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Kristine Shields, MHA MSN RN LNCC

Homewood, Illinois

Clinical Expertise

Accreditation Standards
Ambulatory Services
Correctional Healthcare
Emergency Medical Services
Hospital Licensure
Hospital Quality
Hospital Risk Management
Hospital Safety
Medical Staff Credentialing
Occupational Health
Outpatient Services
Pre-Hospital Health Care
Regulatory Compliance
Risk Mitigation

Primary Areas of Expertise

Emergency Department Operations and Standards

Critical Care Operations and Standards

Hospital Operations and Ambulatory and Outpatient Services.

Independent Provider Practice Management

Occupational Health and Correctional Health

I am a registered nurse and healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in improving patient safety, experience, and clinical outcomes. I have business acumen and an in-depth understanding of hospital operations, regulatory compliance, and accreditation. My experience is in prehospital and emergency nursing, short-term and long-term acute care hospital administration, consulting, provider practice management, and ambulatory services giving me a diverse and broad knowledge base in both clinical and executive level operations.



  • Medical record review, summary and analysis
  • Medical record chronology of relevant facts
  • Interpret medical terminology and procedures
  • Prepare medical specials
  • Identify and recommend potential defendants, key witnesses
  • Identify and evaluate potential experts
  • Evaluate mechanism of injury
  • Assess causation, damages, contributing and/or mitigating factors
  • Review case documents, complaints, 622 reports, pleadings and motions
  • Understand what is at-issue and the legal strategies used by attorneys
  • Prepare for interviews and depositions
  • Prepare interview questions, key points
  • Attend and report on independent medical examinations (IMEs)
  • Research and integrate relevant medical and nursing literature from authoritative sources in support of the medical facts and issues.


Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Toxic tort
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Forensic/criminal



  • Masters in Healthcare Administration
  • Masters in Science of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse



  • Prehospital care
  • Emergency department nurse
  • Short-term acute and long-term acute care hospital administration
  • Hospital quality, safety, and risk mitigation
  • Patient flow and Throughput
  • Process Improvement
  • EMR and data footprint
  • Hospital licensure, regulatory compliance, and accreditation standards
  • Medical Staff credentialing
  • Independent provider practice management
  • Ambulatory and outpatient services
  • Occupational Health
  • Correctional Health



  • MHA
  • MSN
  • RN
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
  • CPHQ- pending
  • NEA-BC pending

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