About

Why partner with Lung Cancer Solution?

 

In her 30-year career in healthcare, Kim has created and implemented numerous programs with proven results. As a Vanderbilt University graduate, registered nurse and cancer support programs director including overseeing navigation and support services, Kim is a Nashville Healthcare Hero, March of Dimes Nursing Administrator of the Year winner, and her program won the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators-Program of the Year. She was a pioneer implementing breast health and screening navigation programs, developing and running one of the largest programs in the nation with over 40,000 mammograms and 1,050 breast cancer diagnoses yearly. She completed a study where navigated patients showed a decrease in 1.25-day length of stay. Kim utilized her vast experience in breast program development to develop a world class lung program.

 

She created and implemented incidental nodule program, directed the comprehensive lung cancer program (with over 600 respiratory cancers diagnosed yearly) including lung nodule clinic and multidisciplinary conferences. Working with dedicated outpatient screening sites, navigation provided low dose CT screening follow up care to over 600 patients yearly. Kim has been featured within Ascension Health as a lung program expert, and was a featured speaker on the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s Living Room virtual support group discussing importance of nurse navigation. Most importantly, her program has demonstrated an increase in early stage lung diagnosis resulting in increasing revenue for health systems. With an increase in early stage, patients can have a better quality of life.

I believe a strong triad is crucial for a multidisciplinary program to succeed:

 

  • Physician champion
  • Engaged administration
  • Clinical team

Kim is passionate about reducing the number of late stage cancer diagnosis and wants to impact a patient’s quality of life. She offers a variety of services to aid in the continuum of lung cancer care. She can provide educational programs as a speaker or as a consultant. As a boutique consultant, Kim can customize and offer personalized services to meet your individual facility needs. By offering phone consultation, one day consultation, and longer term onsite consultation working with the leadership team to create a collaborative, productive and efficient program, she can meet your unique needs. By identifying metrics, quality outcomes will be monitored. Included in the onsite consultation fee will be a post implementation evaluation.