The American Nurses Association Illinois has chosen Rachel Reichlin, our Nurse of the Week, as one of their 2nd Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Winners. Rachel is the Manager of Care Management for CountyCare, a Medicaid managed health plan offered by the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) in Chicago, IL.
The 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Winners are chosen by a panel of peers based on professional achievement, leadership, and community and association involvement. As a manager at CountyCare, Rachel helped build the company’s infrastructure and she now oversees the care coordination services offered to ensure that members receive the right care. Colleagues who nominated Rachel commended her for creating and putting new policies for population care management into place, as well as using data analytics to create Medicaid coverage innovations for their members.
In her free time, Rachel donates her time to several community non-profits and professional associations. She is involved with the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, The Heartland Alliance School Based Health Center at Uplift, and Nurses for Social Justice. Rachel has also traveled internationally in the past to partner with communities conducting health assessments in Israel, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.
Rachel completed her undergraduate degree at the Rush University College of Nursing before pursuing a master’s in Public Health and Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to starting her work with CCHHS in 2014, Rachel was a maternal and child health care manager at PCC Salud Family Health Center and a domestic violence prevention advocate. The 2nd Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Winners were awarded in September at Rush University Medical Center.
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