This department is responsible for the protection of the assets of Scottsdale Healthcare Corp. This includes the purchase of several lines of insurance (risk transfer) such as; property insurance, professional and general liability insurance, Directors and Officers insurance, crime insurance, helipad and non-owned aircraft insurance, storage tank liability insurance, etc. In addition the department is responsible for the management of the risks of the company with special attention given to patient safety issues. The goal of the department is to continually monitor risk exposures and implement plans to reduce the level of risk to the organization while continuing to provide high quality service to our patients.
Alan B. Kelly, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Alan B. Kelly joined Scottsdale Healthcare (SHC) in 2004, as General Counsel, Vice President in 2005 and became a Senior Vice President & General Counsel in 2007. His responsibilities encompass Legal, Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, Governmental Relations, Community Stewardship and Scottsdale Captive Insurance Company. He previously served for 14 years as Corporate Counsel for Virtua Health Systems in New Jersey and came to SHC from Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) where he was University Counsel for 9 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics from the University of South Carolina, Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Juris Doctor Degree from St. Louis University and finally, a Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy from Temple University. Mr. Kelly specializes in all areas of healthcare law including transactions, real estate, acquisitions, bond financing. Some of his professional affiliations include the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Bar Associate and National Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars and to all Federal Courts within those jurisdictions.
Associate General Counsel
Kris A. Deyerle is the Associate General Counsel for Scottsdale Healthcare. Her responsibilities encompass advising senior leadership on regulatory issues, risk management, litigation review, coordinating services of all external legal counsel, and negotiation of all research and clinical trial agreements. Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Villanova University, and Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Delaware, Pennsylvania and Arizona Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Lynn Barrett, RN, MSN, CHC, CPHRM
Director of Risk Management/Shea Risk Manager
Lynn joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2000 and worked as an RN Supervisor at the Osborn campus until 2007 when she joined the Compliance Department as the HIPAA Privacy Administrator/Research Integrity Officer. In 2009, Lynn became a member of the Risk Management Department and currently serves as the Director of Risk Management/Shea Risk Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Lynn is certified through the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and is certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) through the Health Care Compliance Association. Lynn is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Health Care Compliance Association, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Lindsey Goswick, RN, BSN
Risk Manager Thompson Peak Hospital
Risk Manager Thompson Peak Hospital
Corporate Compliance Analyst
Lindsey joined the Risk Management and Compliance Department in 2011 having previously served as a nursing supervisor for the Telemetry/DCU since 2006. Lindsey currently functions as the Risk Manager for the Thompson Peak Campus. In addition to her Risk Manager duties at TPK, Lindsey provides Risk Management support at the Shea campus for Main OR (including Preop and PACU), Piper OR (including Preop and PACU), Radiology and Respiratory. Lindsey also functions as a Compliance Analyst for the system. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Arizona State University. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and Healthcare Compliance Association.
Jan Ross, MHA, CPHRM, CHCQM, RN
Risk Manager Osborn Campus
Jan joined Scottsdale Healthcare January 2012. She is a diploma RN, has her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration, and her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Jan is certified through the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and is Certified in Quality through American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (CHCQM). She is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, Arizona Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, a Diplomat with the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Jan also is a Learner, Leader, Teacher with Adaptive design.
Ms. Balentine joined Scottsdale Healthcare in October 1990. Susan serves as Paralegal for the Legal and Risk Management Departments under the direction of the Sr. Vice President/General Counsel and Associate General Counsel. Ms. Balentine received her Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies from Phoenix College and completed the studies and examination to become recognized as a Certified Paralegal in 2008. Susan is a member of the Maricopa County Bar, Paralegal Division and National Association of Legal Assistants.
Carrie joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1993 in the Patient Financial Services department and joined Risk Management in April 2005. She serves as the Administrative Assistant for Risk Management. She recently received her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Phoenix College. Carrie is a member of the Maricopa County Bar, Paralegal Division.