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Trace Hathaway

Clinical Liaison, RRT


➢ Organizational Acumen with Impressive Results

➢ Strong Experience in the Medical Industry

➢ Foster Cohesive Group Collaboration

Recognized for quickly creating “best-in-class” practices, I have consistently brought stability, growth and continuity to clinical operations. As an intuitive project planner, program manager, and client success leader, I leverage my clinical background with true operational savvy. A proven driver of process efficiencies, I possess a unique blend of medical industry knowledge and technological prowess.

My passion for taking on complex projects and creating smooth systems and processes ultimately benefits patients and their families. As a facilitator and coach of change across multiple environments, I lead by recognizing team members’ strengths and developing streamlined paths for growth and profitability. This allows your clinical and nursing teams to focus exclusively on what they do best. If you are positioned for growth or change– and you need a process-focused industry expert, let’s have a conversation about how I can help your group achieve further success with clear program leadership.

Known for: Commitment to increasing productivity ⋅ Using technology to drive smart strategy ⋅ Calmly decisive in high-pressure, high-profile situations ⋅ Empowering & team-centric style leadership ⋅ End-user technology training ⋅ Unwavering commitment to excellence ⋅ Skilled at planning and running programs ⋅ Reviving & completing unfinished projects. Key Skills: Root Cause Analysis • Risk Mitigation • Strategy to Action • Process-Driven • Six Sigma White Belt • Transparent Communication • Creative Solutions • Project Planning • International Marketing

Work experience


Clinical Liaison

Kindred Healthcare

Assess patient clinically for potential admittance and facilitate transfer. Increase referrals by developing relationships with referral sources. Educate sources on insurance and facility requirements. Work with insurances to obtain authorization for coverages.

"Go-to” hub for internal and external client interactions, including: physician practices, hospitals, senior living facilities, and clinical environments. Noted for quick turnaround in critical care project management within 24 hours.

Known for delivering fresh and practical patient/client interaction. Used patient satisfaction surveys to follow-up to make incremental improvements to protocol. Helped make one employer’s marketing team one of the top 2 in the nation system-wide.

Created and executed solid timelines, accurately conducting patient facility transfers, thus mitigating operational and logistical risks. Key participant of a citywide marketing endeavor; yielded top national rank for Kindred hospital in 2014.

Earlier roles included: Facilities Manager and Registered respiratory Therapist. Companies: THI Specialty Hospital of Mid-America LTAC, Olathe Medical Center, and Vencore Hospital.

Jan 1996Present

Critical Care Therapist

HCA Midwest

End to end patient care, including preparation, procedure, recovery, education and follow-up. After implementing multiple team-based efficiencies, was acknowledged for ability to build group cohesion using collaborative leadership.

• On time and under budget end-to-end program management for educational seminars.

• Led cost saving and continuous improvement measures by cross-training employees where possible, saving overtime and contract hours. • writing protocols and updating policy and procedures.

• Tenure of excellence in patient clinical care.

Expertise: Code Blue Response Team. ER, Trauma Team, ICU, NICU, PCU, CCU, EKGs, pediatrics and labor and delivery unit, bronchoscopies, Interim Manager for the Sleep Lab.

Procedures: Ventilator Management, ventilator weaning, suctioning, trach care, code blue team, BiPAP, CPAP, and bronchoscopies.


PRN Respiratory Therapist

Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
Handle all aspects of patient care including preparation, procedure, recovery, education and follow-up. Procedures include: Code Blue Response Team. ER, Trauma, ICU, EKG, and labor and delivery unit.


Jan 2013Jan 2015


University of Saint Mary's

MBA expected spring of 2015.


BS, Respiratory Care

University of Kansas Medical Center


Health Education
Patient Safety
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Respiratory Care
Medical Terminology
Epic Systems
Long Term Acute Care
Direct Patient Care
Patient Education
Emergency Room
Respiratory Therapy
Acute Care
Critical Care Unit (CCU)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Trach Care
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Critical Care
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)