reputation as one of the best nationwide healthcare search and placement firms in the country. “By Professionals For Professionals” is our motto and improving the quality of healthcare and our candidates’ lives is our mission.
Joan is an RN with a BA in Psychology and Master’s work from Marygrove College and the University of Detroit in Detroit, MI; a Diploma of Nursing Education from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) through the National Association of Personnel Services. She had 15 years of nursing administration and education background before becoming Chief Nursing & Chief Operating Officer. She taught and managed in major medical center/teaching hospitals as well as community hospitals. She is actively involved in the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Florida Association Healthcare Quality, American Health Information Management Association and the Health Care Financial Management Association.
Joan is a nationally recognized speaker on career strategies, revitalizing corporate careers and future trends in quality and information management. She has published articles on related subjects in a number of health care professional journals. She conducts workshops for professional groups and teaches senior seminars to the graduating classes at major colleges and medical universities. She has also been on the Advisory Boards for three major colleges. She served as Chair of the Marketing Task Force for the National Association of Healthcare Quality and has served three times on the Board of the Florida Association of Healthcare Quality including as president.
Director of Clinical Services
(Quality, Risk and Case Management)
Sue is an RN with a Master of Hospital and Health Administration degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. She received her three-year nursing diploma from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, also in Cincinnati. Sue is a member of the National Association for HealthCare Quality and maintains certification as a Certified Professional for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She has served as a member of the board for the State Association of Healthcare Quality and maintains membership in the Alumni Association of Graduate Program in Health Services Administration, Xavier University.
Sue’s career encompasses administrative positions in nursing and quality management in tertiary teaching hospitals and in a network of health care centers that provide medical services to a rural population. She has been a consultant in hospital loss prevention practices for a national insurer and a consultant in utilization management practices for a national proprietary hospital network and a managed care organization. Additionally, she has conducted educational seminars on Medicare reimbursement for physicians and their staffs.
Director of Professional Services
(Revenue Cycle Management | Managed Care | Practice Management)
A specialist in today’s challenging healthcare environment, Julie has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of hospital and health system operations management from clinical process redesign to information systems development.
With degrees in Nursing and Healthcare Administration Julie began her career in an acute care hospital as director of management systems, challenging the New Jersey Rate Setting commission to recoup nearly a million in revenue. She then spent nine years at Coopers & Lybrand as national and regional director heading up their healthcare consulting practices. More recently she was Director of Product Strategies for HSS, a company specializing in coding, compliance and reimbursement software.
A prolific public speaker and author, Julie has written over 200 articles and five books on various healthcare topics. Her most recent book is titled; Implementation Guide to Severity-Adjusted DRGs.
A skilled healthcare executive and strategic planner with broad-based hospital contacts, Julie will help you achieve your goal, whether you seek the perfect candidate, or the perfect location. She will specialize in placements for Health Information Management, Revenue Cycle, Compliance and Sales.
Director, Nursing Executive Search
Michael has a Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University who became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1983. He has spent the most significant portion of his career working within the finance arena in a diverse group of healthcare settings. Organizations that have benefitted from Michael’s expertise have ranged from a large integrated healthcare system to a small family-owned nursing home.
As a Certified Internal Auditor, Michael focused on regulatory and reimbursement issues involving Medicare and Medicaid agencies. He has assisted health care organizations in recovering substantial funds from the government, while helping strength internal control systems to insure maximum reimbursement in the future.
Michael served as Director of Financial Compliance or a Medicare HMO, the financial coordinator for a physician service network, the controller for an integrated senior campus (250 bed nursing home, day care centers, HUD subsidized housing), and as a self-employed consultant for hospitals, nursing homes and professional trade organizations. He has worked extensively with officials at local, state and federal levels. His network of contacts includes many individuals actively working at the forefront of current issues revolving around healthcare finance and regulatory compliance.
Director of Physician, NP/PA Search
Dean has an MHA degree from Indiana University Indianapolis and a BA degree in Psychological Sciences from Purdue University Fort Wayne Indiana. He is a retired member of the American College of Health Care Executives and over the years been a member of local chapters of the Medical Group Management Association as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Dean has over 25 years of health care experience within ambulatory and urgent care, behavioral health, post-acute certified home health (including DME, 02, Respiratory, and Infusion), and consulting settings. Dean has always had a keen interest in physician medicine and when the chance came up to do his MHA Administrative Residency at a School of Medicine, he jumped at the chance. His expertise is in operations management, practice management, licensure and regulatory review, and financial areas. Early on while at Tri-County Human Services Dean started work as a clinical counselor but was quickly promoted to Program Director and then for the last 8 years, was promoted to the executive management team as the Administrative Director. More recently, Dean managed and led a CMS-certified two-state home health operation as Senior Director where he worked alongside hospital systems partners working on a variety of agendas including trying to reduce readmission rates for COPD and CHF patients and also led their quarterly hospital systems meetings assuring all clinical and operations metrics were being met including corrective actions. Wanting to gain added ambulatory care experience, Dean moved on to be the Director, Urgent Care Operations at TeamHealth where he managed and led both adult and pediatric urgent care sites based out of Tampa to the Miami areas. During his tenure, Dean worked jointly with the Medical Director under the dyad model in order to maximize both clinical needs and business operations expertise.
Being a results-oriented and consummate health care executive, Dean has excelled at regional level executive management, practice management, license regulatory accreditation, and performance improvement projects always striving to reduce costs but not compromising quality clinical or patient care.
The Hutton Group, Inc.
1855 Bridgepointe Cir, Ste #23
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