Georgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a seasoned nurse with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of Senior Leadership in Healthcare Organizations. She has expertise in the micro issues in direct patient care and the broad Management, Quality, State, Federal, and Joint Commission regulatory issues in hospitals and long term care facilities. Dr. Persky provides private consulting for hospitals that want to improve patient care quality and satisfaction. A national speaker and author, her services are in demand for engagements on healthcare issues.
Litigation Consulting Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence based reports. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how hospitals and nursing homes work.
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Background Experience - Dr. Persky has served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for 25 years and most recently, New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750 bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient services units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient care employees.
Kirsten Turkington, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC is a highly experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice since 1998. She provides quality healthcare and clinical expertise to patients, families, and attorneys on a regular basis.
Dr. Turkington's clinical background encompasses adult, adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric cases across Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Neurosurgery and Hospice. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Forensic Medical Expert with over 20 years of active clinical experience as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
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Dr. Turkington received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1998, and dual Bachelor degrees (BS -- Psychology & BSN -- Nursing) in 1994. View Expert Dr. Turkington's Witness Profile.
Kohler Healthcare Consulting, Inc., is an effective, cutting-edge Healthcare Consulting firm employing credentialed nurses, accountants, and coders since 1980. With clients across the United States and Virgin Islands, Kohler Healthcare Consulting has extensive relationships with healthcare organizations including academic medical centers, large and small hospitals, critical access hospitals, physician / medical practices, long term acute medical facilities skilled nursing facilities, and other healthcare providers.
Charlotte L. Kohler, [RN], CPA, CVA, CRCE-I , CPC, CHBC, President of Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Inc., specializes in litigation, investigation, accounting, auditing, and consulting. She has over 30 years of healthcare experience starting with the clinical side of nursing to the finance and compliance side of healthcare.
During her years at Kohler HealthCare Consulting, Ms. Kohler and her firm provided regulatory compliance services to over 60% of all hospitals in Maryland as well as hospitals and other health related organizations outside of Maryland. She continues to provide reimbursement regulatory support to attorneys regarding billing, coding, and documentation in the areas of home care, radiology, hospital billing, DME, Therapy, ASC, anesthesia, and physician practices. She also provides services as an independent review organization for providers under Integrity Agreements.
Ms. Elizabeth D'Alesio has 30 years experience in ICU, including Medical, Surgical and Acute Care. She is ICU certified. She has managed the ICU and telemetry floor which includes bed monitoring. Ms. D'Alesio has also been involved with creating policy/procedure to meet JACHO requirements as well as ongoing recruiting of new ICU staff. She has served on the ethics committee for four years while in management.
Ms. D'Alesio is currently employed at the Reproductive Science Center of Milford and Milford Regional Medical Center where she administers Conscious Sedation, assists physicians with pacemakers, arteriograms and picc lines for septic patients.She currently holds certifications as and Adult Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner,and has recently completed the Kaplan Life Care Planning Course.
Donna Jones, RN, has over 40 years of Nursing experience in Critical Care, Respiratory ICU, Cardiac Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, , and remains clinically active in Critical Care as an ICU Registered Nurse at Hospital Corporation of America - Eastside Medical Center. In addition to her Degree in Nursing, Ms. Jones also holds a degree in Communications and was editor of Hospital Peer Review, a monthly newsletter, dedicated to providing information regarding peer review, risk management and quality in healthcare settings. . Ms. Jones offers consulting services to professional teams looking to utilize her training and extensive experience in reviewing and analyzing medical charts, determining the merit of a case, completeness of records, writing reports, developing time lines, giving depositions and testifying at trials regarding standard of care provided by nurses. Ms. Jones has been a guest speaker at “Alive Expo,” at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, focusing on “Maintaining your Health Care,” and has been a Guest Lecturer for the National Business Institute Seminar on “Anatomy & Physiology for Attorneys." Ms. Jones has also been interviewed on the Web Radio Program, "For Nurses by Nurses," regarding nursing care in the 21st Century. Ms. Jones also shares her knowledge with paralegals at the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE) with regard to obtaining and reviewing medical records.
Dawn Cook Consulting is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada but provides services nation wide. Services include life care plans, life care plan rebuttals, past medical bill reviews and future medical cost projections for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Life care plans are developed for individuals with injuries or chronic conditions requiring complex long-term healthcare intervention and management. The report provides an organized, concise plan that estimates the reasonable and necessary current and future healthcare needs with the associated costs.
Dawn Cook is licensed Registered Nurse (RN) who has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings and home care. Dawn is an experienced life care planner who holds the certified life care planner (CLCP) and certified nurse life care planner (CNLCP) designations.
Dawn has completed over 600 medical damage reports in 28 states in life care planning and has testified as an expert witness at deposition or trial over 75 times since 2012. Dawn has testified at Federal Court in Illinois and New Mexico and at State Court in California, Nevada and New Mexico as an expert in life care planning. Dawn has also testified in Nevada State Court as an expert in past medical bill reviews.
Dawn enjoys working both plaintiff and defense cases; from complex birth or brain injuries to trucking and motor vehicle accidents, each case requires attention to detail and consistent methodology.