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Kathy Mertens, MSN, MPH, RN

Kathy Mertens, MN, MPH, RN is currently an Assistant Administrator and Director of Ambulatory Nursingat UW Medicine - Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. In her leadership role Kathy works with colleagues from medicine, nursing and other disciplines to develop team based practice models that bring measurable value to patient care. She has been an active AAACN member for 14 years.

Kathy’s professional career includes broad experience in ambulatory clinical practice, hospital staff nursing, health care administration, and quality and process improvement. She has presented locally and nationally in a variety of settings, most recently on Care Coordination Between Hospitals and Clinics at a Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative. She has co-authored publications on colorectal cancer screening, patient centered measurement and self management support via web-based records.

Kathy received her BSN at the University of Wisconsin and her Masters in Nursing and in Public Health from the University of Washington.     [ Click for More ]