Diane Ball is a skilled consultant, trainer and group facilitator. She comes to the Baird Group with over 35 of years of nursing, leadership, and healthcare experience. Her diverse background includes critical care nursing, cardiac rehab nursing, staff and patient education, complimentary therapies, business development, leadership and patient centered care.
Ball served as the patient centered champion at Delnor hospital between 2005-2010 and successfully implemented the Planetree model of patient-centered care which achieved the Gold Designation status. She consulted for Planetree from 2010-2013 and authored three articles in their PlaneTalk Magazine on breaking down organizational silos, building patient advisory councils, self-care using heart focused stress management and a web paper titled “Walking in the Patient’s Shoes.”
She has earned her BSN at Kent State University and MSEd from Northern Illinois University.