Kristin Barnum RN, BSN, MBA has worked in community health for over 20 years. She began her nursing career at Emerson Hospital in Concord MA in Oncology. As she entered into her BSN program at Rivier College she completed an internship in hospice at Home Health and Hospice in Nashua, NH where she was involved with the opening of the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. Soon her career brought her to Home Health Foundation in Lawrence MA as a clinical manager and educator. At Home Health Foundation she was co-creator of preceptor program that encouraged new nursing grads to come to community health. Kristin also created cultural diversity training for the organization which she presented at state and national conferences.
Soon after her son Robbie was born, Kristin transitioned closer to home as Hospice Director for Nashoba Nursing Service a governmental agency in Shirley MA. At Nashoba she was instrumental in the implementation of their first Electronic Medical Record and realized her passion for using data for quality improvement. She enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program at Rivier. In 2007 her husband’s new career brought the family to Enfield, NH in the Upper Valley. She completed her MBA online at Phoenix University as she worked as a Community Liaison with VNH engaging with the Palliative Care Team at Dartmouth then lead by Dr. Ira Byock to implement the hospice general inpatient level of care. In 2009, Kristin was hired to create the hospice program for BAYADA Nurses now BAYADA Home Health Inc. Throughout her career, Kristin has established various support programs for at risk populations who did not qualify for traditional home health or hospice programs to help people stay safely in their homes. Kristin, her husband Matt and son Robbie love to spend time on their boat named Waterlily motoring up and down the Intercoastal Waterway.
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