Judy Baskins, RN, BSN, Consultant at the Galway Group, was formally the Chief of Clinical Integration and Ambulatory Services for Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina. She began her career as the founding Director for Palmetto SeniorCare one of the original On Lok Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) demonstration programs that started in 1988. From there she established a consulting division for the provision of technical assistance to health care organizations developing PACE programs nationally, created multiple geriatric programs including a geriatric fellowship program, lead the Health System Physician practice network and created the systems population health strategy. Under Judy’s leadership Palmetto Health developed a Clinically Integrated Network of both employed and community physicians organized to improve quality and reduce cost of health care in the community creating a platform for managing financial risk for multiple patient population. In addition, she oversaw Home Health, Hospice, Private Duty Services, Outpatient rehabilitation services, Skilled Nursing facility, case management and discharge planning, care coordination and transitions of care efforts and the development and implementation of post-acute care services.
Judy was the founding president and chair of the National PACE Association (NPA) Board and served several terms as a member of the NPA Board, the NPA Public Policy Committee and the NPA Research Committee. She is a recipient of the USC School of Nursing outstanding alumni award and served as a member of the Practice Change Fellowship Board, a national board funded by the John A. Hartford and the Atlantic Philanthropic Foundations. She is an adjunct professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and has made multiple presentations over the years including testimony to several congressional committees about the effectiveness of the PACE model of care. She has completed Harvard’s Health Care Strategies Course. In her consulting role over the years she has assisted with the development of alternative care models for medically complex children, AIDS/HIV patients and Autistic young adults.
Judy now does health care consulting for various organizations nationally and currently provides consultation to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in the integration of post-acute care services into the State’s Medicaid Managed Care strategy.