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Nanne Finis, Vice President, Advisory Services and Maria Romano, Clinical Client Success Director join us on this episode of the Patient Flow Podcast to discuss National Nurses Week [May 6-12, 2018] and the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Flow.
Nanne Finis, RN, MS | VP, Advisory Services | TeleTracking
On May 5, after a stellar career, Nanne Finis is retiring from TeleTracking. Since 2013, Nanne has led TeleTracking’s seasoned team of former hospital nurses and administrators in helping clients apply Lean Six Sigma methods and technology to process redesign and workflow automation.
A passionate and collaborative nurse leader, Ms. Finis brought her expertise in health reform and regulatory policies, front-line leadership, and years of experience in patient safety and quality initiatives. As a certified change agent she has worked across the industry with many teams of professionals pushing creative approaches and innovation.
Nanne spent more than a decade with Joint Commission Resources [JCR], a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, as Executive Director of Solutions Services, Ms. Finis focused years of attention on the safe adoption of new technologies, preparation for accreditation by The Joint Commission, infection prevention and control, medication safety, and the requirements of the physical environment in which safe care must be rendered. Ms. Finis administratively led several years of activity of the JCR Hospital Engagement Network (H.E.N.) and several AHRQ initiatives that resulted in the transfer of evidence to practice.
Previously, she served as executive director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, capping a 22-year career during which she held several nursing administrative positions and was operationally responsible for more than 300 full-time employees, and several in-patient and out-patient care areas. Ms. Finis received her undergraduate degree in nursing from St. Mary’s College, Indiana, and earned a master of nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Maria Romano RN, BS | Clinical Client Success Director | TeleTracking
Prior to joining TeleTracking, Maria spent more than seven years at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY where she built and managed the Patient Logistics & Transfer Center. Maria’s abstract was chosen as a podium presentation at the Magnet Conference where she presented on: How Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has a Direct Effect on Nursing Retention.