, Jan. 9, 2020
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Chapters Health System, one of the nation's premier not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organizations headquartered in Temple Terrace
, names Shelly Brandt, RN
, MSN, MBA, FACHE, as the organization's new vice president of care navigation. She will start in this role on Monday, February 3, 2020
. Brandt will be provide leadership and oversight of all functions of the Care Navigation Center.
"At Chapters Health, we are pleased to have Shelly join our family," said Dean Forman
, chief operating officer at Chapters Health. "For more than 11 years, Shelly has exemplified what it truly means to be a change leader by inspiring team members to achieve greater goals with education, coaching and accountability.
Prior to joining Chapters Health, Brandt was the administrative director of care progression at AdventHealth Tampa, and either led or created collaborative initiatives to improve outcomes such as the transitional care clinic. She started her career in Wisconsin
working with developmentally delayed individuals to support them living in the community. On the nursing side, Brandt began as a certified nursing assistant, incrementally progressed to licensed practical nurse and then as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit before moving to ER/Trauma. Upon arrival in Florida
, Brandt was a charge nurse and preceptor in the Emergency Department at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville
, which garnered a promotion to the Director of Advance Clinicals followed by her appointment as the Director of Case Management.
Brandt received her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison
and earned master's degrees in both nursing science and business administration from the University of Phoenix
. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, served on the board of the National Alliance for Mental Illness and holds a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
About Chapters Health System As a progressive leader and premier health system, Chapters Health System is dedicated to delivering innovative home health, palliative and hospice care along with durable medical equipment and pharmacy services. Since 1983 as a community-based, not-for-profit organization, Chapters Health has provided choices, education and guidance through its managed affiliates: Chapters Health Home Care, Chapters Health Palliative Care, Good Shepherd Hospice, Hospice of Okeechobee
, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice, located in Citrus
and St. Lucie
counties. All offerings are provided in order to improve the patient/family experience well in advance of end-of-life needs. To learn more, visit http://www.chaptershealth.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Care Navigation Center With the mission of offering the best care at the right time in the right place every time being top of mind, the Care Navigation Center was born. Slated to open in spring 2020, all calls coming into the center will be answered by care navigation specialists who are trained Chapters Health registered nurses. With 11 contiguous counties in central Florida
, Chapters Health offers a variety of programs from home health to palliative care to hospice, as well as direct access to Chapters Health-owned pharmacy services and durable medical equipment for greater coordination. In real time, these team members will determine the needs of the callers and coordinate care and resources to best meet their goals. Care navigation specialists will also have the ability to make recommendations to callers for services Chapters Health does not provide directly.
SOURCE Chapters Health System