Nancy Roberts, RN, MSN

Project: "A Transitional Care Model (from hospital to home to the community) for Patients with Heart Failure"
Kent County Visiting Nurse Association d/b/a VNA of Care New England
Rhode Island

Nancy Roberts, MSN, RN, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of VNA of Care New England and the Executive Vice President of Care Management for the Care New England Health System, both located in Rhode Island. In 1999, Ms. Roberts negotiated the affiliation between the 90 year-old independent VNA and the multi-hospital $875 million Care New England Health System. Since that time, she has worked with the systems’ hospital partners to develop results oriented, patient-centric and cost-effective programs and services to meet the unique needs of various patient populations along the continuum of care. Most recently, she served in the inaugural group of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Advisors. The project she piloted was a collaborative practice model between home health and primary care that measured the impact on patients of a well-defined and executed care delivery model. A member of multiple boards and committees including past president of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, she is a sought after public speaker and has provided expert testimony on healthcare reform issues at various conferences and meetings throughout the United States.

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