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Colleen Morley


colleen morley

About Colleen Morley

Colleen Morley DNP RN CCM CMAC CMCN ACM-RN is the Director of Case Management Services for West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, IL and Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, IL under the Tenet System. She is MCG certified.

Previous roles include:

  • Interim Manager of Care Coordination for Chicago Family Health Centers  (FQHC)
  • Director of Case Management for MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island IL 
  • Director of Case Management at St Bernard Hospital in Chicago
  • Director of Utilization Management and Care Coordination for Meridian Health Plan of IL.
  • Director of the Care Management Department at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, IL
  • Manager of Medical Services at BCBSIL 

Dr. Morley has over 20 years of nursing experience. Her clinical specialties include Medical/Surgical, Oncology and Pediatric Nursing.

She currently holds office as President of CMSA Chicago, Director on CMSA National Board and Secretary for ANA Illinois  and has been on several national level committees for CMSA (Education, Awards), ACMA (Membership) and AAMCN (Education and Membership).  Additionally, she currently holds the position of Director on the ANA-IL Board of Directors, serving as Legislative Committee Chair and PAC Trustee. She was named Nurse Leader of the Year in 2010 by the American Association of Managed Care Nurses for her contributions in significantly updating and revising the CMCN certification curriculum in 2009-10.  Colleen has been a frequent contributor to AAMCN’s Nurses’ Notes; has been published in Case in Point’s Caseload Handbook edition and most recently in American Nurse Today in June 2017 on Communication and Collaboration Across the Interdisciplinary Team.

She has presented posters at CMSA National and teaching sessions at national level care coordination events and has recently launched her own healthcare education consulting firm, Altra Healthcare Consulting, specializing in writing and presenting continuing education programming for RNs and SWs.

She received her ADN at South Suburban College in South Holland, IL; BSN at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, MSN from Norwich University in Northfield, VT and has recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Chamberlain University in 2018.  

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