Terri McDonald

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Terri McDonald

RN, MBA, CPHQ


Vice President, Consulting

As a former service line executive Terri McDonald brings extensive knowledge and experience in leading, managing and optimizing every level of the cardiovascular service line. Following a clinical career in cardiac and critical care nursing, Terri gained a diverse knowledge of administrative, operations and clinical nursing management in the acute care setting. She has served in hospital leadership roles for quality/performance improvement, accreditation, utilization/case management, medical staff services, compliance, nursing and service lines. She also has executive management experience in many clinical and administrative functions in the acute care setting.

Before joining MedAxiom, Terri spent eight years as the heart and vascular service line administrator in a co-management/shared governance model at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, a 772-bed hospital in the Florida panhandle. During her tenure, the heart and vascular service line expanded its services and regional footprint to become a tertiary-level cardiovascular program serving the North Florida/South Georgia/South Alabama region, while maintaining strong financial and clinical performance.

As a MedAxiom consultant, Terri applies her lifelong passion for advancing cardiology and cardiovascular care to help her clients succeed. She works with the entire cardiovascular care team to understand challenges and design collaborative, practical solutions using evidence-based guidelines and emerging technologies.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic Planning
  • New Program Development/Implementation
  • Regional Partnerships
  • Clinical Data Analysis and Improvement Strategies
  • Clinical and Operations Management
  • Operational Expense and Revenue Management
  • Capital Acquisition Strategies
  • Physician-Hospital Relationship Management, including Clinical Co-Management Program
  • Development/Deployment/Management
  • Project Management
  • Multidisciplinary Team Building, Coaching and Facilitation