Your Name, Degrees Licenses:
Nena Hart MSN, RN
CHPN – Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse
C-DONA – Certified Director of Nursing Administrations
CLHP – Certified Lean Healthcare Professional
RAC-CT Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I started as a nurse’s aide at 18 and worked my way up to a director of nursing to improve the quality of care for patients and working conditions for staff. I transitioned to hospice as on-call then case manager and worked my way up to director, area director and administrator, vice president and then national utilization manager of DME. I’ve been married for 18 years have 4 children and I live in Hawaii. I was so committed to high performance in my corporate role that I really strained and devalued my marriage. I had to really evaluate my priorities and my pride and change my attitude. My husband is my biggest supporter, and I am fortunate he is so forgiving. Today we are doing great and my marriage takes priority over everything else. Two years ago, I was recruited to a CEO position in Hawaii and was fired 5 weeks later with no reason. That is how I was finally able to start my consulting business.
What is your experience and background in Nursing?
Post-Acute Care, Hospice, Homecare, Long-Term Care, Skilled Care, Operations
Would you recommend Nursing as a career?
Yes, because the options as a nurse are limitless and the nursing career has been very good to me, I think that healthcare as a profession is unhealthy right now and keeping very clear boundaries and an awareness of your own needs and goals is extremely important in nursing today.
Your Business Name (if applicable):
Hart Healthcare Solutions and Hart Healthcare Consultants
LLC serving clients nationally.
Why did you choose this type of organization?
I help post-acute organizations reduce labor costs and minimize the negative outcomes of regulatory non-compliance. I help nurses who feel lost and a lack of direction increase their awareness of opportunities to increase their freedom and flexibility through self-employment.
Business Address (City, State, Zip, etc)
PO Box 630580 Lanai City HI 93763
Keywords, Phrases that describe your business, experience, services:
Streamline operations and processes, policy and procedure creation, education & training, survey and accreditation preparedness and recovery, EMR development and implementation, quality improvement program implementation and audits.
What made you decide to start your own business?
I have always had business ideas and wanted to do things differently and run things the way I wanted to. I decided to start my own business after I was fired and realized I didn’t have interest or passion in doing any of the jobs I looked at.
How many times have you changed employers in your career?
Many, many times, I always felt like there was never a right fit for me and I never fit in anywhere or I would burn myself out after a year. Now being self-employed I realize that I don’t align with “traditional” employment.
Other areas of interest and expertise:
I love going to the beach, doing puzzles, cooking, reading, writing and teaching.
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