About Us

Dr. McNew has held executive leadership positions that improved patient care, streamlined healthcare operations, reduced medical errors, and supported defense lawyers for medical malpractice cases. As a result of these experiences, Dr. McNew created a method that identifies and evaluates critical variables for hospital leadership, processes, structures, medical and nursing care, and the impact on medical malpractice claims and costs. Dr. McNew also observed that defense and plaintiff lawyers were often unaware of these variables and how they could impact the outcome of their case.

The solution is a proprietary case evaluation method using clinical and healthcare dependent and independent variables. The data from these variables are analyzed and interpreted into meaningful information to support the lawyer’s case for the best outcome.

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Dr. Rusty McNew

Dr. McNew has held executive leadership positions that improved patient care, streamlined healthcare operations, reduced medical errors, and supported defense lawyers for medical malpractice cases. As a result of these experiences, Dr. McNew created a method that identifies and evaluates critical variables for hospital leadership, processes, structures, medical and nursing care, and the impact on medical malpractice claims and costs. Dr. McNew also observed that defense and plaintiff lawyers were often unaware of these variables and how they could impact the outcome of their case.

The solution is a proprietary case evaluation method using clinical and healthcare dependent and independent variables. The data from these variables are analyzed and interpreted into meaningful information to support the lawyer’s case for the best outcome.

SERVICES

▸ Initial Case Review for Merit

▸ Case Chronologies, Indexing and Organizing Medical Records

▸ Proprietary Case Evaluation Strategy for Deposition and Court Proceedings

▸ Synthesis of Deposition and Court Proceedings and Opposing Counsel Court Testimony and Exhibits

▸ Resolve High-risk Clinical Issues in the Hospital or Healthcare Facility Prior to Deposition and Trial

▸ Hospital and Facility Medical Error Prevention Assessment

▸ Healthcare Governing Board and Senior Leadership Medical Error Prevention and Malpractice Training

▸ Governing Board and Senior Leader Patient Safety and Error Prevention Training

CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Nursing Practice degree [DNP], American Sentinel University

Master of Liberal Arts degree, Southern Methodist University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] degree, University of Texas at Arlington

Certified Executive Nursing Professional, Association of Nurse Leaders

EDUCATION

Doctor of Nursing Practice [DNP], American Sentinel University

Master of Liberal Arts [MLA],
Southern Methodist University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN], University of Texas at Arlington

LICENSE

Registered Nurse, State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

CERTIFICATION

Certified Executive Nurse Practice [CENP], American Organization of Nurse Leaders

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Surgeons

American Organization of Nurse Leaders

American Red Cross Trauma Cadre

Aspen Publishing

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Association of Woman’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses

Emergency Nurses Association

North Texas HEDIS Coalition

U.S. Federal Healthcare and Public Sector Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council

U.S. Federal Homeland Security Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council

University of Texas at Arlington Nursing Students’ Association

EXPERIENCE

System Chief Nursing Officer, United Surgical Partners International (2018 – 2020) Corporate responsibility for practice standards, quality care, performance improvement, patient safety, error prevention, medical malpractice avoidance, remediation, and supporting defense counsel, nursing education, medical staff credentialing, privileging and peer review, human resource functions, infection prevention, budget, business development, federal and state healthcare licensing requirements, Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Occupational Safety and Healthcare Administration, and accreditation standards for the Joint Commission on Accreditation, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and Det Norske Veritas.

Corporate Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Tenet Healthcare (2016 – 2018) Led the corporate strategy for performance improvement, evidence-based practice standards, clinical protocols, federal and state licensing requirements, accreditation standards, clinical research, emergency management, medical device reporting, medical malpractice avoidance, remediation, and support for medical malpractice defense counsel.

Corporate Regional Nurse Executive, Tenet Healthcare (2012 – 2016) Led the implementation and success with practice standards, medical malpractice mitigation, remediation, and support for defense counsel, federal and state Medicare requirements and national accreditation standards, nursing budget responsibility, human resource functions, and business development clinical function for hospitals located in Texas, Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Philadelphia, and Massachusetts.

Chief Nursing Officer, Tenet Healthcare (2007 – 2012) Led the nursing and clinical practice strategies that followed national standards, medical error prevention, medical malpractice mitigation and remediation, regulatory and accreditation, and performance improvement for hospital and outpatient departments.

Corporate Quality Manager, Tenet Healthcare (2002 – 2007) Conducted comprehensive onsite audits for quality, practice standards, patient safety, medical error prevention, and medical malpractice avoidance for ambulatory surgery centers, free-standing emergency rooms, home health, nursing home, and rural, urban, community, and academic hospitals.

Director of Quality Management [Successive promotions], Parkland Health and Hospital System (1991 – 2002) Developed and led strategies that targeted quality and safe practice standards, error prevention, risk avoidance, and regulatory and accreditation for one of the largest non-investor-owned health systems in the nation.

Emergency Department Trauma Resuscitation Nurse, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1990 – 1991) Provided nursing care and audited adherence to the American College of Surgeons trauma designation practice standards for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center physician and Parkland Health and Hospital System nursing and clinical staff.

Associate Unit Manager, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1990) Supervised licensed and unlicensed hospital staff for the operating room post-anesthesia care unit, audited adherence to medical staff and nursing practice standards, federal and state licensing requirements, and provided direct nursing care to patients.

Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse, Parkland Health and Hospital System (1987 – 1991) Supervised licensed and unlicensed staff and provided nursing care for general-medical units, surgical and trauma intensive care unit, neurosurgical intensive care unit, and cardiovascular intensive care unit.

Clinical Faculty, The Joint Commission on Accreditation (1994 – 2000) Developed curriculum and educated hospital leaders on strategies to comply with national quality accreditation standards and federal requirements.

APPOINTMENTS

U.S. Federal Homeland Security Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council Co-chair

U.S. Federal Healthcare and Public Sector Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council

Aspen Publishing Consulting Editor

American Sentinel University Admissions and Retention Committee

Trinity Valley Community College School of Nursing Advisory Board

El Centro College School of Nursing Advisory Board

American College of Emergency Physicians Association Clinical Indicators Group

North Central Texas Health Plan Employer Data Information Set Coalition

American Red Cross Trauma Nurse Cadre

University of Texas at Arlington Nursing Students’ Association President

PUBLICATIONS

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2019). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2019. Twenty Second Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2018). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2018. Twenty First Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2017). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2017. Twentieth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2016). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2016. Nineteenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2015). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2015. Eighteenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2014). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2014. Seventeenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2013). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2013. Sixteenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2012). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2012. Fifteenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2011). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2011. Fourteenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2010). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2010. Thirteenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2009). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2009. Twelfth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2008). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2008. Eleventh Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2007). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2007.Tenth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2006). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2006. Ninth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2005). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2005. Eighth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2004). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2004. Seventh Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Aspen Publishing. (2004). (Contributing Author). Health Care Quality & Outcomes Management. Supplement #5. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Aspen Publishing. (2003). (Contributing Author).
Health Care Quality & Outcomes Management. Supplement #4. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2003). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2003. Sixth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Aspen Publishing. (2002). (Contributing Author). Health Care Quality & Outcomes Management. Supplement #3. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2002). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2002. Fifth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Aspen Publishing. (2001). (Contributing Author). Health Care Quality & Outcomes Management. Supplement #2. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Guenter, P., Silkroski, M. (2001). (Contributing Author). Tube Feedings: Practical Guidelines and Nursing Protocols. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2001). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2001. Fourth Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Aspen Publishing. (2000). (Contributing Author). Health Care Quality & Outcomes Management. Supplement #1. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (2000). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 2000. Third Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Aspen Publishing. (1999). (Contributing Author). Health Care Quality & Outcomes Management. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Lima, D., Painter, S. (1999). (Contributing Author). Ambulatory Care & Outpatient Services: Forms, Checklists & Guidelines. Supplement II. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (1999). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 1999. Second Edition. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Lima, D., Painter, S. (1998). (Contributing Author). Ambulatory Care & Outpatient Services: Forms, Checklists Guidelines. Supplement I. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

McNew, R. (Ed.) (1998). Emergency Department Compliance Manual: JCAHO and Legal Requirements 1998. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Lima, D., Painter, S. (1997). (Contributing Author). Ambulatory Care & Outpatient Services: Forms, Checklists & Guidelines. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

Lawrence, K. (1994). (Contributing Author). Radiology Administration: Forms, Checklists & Guidelines. Gaithersburg, MD.: Aspen Publishers.

MEDIA MENTIONS

“MLMIC Research Library”. Dateline. Vol 18. No1. Spring 2019. Berkshire Hathaway. Spring 2019. New York, NY.

“Healthgrades Recognizes Tenet Hospitals”. Tenet Healthcare. May 2018. Dallas, TX.

“National Nurses Week”. Tenet Healthcare. May 2018. Dallas, TX.

“Celebrate Patient Safety Week”. Dallas, TX. May 2018. Tenet Healthcare. May 2018. Dallas, TX.

“MLMIC Research Library”. Dateline. Vol 17. No 2. Fall 2018. Berkshire Hathaway. Fall 2018. New York, NY.

“Helping Nurses Who Can’t or Want Help Themselves”. Health Leaders. March 14, 2016. Brentwood, TN.

“Ambulatory Quality Standards Set the Pace”. Ambulatory Care. November 1994. Gaithersburg, MD.

“Customer Satisfaction Includes the Physician”. Ambulatory Care. February 1994. Gaithersburg, MD

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

McNew, R. “COVID-19: Immediate Clinical and Operations Strategy.” United Surgical Partners International, Baylor Scott and White Health System, Conifer, and Tenet Healthcare. Addison, Texas. March 2020.

McNew, R. “National Nursing Practice and Clinical Standard.” United Surgical Partners International and Tenet Healthcare. March 2020.

McNew, R. “National COVID-19: Immediate Clinical and Operations Strategy.” United Surgical Partners International, Baylor Scott and White Health System, Conifer, and Tenet Healthcare. Addison, Texas. February 2020.

McNew, R. “Wrong Patient, Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure.” United Surgical Partners International and Tenet Healthcare. Addison, Texas. November 2019.

McNew, R. “Practice Standards, Regulatory Requirements, and Medical Error Prevention for CEOs, Administrators, and Physicians.” United Surgical Partners International. Phoenix, Arizona. 2019.

McNew, R. “Practice Standards, Regulatory Requirements, and Medical Error Prevention for CEOs, Administrators, and Physicians.” United Surgical Partners International. Orange County, California. 2019.

McNew, R. “Business Development and Mitigating Medical Error.” Ascension Health System. Nashville, Tennessee. October 2019.

McNew, R. “Medical Staff Peer Review.” United Surgical Partners International. Nashville, Tennessee. October 2019.

McNew, R. “Clinical Practice Standards, Variation, Medical Staff Peer Review.” Outpatient Joint Summit. United Surgical Partners International. Dallas, Texas. February 2019.

McNew, R. “Case Study of the Use and Correlation of a Pre-employment Psychometric Personality Assessment and Chief Nursing Officer Job Effectiveness.” Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Detroit, Massachusetts. May 2014.

McNew, R. “Case Study of the Use and Correlation of a Pre-employment Psychometric Personality Assessment and Chief Nursing Officer Job Effectiveness.” Baptist Health System. San Antonio, Texas. April 2014.

McNew, R. “Case Study of the Use and Correlation of a Pre-employment Psychometric Personality Assessment and Chief Nursing Officer Job Effectiveness.” Tenet Healthcare. Dallas, Texas. March 2014.

McNew, R. “Case Study of the Use and Correlation of a Pre-employment Psychometric Personality Assessment and Chief Nursing Officer Job Effectiveness.” American Sentinel University Research Defense. Aurora, Colorado. December 2013.

McNew, R. “Chief Nursing Officer, and Practice Standards.” Tenet Healthcare. Dallas, Texas. October 2012.

McNew, R. “Chief Nursing Officer, and Practice Standards.” Tenet Healthcare. Dallas, Texas. August 2011.

McNew, R. “Practice Standards, Patient Outcomes, Risk for Litigation.” Tenet Healthcare. Dallas, Texas. April 2010.

McNew, R. “Practice Standards, Patient Outcomes, Risk for Litigation.” El-Centro College. Dallas, Texas. March 2009.

McNew, R. “The Passion for Nursing.” Trinity Valley College. Dallas, Texas. September 2008.

McNew, R. “Survey Readiness.” Tenet Health System 2007 Quality Summit. Dallas, Texas. February 2007.

McNew, R. “Exceeding Regulatory Compliance Requirements.” Tenet Healthcare. Dallas, Texas. January 2006.

McNew, R. “Conducting Root Cause Analysis for Sentinel Events.” Tenet Healthcare. Dallas, Texas. May 2005.

McNew, R. “Merging 2004 Joint Commission and CMS Requirements with Quality Outcomes.” Tenet Health System. February 2004.

McNew, R. “2003 JCAHO Standards.” Tenet Health System. Dallas, Texas. February 2003.

McNew, R. “Surviving a CMS Validation Survey.” Tenet Health System. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. November 2002.

McNew, R. “Primary Nursing in Critical Care.” University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Grand Rounds. Dallas, Texas. February 2001.

McNew, R. “Exceeding Regulatory Compliance Requirements.” Children’s Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. October 2001.

McNew, R. “New Joint Commission Standards for the Executive.” Children’s Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. October 2000.

McNew, R. “New Joint Commission Standards for the Executive.” Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council, Dallas, Texas. March 1999.

McNew, R. “How to Merge Quality with Regulatory Standards.” Children’s Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. October 1998.

McNew, R. “Conducting Root Cause Analysis for Sentinel Events.” North Texas Society for Risk Managers. Irving, Texas. May 1998.

McNew, R. “Conducting Root Cause Analysis for Sentinel Events.” Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council. Irving, Texas. May 1998.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council. Irving, Texas. October 1997.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” Atlanta Hospital Association. Atlanta, Georgia. November 1995.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” Massachusetts Hospital Association. Boston, Massachusetts. November 1995.

McNew, R. “Merging Performance Improvement with Regulatory Standards.” Texas Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Arlington, Texas. October 1995.

McNew, R. “Meeting or Exceeding the Joint Commission Standards.” Houston Area Management of Information Association. Houston, Texas. May 1995.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” South Carolina Hospital Association. Columbia, South Carolina. April 1995.

McNew, R. “Improving Organizational Performance.” National Association of Professional Linen. Administrators. Dallas, Texas. March 1995.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” Texas Hospital Association. Dallas, Texas. February 1995.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” Tampa Hospital Association. Tampa, Florida. February 1995.

McNew, R. “Care of the Patient Standards: A Functional Approach.” Ohio Hospital Association. Erlanger, Kentucky. October 1994.

McNew, R. “Improving and Measuring Performance.” Texas Tumor Registry Association. Fort Worth, Texas. June 1994.