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Marianjoy Vice President of Quality and Research Receives
National Rehabilitation Industry Award

May 7, 2008, Wheaton, IL — Recent times have brought significant challenges to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitationboth from the policy and patient access perspectives. For her outstanding leadership during this period, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) has awarded Kathleen Ruroede, Ph.D., M.Ed., R.N., and Marianjoy Vice President for Quality and Research, the 2008 INDE Award.

The INDE Award honors those Inspired, Notable, Dedicated Efforts which have had a direct and positive impact on the medical rehabilitation field and the persons served by the field through medical, clinical, scientific, management, policy, leadership, or advocacy roles.

In her leadership role at Marianjoy, Dr. Ruroede provides direction for quality and research, rehabilitation prospective payment system initiatives, and outcomes. She is responsible for cultivating collaborative research relationships with academic and professional associations to benefit the rehabilitation patient population.

Dr. Ruroede has worked with the AMRPA Data Committee since 2004 and the Research Committee since 2006. Within the Data Committee, she led the clinical and best practices initiative to learn about factors that significantly influence rehabilitation facilities’ performance and outcomes of care. Most recently, Dr. Ruroede has been involved in the development of research collaborations with the Veteran’s Administration for the benefit of returning veteran’s of the Iraqi war who have traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorders.

Dr. Kathleen Ruroede, Marianjoy Vice President of Quality and Research

Kathleen Ruroede

Prior to joining the staff at Marianjoy, Dr. Ruroede was a consultant for The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, AIG Insurance, and the National Patient Safety Foundation. Dr. Ruroede was an Associate Professor and Chair for the Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Department and Master of Science Program in HRM at Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. There she launched the first Master of Science in HRM graduate program of its kind in 1993—a distance education program based upon adult learning theory.

Dr. Ruroede has a Ph.D. in Research Methodology and an M.Ed. in Adult Education from Loyola University in Chicago; a B.S. in Health Science from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois; and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois.


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