Dr. Ann Spenard joins National Health Care Associates as Chief Clinical Officer
National Health Care Associates is pleased to name Ann Spenard, DNP, RN-BC as its Chief Clinical Officer. An expert in post-acute care, Dr. Spenard will lead the company’s clinical excellence and quality improvement initiatives.
“I am honored to join National as the new Chief Clinical Officer,” said Dr. Spenard. “I look forward to supporting its mission of quality care, high-impact clinical performance, and championing its commitment to health care excellence.”
Marvin Ostreicher, National’s President, said, “We are excited to bring Dr. Spenard onboard to lead our clinical teams. Dr. Spenard is an outstanding leader and brings a wealth of clinical and operational experience. As we work to realize our growth strategy for 2020, I am confident she will make meaningful contributions in advancing health outcomes for our patients and residents.”
Dr. Spenard brings over 30 years of expertise in patient safety and experience, quality improvement, culture change, and standardized assessment in post-acute care. A proven leader in long-term care and geriatrics, she directed and led numerous large-scale nationally-driven quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. Prior to joining National, Dr. Spenard was Principal and Vice President of Consulting Service at Qualidigm.
She has served as the clinical coordinator to the national Nursing Home Quality Initiative and senior clinician and manager of the data verification project for the MDS. Dr. Spenard conducts national training sessions to providers on the MDS 3.0 manual and post-acute care standardized measurements for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.