Joyce Schaner - RN Case Manager - Metro Health Hospital

RN Case Manager at Metro Health Hospital



Current location

United States

Work category

Medical and Nursing



Joyce Schaner currently serves as a Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager for the Metro Health Integrated Healthcare System, which serves communities in the West Michigan and Grand Rapids area. She began her training in the administration of medical care in the early 1980s at Davenport College, from which she earned an Associate of Science in Paramedics. Joyce Schaner returned to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1995.

Since her graduation from the University of Detroit Mercy, Joyce Schaner has worked in numerous nursing and administrative capacities. In 2000, she held positions at Saint Mary’s Mercy Medical Center as a Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Preceptor, and Committee Member, as well as at Metropolitan Hospital Medical Center with roles in the Emergency Department as a Clinical Coordinator and a Staff Nurse in the Urology Department.

Joyce Schaner's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Metro Health Hospital - RN Case Manager

CURRENT POSITION ED/ICU and float Role consists of utilization review of charts on all newly admitted patients; verification of coverage and benefits with the health insurers; discharge planning; provide patient education and coordination of care with other health care providers.

Key Skills
Management Nursing
2006 - 2011

Spectrum Health - RN Case Manager

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children's hospital, a multispecialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health. We invest in our people by supporting a dynamic, high-performing workplace. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes a commitment to provide an exceptional experience for patients and their families. Spectrum Health supports successful career growth, in an innovative environment.

R.N. Case Manager - Visiting Nurses/Infusion Pharmacy 7/2006 to 4/2011 As a home care RN my role was to provide and coordinate individual patient services and to assist in the overall maintenance and evaluation of coordinated home care. Charting was done romotely via a lap top and with the abiltiy to access patient's health informantion and to send patient information electronically. R.N. Case Manager - Medical Group 4/2011 to 7/2011: By accessing patient's records I was to plan and prioritizes care for individuals and population of patients, focusing on strategies that will promote optimal health within populations. Plans and prioritizes care for individuals and population of patients, focusing on strategies that will promote optimal health within populations. Demonstrates expertise, current knowledge in nursing care and management of a caseload of patients of varying complexity and seeks to improve patient, family and health systems/community outcomes through the application of educational concepts / skills and preventive care in a managed care environment.

Key Skills
Management Nursing
2004 - 2006

FOREST VIEW HOSPITAL - Nurse Extender for Psychiatrist & R.N. Supervisor for Adolescent Unit

As a nurse extender I was responsible for doing history and physicals on newly admitted patients in to the hospital; Making medication suggestions and writing patient orders under the supervision of the the psychiatrist. As the supervisor of the adolescent unit I was responsible for staffing issues; employee evaluations; budget issues and direct patient care.

Key Skills
Nursing Supervisor
2002 - 2004

Life Science Resources - Travel RN

St John ’s Health Center: Clinical Coordinator Ambulatory Surgical Services Post-op Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center: Staff R.N. Emergency Department

Key Skills

Joyce Schaner's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - Nursing/RN

University of Detroit Mercy

BSN; Graduated with Honors


Bachelor/Degree - Paramedic

Davenport College

Associates Degree

Joyce Schaner's Additional Information



Roller Blading


Among the charitable organizations that Joyce Schaner is involved with are the Humane Society and the organization Right to Life, whose mission statement commits it to protecting the gift of life from conception to death.