Beth Hennessey, RN, BSN, MSN
Beth is the Executive Director at Sutter Center for Integrated Care. She leads the strategic planning and development of innovative care delivery approaches for sustainable, high quality, patient-centered care. Beth is passionate about the urgency for transformational change in our health care delivery practices and consults with providers and leaders across the health system to embrace the need for person-centered, evidence-based, coordinated care.
Beth has more than 30 years of health care experience in clinical and leadership positions in a variety of settings including home care, acute care, case management, medical practice management and higher education. Prior to joining Sutter, Beth and Paula Suter developed the Home-Based Chronic Care Model™, which received national awards for excellence from the National Association of Homecare and Hospice (NAHC) and Modern Healthcare. Under her leadership the Home-Based Chronic Care Model evolved into the Integrated Care Model (ICM). Beth previously served on the Board of Directors for NAHC, and also served as the President of the Homecare Association of Arkansas.
Paula Suter, RN, BSN, MA
Paula is the Clinical Director of Integrated Care Management (ICM) at the Sutter Center for Integrated Care. Drawing from her clinical and academic experience, she designs, implements, and evaluates person-centered health care delivery programs to meet the needs of patients and populations. Paula is passionate about advancing excellence in home and community care, establishing this sector as a value added partner for healthcare reform. She has more than 30 years of health care clinical and leadership experience in a variety of settings including home care, acute care, intensive care, cardiac rehab, education, and research.
She currently sits on the executive committee for a national health care quality initiative and has served as a reviewer for a leading homecare journal. In 2012, Paula was selected as one of 73 participants in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMMI) Innovation Advisors Program.