Kristen Palumbo, MHCDS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Innovive Health
As COO, Kristen works closely with the leadership team to implement strategies across the organization to support Innovive Health’s mission to provide innovative, compassionate home healthcare to a diverse population of complex patients with multiple chronic medical and psychiatric disease processes. She ensures that Innovive’s clinical team provides exceptional care that promotes increased independence, addresses social determinants of health, and improves patient outcomes in the lowest cost care environment.
Since joining Innovive in 2005 as a Case Manager, she has conducted over 20,000 patient visits and held numerous leadership roles including Director of Quality Improvement, Regional Director of Clinical Services, and Vice President of Clinical Services. She has served as a point person for many of the company’s valued payor, regulatory, and community partners while spearheading innovative programs such as the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program and telehealth-based wound care program. Kristen is board certified as a Nurse Executive.
Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University. She most recently graduated from the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program at Dartmouth College. As a leader in nursing and healthcare education, Kristen serves as the executive sponsor responsible for Innovive’s expanding list of academic partnerships, and she has previously served as an adjunct clinical faculty member.
She is active in the community and supports several community organizations that share Innovive’s mission. After being diagnosed with MS, Kristen joined forces with the National MS Society and is an active fundraiser, advocate, and educator for the organization.