Elayne Sexsmith, MBA

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
 
Phone: 319-356-0768
Email: elayne-sexsmith@uiowa.edu
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Last Updated: January 07, 2014

 

Leadership Administrative Staff: Administrator
Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
Discipline Coordinators: Health Administration
 
Discipline(s): Health Care Administration
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Curriculum Vitae

Elayne O. Sexsmith


Date of Preparation:
March 2007
Education
May, 1996 MBA, University of Iowa, emphasis in marketing
December 1974 BS, California State University, Chico, Business Administration, minor in Mathematics


Practice/Employment History, (starting with most recent)

2006 - Present Administrator, Center for Disabilities and Development, Children's Hospital of Iowa, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Plan, direct, control, and evaluate all administrative functions of the Center for Disabilities and Development. Develop strategic plan and set priorities/goals for implementation. Develop and implement policies, objectives, and operating procedures. Plan, organize, and direct renovations, remodeling and construction projects. Oversee human resources, accounts management, performance improvement, information technology, marketing, and special studies related to operations of the CDD.

1997 - 2006

Assistant Administrator, Center for Disabilities and Development (formerly University Hospital School), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Plan, supervise and evaluate administrative and program services relating to facility and program accreditation, staff development, performance evaluation, clinical operations (including clinic and inpatient unit management, oversight of medical records, patient scheduling/registration, billing), performance improvement, compliance, patient satisfaction, capital development planning, marketing, communications, and community relations.

1989 - 1997
Supervisor, Rehabilitation Engineering Department, University Hospital School, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Manage Rehabilitation Engineering Department that designs and fabricates assistive technology for children and adults with disabilities. Coordinate and expand service delivery, maintain inventories, establish policies and procedures. Implement processes to decrease cycle time, and assure compliance with state and federal safety requirements.

 

1985-1989 Information Specialist, University Hospital School, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Develop and maintain computerized databases and information systems pertaining to the areas of assistive devices and rehabilitation engineering. Using these resources, respond to individual and institutional requests for information concerning the availability of commercially made assistive devices. Edit and publish a quarterly newsletter for the state of Iowa relating to the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive devices. Develop and implement public awareness programs relative to the Assistive Devices Information Network
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1977-1985 Management Information Systems and Program Evaluation Consultant, Pacific Grove, California

As an independent contractor, worked with state agencies, school districts, county departments of education in California to design and conduct special studies, needs assessments, surveys, and interviews to determine the effectiveness of special education programs. Acted as a liaison between data processing professionals and users in designing management information systems to monitor and report on student enrollment/attendance.

1975-1977 Associate, Field Services, Educational System Planning, Chico, California
Assisted in the development and modification of computerized information systems. Assisted in program evaluation activities and in grant preparation. Conducted training sessions on new educational regulations and legislation and anticipated local impact. Assisted in the development of training programs and materials.

 

Certification and Licensure

 

Academic Appointments (current and past)

2003 - 2005 Adjunct Associate, Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa

 


Professional Affiliations and Memberships (current only)


MEMBERSHIPS 

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
American Marketing Association
Alliance for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing
Iowa City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Program
Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
Medical Home Advisory Council - IDPH

COMMITTEES

UIHC Clinical Outcomes Resource Management Advisory Committee
UIHC Performance Improvement Chairs
UIHC Accreditation Steering Committee
UIHC Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Committee
UIHC Facilities Development Steering Committee


Clinical Teaching (precepting, teaching rounds, etc.) (current to earliest)

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Publications and Presentations

Variety of presentations to school and hospital personnel as well as the public regarding the Assistive Devices Information Network and the use of assistive devices in general. 1985 -1989.

Paper presented at Closing The Gap Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 1987, titled "Data Entry by a Computer Novice with Multiple Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Approach."

Healy, A, Ramsey, C., and Sexsmith, E. "Postural Support Systems: Their Fabrication and Functional Use." January 1997. Journal of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

"Customer Service in Health Care." University Hospital School Clinical trainees. December 1997.

"Health Care Marketing." University Hospital School staff. December1997.

"Customer Service in Health Care." University Hospital School, Nursing Education. January 1998.

"Impacting Success at UHS." Special all staff event. January 1999.

"University Hospital School Services Overview." Presentation to Systems Unlimited, Inc. staff.
April 1999.

"Consumerism in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students.
January 2001.

"New Name Roll-out." Center for Disabilities and Development staff. July 2001.

"UHS Becomes the Center." UIHC management staff. July 2001.

"Performance Improvement Strategies and Success." December 2001.

"Marketplace Forces in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students. January 2002.

"Performance Improvement Success." UIHC management staff. August 2002.

"Patient Satisfaction - What Do Our Patients Tell Us?" Center for Disabilities and Development Grand Rounds. September 2002.

"Marketplace Forces in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students. January 2003.

"Marketplace Forces in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students.
May 2003.

"Acute Neurotrauma Rehabilitation." Presentation to UIHC Joint Office of Planning, Marketing, and Communication. June 2003

"Performance Improvement Success at CDD." Presentation to UIHC Performance Improvement Committee. January 2004

"Marketplace Forces in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students.
May 2004.

Various public relations presentations to local community organizations and departments within University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Guest lecturer in classes at University of Iowa on topics such as assistive technology, rehabilitation engineering, health care marketing, and consumerism in health care.

"Marketplace Forces in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students.
May 2005.

"Healy Clinic Patient Satisfaction." Center for Disabilities and Development staff, March 2006.

"Marketplace Forces in Health Care." Lecture to University of Iowa physical therapy students.
May 2006.