ABOUT THE WOMEN'S HEART FOUNDATION
Cheryl Lunnen, RN
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Cheryl Lunnen, RN
Ms. Lunnen is nurse-manager
of the Cardiac Surgery Department at Union Memorial Hospital
in Baltimore. Ms. Lunnen has served as an Advisor to WHF since
Summary of qualifications
1998 - 2000 Union Memorial Hospital Maryland
- Manager Open Heart Surgery Administration
Assumes responsibility for the creation, implementation and daily
operations of the cardiac surgery information systems. Manages the
open-heart surgery administrative office and physician practice.
Supervises the OR scheduling, office scheduling and capital resources.
Participates in program development for cardiovascular services.
May 1983 - Wheeling Jesuit University West
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Sara White Award for Excellence in
1983-2000 Union Memorial Hospital Maryland
Nurse manager, Open Heart Surgery Administration
Contributes to planning decisions relevant
to the cardiovascular service information systems. Manages information
systems software maintenance activities to assure current and accurate
data. Submits monthly administrative reports reflecting cardiovascular
surgical volume and outcomes. Provides and analyzes data for managed
care contracts, marketing and cardiovascular performance improvement.
Designs databases for cardiovascular service
used for national bench marking, operative note and discharge summary
generation. Designs cardiac related database for surgical assistants.
Currently working on database for cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Conducts in-service and training sessions for professional and nonprofessional
staffs in the cardiovascular service line.
Prepares formal cardiovascular presentations,
nationally and internationally for surgeons at Union Memorial Heart
Institute. Slide presentations done in PowerPoint in Spanish as well
Management of office for 1000+ cardiac surgery
patients. Handles personnel functions, professional and nonprofessional
to include hiring, supervision scheduling, training, performance
reviews and dismals. Direct reports include clinical specialists,
medical secretaries, billing personnel and scheduling coordinator.
Serves as expert resource for nurse clinicians,
including physical assessment of patients pre-operatively and post-operatively
and administration of anticoagulation therapy. Designed and implemented
patient self-monitoring anticoagulation program for patients with
mechanical valves. Serves as a resource for MedStar Health Home Care
including the development of a skills competency, on site training
and a clinical pathway. Participate in the development of patient
education materials for cardiovascular service line.
Clinical RN III, Open Heart Surgery Administration
Served as nurse clinician responsible for
patient teaching preoperatively, physical assessment post-operatively
and data collection. Teaching discharge class.
Patient Care Coordinator
Participated in the development and management
of critical pathways, including data collection, data entry and analysis
as well as training staff in the implementation of pathways.
Clinical instruction, supervision and evaluation
of students in UMH School of Nursing in Med-Surg, OB & Pediatric
rotations as well as classroom instruction.
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse
Performed routine staff duties on medical-surgical
unit. Nominated for nurse of the year. Performed as designated charge
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