Cathy Barrett

Executive VP of Business Administration

Parastar

Cathy is a Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of clinical and health care management experience. Cathy has served as an executive with Community EMS and has successfully led “turn around” around projects and has implemented key strategic solutions that have resulted in organization exceeding quality, financial and other performance goals. She has extensive experience with audits, compliance, coding, billing, quality, contracting and work flow evaluation and design. Cathy has developed and successfully implemented several quality based programs that have increased patient satisfaction, achieved quality measure compliance, decreased length of stay, reduced mortality and improved financial performance.

Cathy is an experienced health care consultant as well as a guest speaker at a national level. She holds degrees from U of M, MSU, CMU and Schoolcraft College.

Certifications include Family Nurse Practitioner, Medical Coding, LEAN, ALS and BLS.

Cathy received the Nurse Practitioner of the Year award from both the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2003. Cathy is past President of Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and remains active as a reimbursement expert. Cathy continues to work clinically in the Emergency Department.