Providing RN oversight on every case from day one
Lisa S. Keener, RN
How long have you been a Nurse? I have been a Registered Nurse for 30+ years and in health care for 35+ years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of South Carolina and was in the last class to have a 5 year program; this allowed for 2 years of theory and 3 years of bedside clinical experience. What experience do you bring to BrightStar Care®? I have most of my years of experience in critical care and emergency room nursing, both in bedside and leadership roles. I enjoy case management and patient advocacy, working efficiently in fast-paced environments. With extensive experience within all aspects of nursing, I work to provide the best possible patient outcomes. I enjoy teaching, educating, and encouraging others in health and wellness. The last 12+ years have been in Home Health Care with expertise in private care and community resources. While still in nursing school, I was asked to be on The Joint Commission task force for accreditation of our nursing program. This opportunity combined with a strong sense of integrity, has established my love for quality care and assurance and utilization review. I was principle in development of policies and procedures at BrightStar Care of Asheville. I worked hard to prepare my team to secure the initial Joint Commission accreditation, and am proud to say that I led our office in achieving a 100% compliance with no findings in our last survey! I have also served as an expert witness. What aspect of your job are you most passionate about? I am passionate about quality care, holistic nursing, focusing on wellness and health improvement. I enjoy ensuring quality care of our clients by a well-trained and supported team. I provide A Higher Standard of Care for our BrightStar Care® clients by... Valuing them as individuals, celebrating the life they have lived and entrusted to our care. I strive to take time to get to know them and understand what is important to them and their families. My goal is to leave their home with them knowing they STILL matter! If you have questions about how RN oversight works at BrightStar of NC - Asheville, or if want to speak with our Director of Nursing, please call us at (828) 255-1733.