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Kathryn Kallas

Kathryn Kallas

Vice President Care Redesign

Optum

Vice President Care Redesign at Optum

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Optum

Vice President Care Redesign

Provide development and oversight for the care redesign team which guides the leadership and staff of offices in the transformation to patient centered care and population health management. The methodology used is based on the Toyota Production System or Lean system which aligns with the IOM Triple Aim of safety, efficiency, and experience.

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Kallas & Associates, LLC

President

Health care consulting regarding patient and staff safety, improvement processes, operational efficiencies, matching staffing to patient demand, and fiscal management.

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Grandview Hospital

Staff Nurse

Career medium 03

Abington Memorial School of Nursing

Faculty

Presented curriculum and provided clinical instruction for freshman and senior nursing students. Designed nursing patient care and leadership content, served as student clinical resource, and won high praise for instructional quality.

Career

Abington Memorial Hospital

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Waconia Ridgeview Hospital

Staff Nurse

Fairview Riverside Medical Center

Executive Director, Patient Care Delivery

Career medium 05

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Executive Director, Patient Care Delivery

Held full operational, budgetary, and personnel responsibilities for the day-to-day management of the following: Bone Marrow Transplant; Medical, Surgical, Neonatal, and Pediatric Intensive Care; Children’s Center; Solid Organ Transplant; Medical; Surgical; Neuroscience; Cardiovascular/Cardiology; Short Stay; Orthopedics; Oncology; Dialysis; Masonic Day Hospital; Acute Rehabilitation; Obstetrics; IV/Oncology; Infection Control; and Child Family Life Services. In charge of care provided within both ambulatory and inpatient settings on two campuses.

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Park Nicollet Health Services

Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Provided strategic direction for Nursing, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Hospitalists, Emergency Center, Community Care Services, Spiritual Care, Nutrition Services, Care Integration, Quality Resources, and Service League. Supervised interdisciplinary healthcare teams as well as administrative staff, overseeing a total of 1,810 personnel (1,478 FTEs) and administering capital/operational budgets totaling $905.2M. Functioned as administrative/service line lead for Hospital Operations Council; MNA RN contract negotiations; various quality/lean production models (e.g., Kaizen RPIWs, Kanban, 5S, 3P); and regulatory compliance. Accountable for financial performance and improvement methodology for patient/staff satisfaction, care quality/safety, and operational effectiveness and efficiencies.

Career medium 04
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Career medium 03

Fairview Hospital

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Managed in-patient caseload and assorted healthcare/clinic programs for Fairview (1984 to 1987) and Abington (1981 to 1983) hospitals. Designed, operationalized, and implemented orthopedic, spine, and rheumatology programs (including 15-bed rheumatic disease unit and self-administered medication program for patients); managed Arthritis Ambulatory Clinic; and presented at local, regional, and national conferences.

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Fairview Southdale Hospital

Staff Nurse

St. Olaf College

BSN, Nursing

University of Pennsylvania

MSN, Nursing

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

PhD, Nursing