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Life-saving care led to long-term commitment for Denise Anderson, the new Director of Health System Care Management at USA Health
Denise Anderson has been promoted to Director of Health System Care Management for USA Health System. She was most recently the director of care management at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Her new responsibilities include the oversight and direction of utilization review, discharge planning, social services and audit management.
Anderson was in nursing school when a life-threatening situation convinced her she wanted to be part of USA Health System. Her 13-month-old daughter became seriously ill and was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit of USA Medical Center from a local hospital.
“It was a parent’s worst nightmare, but under the staff’s excellent care, my daughter fully recovered,” says Anderson. “I knew then that I wanted to be part of the USA family providing quality healthcare with the human touch. I still believe in the good work we do at USA. I see it every day.”
Anderson joined the staff of USA Health System in 1991. Her most recent promotion is part of the move to incorporate the management of the hospitals and facilities of the system into a single health system. By being under the same umbrella, similar policies and processes can better serve patients.
A recent recipient of the prestigious, University-wide Christie Miree employee award, Anderson received numerous letters from her staff, coworkers and supervisor written on her behalf, praising her leadership and professionalism.
Anderson started her career in accounting, but she went on to receive a bachelor of science degree and a masters in science degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and an InterQual Certified Instructor.
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