Director of Clinical Partnerships
My name is Lisa Stearns, RN, BSN. I am the Director of Clinical Partnerships for Interim Healthcare. I have been a Registered Nurse for 30 years. I grew up in Wellington, KS and have many wonderful memories of growing up in a small town. I was fortunate to return to Wellington in 2020 and help start our Interim Healthcare office with so many of the wonderful people I grew up with. I graduated from the University of Kansas School of Nursing in 1991 with honors. Following graduation, I moved to Wichita, KS and began working at Via Christi St Joseph Hospital on the Medical-Surgical Oncology floor. In 1993, I married my childhood sweetheart and moved to Houston, TX where I would start my career at Hermann Children's Hospital in Neonatal Intensive Care. I absolutely loved working with the babies and families. I worked at Hermann Children's for 4 years. I returned to Wichita in 1997 and continued in Neonatology for the next 10 years. I became the mother of three beautiful girls. I developed a passion while working in the hospital to support and educate patients and families who were facing so many obstacles when discharging from a medical setting. This led me to a career as a Nurse Case Manager at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in 2007. While I loved working with families and physicians in the hospital setting over the next 5 years, my career path changed in 2012 when my father became very ill and required Hospice services prior to his passing. My family and I watched my father receive the kindest, most compassionate care I had ever witnessed. I knew I wanted to help patients and families facing similar complex illness's, navigate this difficult road. I started as a Nurse Liaison with Home Health and Hospice in 2012. My passion is educating, supporting, identifying resources and navigating difficult healthcare decisions that families, facilities, and patients are faced with. I have been with Interim Healthcare since 2014 doing what I love. I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful company, that has been serving the Wichita and surrounding communities for over 40 years.