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Kristin MacDonald

Kristin MacDonald

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Kristin MacDonald is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Health Administration's Health Services Organization and Research Program. She is currently working on her dissertation titled "Experienced compassion at work and nursing home certified nursing assistants' well-being and turnover intentions." Kristin received her Master’s degree in Health Care Policy & Management from Stony Brook University in 2009. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including as a nursing home administrator, adult care home administrator, clinical nutritionist, and she operated her own private nutrition counseling practice.  Kristin has also worked as an adjunct instructor for health services and health administration students, receiving an "Excellence in Service to Students" award in 2017. As an adult care home administrator Kristin’s organization was featured in U.S. News and World Reports’ “Best Nursing Homes” list, receiving a 5-star rating for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.  She also guided this facility through a ‘zero-deficiency’ state survey in 2012, and her organization received state-level recognition for adoption of person-centered care.