Introducing . . . RVNAhealth’s Medical Records Compliance Coordinator, Christine Tracy

It’s a rare day that Christine Tracy is not the first one to arrive at the RVNAhealth offices, frequently clocking in by 7:00am.  She’s a natural early bird, a calendar phenom, a marathon runner, an organizational wizard, and just about the person you most want to run into in the company kitchen. Take a moment to meet Christine yourself.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

I was born and lived in a couple of places in Westchester County, New York and then moved to New Milford, CT just in time for middle school and I stayed there until my husband and I bought a house and moved to Brookfield several years ago.

What is your role at RVNAhealth?

I started out as the professional scheduler but I am now the Medical Records Compliance Coordinator. (Editor’s note: In 2021, Christine was again promoted to Supervisor of Health Information Management) I interact with the field staff (nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists) and their supervisors to ensure paperwork compliance. I also connect with the doctors in our community who provide services to our patients in order to ensure all medical orders are signed and in order in the patient record.

How long have you been at RVNAhealth?

I’m coming up on 5 years this November. (Editor’s Note — make that 8 years! This item was written in 2018.)

What brought you here?

A former supervisor of mine from a nursing homing where I worked as a CNA came to RVNAhealth (then RVNA) and absolutely loved the atmosphere here. When the professional scheduler job opened up, she called me right away and encouraged me to apply.

What is your favorite part of your job?

I love that my job lets me utilize my organizational skills. Medicare regulations ensure that my days are always packed with something new and I am NEVER bored!

Have you ever considered becoming a nurse?

It was something I considered briefly when I was working as a CNA. I have always been drawn to the healthcare field in some form.

What do you love to do when you’re not working?

I enjoy anything that lets me be creative. I paint along with Bob Ross which might be the most relaxing thing I’ve ever done. I’ve also dabbled in woodworking, building some of my bedroom furniture and even constructing pieces that have made it into my office to help keep me organized.

What is your hidden talent?

My coworkers will tell you that I ALWAYS know how many days there are until Christmas.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

The first thing I would want to do would be to provide financial security for my parents. They’ve been 100% supportive of me for my entire life, it’s the very least that I could do. I’d also probably continue to expand my dog’s wardrobe.

Do you have a favorite RVNAhealth moment or story?

I think my favorite would be when we moved into the new location. Everything was so shiny and new and everyone was just beyond excited. It was the most joyous chaos I’ve ever seen.

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