JOAN HUTTON, BA, RN, CPC
President | CEO
(Certified Personnel Consultant)
(Executives | Consultants | Compliance)
Joan has in-depth background in all areas of the placement process and has succeeded in developing a reputation of the highest caliber of service from her Florida office. Clients and candidates alike affirm The Hutton Group, Inc.’s reputation as one of the best nationwide healthcare search and placement firms in the country. “By Professionals For Professionals” is our motto and improving the quality of healthcare and our candidates’ lives is our mission.
Joan is an RN with a BA in Psychology and Master’s work from Marygrove College and the University of Detroit in Detroit, MI; a Diploma of Nursing Education from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) through the National Association of Personnel Services. She had 15 years of nursing administration and education background before becoming Chief Nursing & Chief Operating Officer. She taught and managed in major medical center/teaching hospitals as well as community hospitals. She is actively involved in the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Florida Association Healthcare Quality, American Health Information Management Association and the Health Care Financial Management Association.
Joan is a nationally recognized speaker on career strategies, revitalizing corporate careers and future trends in quality and information management. She has published articles on related subjects in a number of health care professional journals. She conducts workshops for professional groups and teaches senior seminars to the graduating classes at major colleges and medical universities. She has also been on the Advisory Boards for three major colleges. She served as Chair of the Marketing Task Force for the National Association of Healthcare Quality and has served three times on the Board of the Florida Association of Healthcare Quality including as president.
SUE SCHUTTER, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Director of Clinical Services
(Quality, Risk and Case Management)
Sue is an RN with a Master of Hospital and Health Administration degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. She received her three-year nursing diploma from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, also in Cincinnati. Sue is a member of the National Association for HealthCare Quality and maintains certification as a Certified Professional for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She has served as a member of the board for the State Association of Healthcare Quality and maintains membership in the Alumni Association of Graduate Program in Health Services Administration, Xavier University.
Sue’s career encompasses administrative positions in nursing and quality management in tertiary teaching hospitals and in a network of health care centers that provide medical services to a rural population. She has been a consultant in hospital loss prevention practices for a national insurer and a consultant in utilization management practices for a national proprietary hospital network and a managed care organization. Additionally, she has conducted educational seminars on Medicare reimbursement for physicians and their staffs.
Director of Finance and Revenue Cycle
Nancy’s career spans health systems, hospitals, consulting firms, large physician enterprises, home care, hospice and behavioral health, with extensive experience in leading business growth, strategy and operations to scale, especially accounting operations and finance. She is proficient at pivoting strategy based on an ever-changing external healthcare environment.
Nancy has a Masters in Administration from University of California, a BSN from Columbia University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
She was a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (f/k/a Coopers & Lybrand) prior to her management career in fiscal and clinical operations at Stanford University, Detroit Medical Center and other large health systems. Her primarily focus was turning around fiscal and clinical operations. She achieved a two million dollar profit for a large medical group in ten months. She later assisted a large faith-based healthcare system to achieve top performance in two of their hospitals. She enjoyed analyzing operations based on work flow and the engagement of all revenue cycle participants.
In other work environments she has been a project leader; working directly with C-Suite leadership. Engagements focused on revenue cycle improvements through clinical operations and assistance with implementation of information systems for preparation of physician enterprise alignments.
Nancy joined The Hutton Group Inc. as Director of Finance and Revenue Cycle.
MICHAEL L. ZIMMER, MSA
Director of Administration, Finance & Nursing Executive Search
Michael has a Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University who became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1983. He has spent the most significant portion of his career working within the finance arena in a diverse group of healthcare settings. Organizations that have benefitted from Michael’s expertise have ranged from a large integrated healthcare system to a small family-owned nursing home.
As a Certified Internal Auditor, Michael focused on regulatory and reimbursement issues involving Medicare and Medicaid agencies. He has assisted health care organizations in recovering substantial funds from the government, while helping strength internal control systems to insure maximum reimbursement in the future.
Michael served as Director of Financial Compliance or a Medicare HMO, the financial coordinator for a physician service network, the controller for an integrated senior campus (250 bed nursing home, day care centers, HUD subsidized housing), and as a self-employed consultant for hospitals, nursing homes and professional trade organizations. He has worked extensively with officials at local, state and federal levels. His network of contacts includes many individuals actively working at the forefront of current issues revolving around healthcare finance and regulatory compliance.
The Hutton Group, Inc.
1855 Bridgepointe Cir, Ste #23
Vero Beach, FL 32967