Bailey Advances to Case Management Director

Case Management Director, Tasha Bailey, RN, BSN

Case Management Director, Tasha Bailey, BSN, RN

Corydon, February 26, 2016: Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System (WCHCS) is pleased to announce the advancement of Tasha Bailey, BSN, RN to Case Management Director. Moving from her position as Case Manager for over two years to Case Management Director, means Tasha assumes complete departmental responsibility. Her focus is to establish appropriate patient status, obtain prior authorization for stays with insurance companies including chemotherapy treatments, working together with providers to establish the plan of care and working closely with patients and their families evaluating needs post discharge while helping to plan for the eventual transition back home or to an alternative care facility.

A 2003 graduate of Wayne Community High School, Tasha was awarded her Bachelor of Science, Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2012, and earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Indian Hills Community College. She joined Wayne County Hospital in 2006 starting on the night shift. Her nursing experience includes working as an OB delivery nurse, a charge nurse, med/surg nurse and an emergency room nurse.

Tasha chose nursing as a career partly due to the history of nursing in her family; her grandmother was a nurse for many years, and several other family members have been involved in the healthcare field and encouraged her to pursue nursing. Tasha started working at age 14 as an environmental aide at the Care Center, passing ice and changing beds.

“I’m excited about this position and taking on the challenges it presents. There are so many new regulations; I’ve learned it takes time and patience to work through the process. Being thorough, persistent and detail oriented makes things go much more smoothly both for the patient and the hospital. I find helping patients and their families understand the complicated process of a hospital stay and preparing them for discharge is tremendously rewarding,” commented Tasha Bailey, BSN, RN. “Patient interaction and having the ability to help someone in their time of need is extremely gratifying.”

Tasha and the case management team, including a physician, closely monitor the patient’s hospital stay in order to provide optimal care delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Case Management has to follow insurance regulations and strict federal and state laws which require continuous monitoring of treatment and length of stay to ensure the level of care is appropriate to the illness/condition and verify medical necessity within the guidelines.

Outside of work Tasha enjoys reading, spending time with her family; husband, Charles, and their 3 children; Madeline 9, McKenna 7 and Drake 3 years old. They make their home in Seymour and like to take walks, go fishing at the farm and being with family and friends.