Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN

Director of Training and Development, Sutter Center for Integrated Care

 

Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN is the Director of Training and Development for the Sutter Center for Integrated Care; an affiliate of Sutter Health Care at Home.  With more than 25 years of clinical and management experience in home care, Kathy is responsible for development and training for the Center’s programs including home Telemonitoring and Integrated Care Management programs for Hospice, Home Care, and Patient Centered Medical Homes.  Her role includes seeking research and grant development opportunities to promote the use of technology and innovation in home care clinical practice.  Her overall goal is to develop resources that strengthen the clinician’s ability to care for the complex patient.  In her role she is active in the development of system-wide initiatives that seek to enhance patients’ health and quality of life.   Prior to working for the Sutter Center for Integrated Care Kathy was the Director of Clinical Programs at Partners Healthcare at Home.  During her time at Partners Kathy won ten Partners in Excellence awards for her work in innovative program development both within Partners Healthcare at Home (PHH) and for Partners Healthcare System (PHS).  Kathy was a FY 2008 Center for Integration of Medicine & Integrated Technology (CIMIT) grant award recipient to study “End-of-life Care: Technologies to Connect Patients, Families and Providers and to Control Costs.”   She serves as an editorial board member of Home Healthcare Nurse and is a national and international consultant and speaker; most recently as a telemedicine consultant in development of remote Telemonitoring programs for Canada and Northern Ireland.  Kathy is also the creator of many patient and professional educational programs and articles for nurses and physicians.