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WAND Member of the Month - January

Tuesday, January 14, 2020  
Posted by: Jessica Trippler
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Valerie Shurley, MBA, MS, RDN, CD, holds an MBA with a focus on Leadership from Concordia University, Texas, an MS in Family and Consumer Sciences, Specializing in Nutrition from Stephen F Austin State University, and a BS in Kinesiology - Health Promotion and Fitness from The University of Texas at Austin.  As a Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager with Touchpoint Support Services in Wisconsin, Valerie manages 20 employees in clinical nutrition and diabetes teams at 4 hospitals and 3 outpatient clinics, provides support for 18 hospitals and oversees a $1.1 million-dollar budget. An organized and systems level thinker with a strong operational and business mindset, Valerie has created numerous clinical, patient services and operational program improvement initiatives by collecting and analyzing data and making appropriate recommendations to key stakeholders.  She has implemented state-wide standardization initiatives, including those addressing electronic documentation, malnutrition, coding and billing, patient dining, productivity, policies and procedures and a statewide enteral formulary.  She successfully provided guidance for clinical expansion outside of the traditional inpatient role, including a telehealth expansion program.

Valerie is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Wisconsin affiliate, currently serving on the Nutrition Services Payment Committee and Delegate to the Academy for Wisconsin. She was awarded TouchPoint Clinician of the Year 2019, Emerging Dietetic Leader 2018 and received St. David’s Hall of Fame Award in 2014. In 2013 she was appointed to The Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians by Governor Rick Perry. Valarie has spoken at numerous regional conferences and provided guest lectures at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Concordia University, Texas, St. Augustine University and The University of Texas at Austin. 

 

Learn more about Valerie here.