As a Utilization Management Specialist (UMS) at Children's Hospital, Rosanna Padron-Gutierrez '01 has many responsibilities. She provides daily clinical reviews to insurance companies, works with physicians and Inpatient Case Managers to ensure timely discharge of patients, appeals any denials of medical payment and works with other departments to generate Children's yearly denial reports.
Rosanna's well-rounded Alverno education is invaluable to her profession, helping her see nursing as something "beyond the bed-side." As Rosanna aptly puts it, "Because of my Alverno education I see myself as more of a big picture thinker, how our department's activities affect the organization and the organization's role in the community." Rosanna also believes her Alverno education is helping her navigate the recent changes in healthcare.
Rosanna recalls a time when she first heard of Alverno when very few people were aware of it existence. But now that Alverno is celebrating its 125th anniversary she is amazed how Alverno is on the forefront of education with its sports programs, multiple level of graduate degrees and stellar reputation. Rosanna says, "I am so excited to be a part of the legacy that Alverno has created in the community and globally!"