Maryanne Bourque, MS, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, CRCR, is the Director of Utilization/Case Management and Complex Scheduling at Nemours Children's Health, Delaware. She has 37 years of experience in pediatric nursing and has held progressive leadership roles in children's hospitals. Starting in 2017, she steered the development of a new nurse-led case management team to more fully develop comprehensive transitions of care/discharge planning that incorporates aspects of care across the continuum.
Elizabeth A. McCarraher, MSN, RN, is the Nurse Case Manager for the Orthopedic Service at Nemours Children's Health, Delaware. She is a master's prepared, experienced pediatric nurse, specializing in postsurgical care. She worked to develop the nurse case manager role with a focus on decreasing length of stay, increasing family satisfaction, and ensuring effective discharge planning. Her collaborative approach has enhanced the interdisciplinary approach to complex orthopedic patients.
Address correspondence to Maryanne Bourque, MS, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, CRCR, Nemours Children's Health, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 ([email protected]).
The authors report no conflicts of interest.