Darlene D'Altorio-Jones (1959-2015)

Darlene was a Senior Consultant, Strategist for Rehabilitation Management for Mediware until her passing in December 2015. Darlene earned a PT with an MBA in Healthcare Management. In her role she brought information to leadership to help guide practice strategy. Her focus was to assist clients nationally in the use of charting data to drive clinical and financial performance in support of decisions for best practices in meeting rehabilitation compliance, outcomes, revenue and efficiency. Darlene has instrumental in Mediware's C.O.R.E. (Compliance, Outcomes, Revenue, Efficiency/Effectiveness) program which assisted with performance improvement plans. Working in rehab medicine for greater than 30 years, Darlene spent 12 years in executive leadership as a Director of Rehabilitation and Operations. Therapy oversight included three post-acute service lines; acute inpatient rehabilitation (IRF), skilled and outpatient hospital-based services and is LEAN trained in healthcare. At various points in her career, Darlene had oversight of rehabilitation admissions, marketing, quality improvement, dietary & maintenance. Her responsibilities included compliance toward Federal Regulations and leading CARF and Joint Commission standards of practice. Her experience includes Quality Improvement Chair, Lean Healthcare Trainer Certification and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (OARF). Darlene lectured and wrote blogs on post acute care topics for the Company. For more information, read her blog tribute. (blog tribute: https://www.mediware.com/rehabilitation/blog/farewell-to-our-friend-and-a-rehab-industry-treasure/