Healthcare consultant joins Connect Experts team

Connect Experts welcomes Brenda McDonnell to Cost of Care team

Our newest team member brings more than two decades of experience as an RN and a unique combination of specialized healthcare skills to Connect Medical Legal Experts.

Cost of Future Care consultant Brenda McDonnell has extensive knowledge in rehabilitation and disability case management for traumatic brain injuries, orthopedic injuries/surgeries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, aging, chronic pain, mental health/psychological issues and other long-term or terminal medical conditions.

A registered nurse for 24 years, Brenda has worked in the Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical unit, Pediatrics, Long Term Care, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and as a Nursing Supervisor.

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She is currently employed as the Senior Ability Advisor for the South Zone with Alberta Health Services and has performed the role of a disability case manager for the organization since 2006. Brenda assists in coordinating the care and assessments of medically-absent employees for reintegration back into the workplace.

Brenda completed Connect Expert’s Legal Nurse Consultant course and as well as Nurse Life Care Planner courses. Life Coaching, Conflict Management and Personality Dimensions Facilitation program completions lend to her strong communication and assessment skills.

She has attended multiple Law Accommodation Workshops for management of persons with disabilities.

Brenda has a wealth of experience working with all stakeholders such as IME providers, physicians, treatment care providers, insurance companies, medical equipment providers, legal teams and other partners.

She is a member in good standing with the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). She is currently seeking membership to the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP).

Brenda will be providing Cost of Care reporting and other services to Canadian personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers with particular focus on southern Alberta. Welcome to Connect Experts team, Brenda! She can be reached at

 

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