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Patient Care Services Leadership Team
Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, MS, FAANCarmen Vega–Barachowitz, MS, CCC-SLP, FASHA
Director, Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders & Reading Disabilities
Administrative Director, Chaplaincy Department
Administrative Director, Medical Interpreter Services
EDUCATION
2014


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1978

Simmons College, Boston, MA
Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Professions Education

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2014 – Present


1996 – 2014


1992 – 1996

1989 – 1991
Director, Departments of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders & Reading Disabilities, Chaplaincy, and Medical Interpreters

Director, Department of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders & Reading Disabilities

Supervisor/Coordinator Acute Care Inpatient Services Speech and Language Pathology

Staff Speech-Language Pathologist
Visiting Nurse Association, Boston, MA
1986 – 1989
Staff Speech-Language Pathologist
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree, MA
1984 – 1985
Staff Speech-Language Pathologist
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
1982 – 1984
Staff Speech-Language Pathologist
Easter Seals Society of Dade County, Miami, FL
1980 – 1981

1979 – 1980
Staff Speech-Language Pathologist

Clinical Fellow Speech-Language Pathology
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
1984 – Present

1980 – 1984

1980 – Present
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, MA

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, FL

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech–Language Pathology, American Speech–Language Hearing Association
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2013 – Present


2010 – Present


1998 – 2010


1998 – 2004


1994 – 1998


1991 – 1996

Trustee
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
MGH Institute of Health Professionals, Boston, MA

Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
MGH Institute of Health Professionals, Boston, MA

Adjunct Faculty, School of Communication, Sciences and Disorders
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication Disorders
MGH Institute of Health Professionals, Boston, MA

Clinical Associate, Department of Communication Disorders
Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston University, Boston, MA
AWARDS & HONORS
2015

2009 – 2013

2010

2009

2009

2003, 2004

1998 – 2001
Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Partners in Excellence Award

The Boston Business Journal’s 2010 Champions in Health Care Award

Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Service in the Latino Community

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Diversity Champion

Partners in Excellence Award

Partners in Excellence Award
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2014 – Present



2013 – 2015


2013 – 2015


2013 – Present


2012 – Present


2010 – 2014

2009 – 2014

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2003

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1982

1981
Alternate Speech-Language Pathology representative, American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professions Advisory Committee

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association representative, Joint Commission Professional & Technical Advisory Committee

Member, Continuing Education Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association SIG 15 Gerontology

Member, Advisory Committee Boston University’s Sergeant College of Allied Health Professions Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Member, Health Care Economics Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Member Professional Advisory Board, Houston Aphasia Recovery Center

Member, National Advisory Board, Pearson Education, Speech and Language Pathology

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Nominations and Elections Practices, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Member, Multicultural Issues Board, American Speech-Language- Hearing Association

Member, Steering Committee, Administration and Supervision American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Special Interest Division

Member, Professional Practices in Speech–Language Pathology Coordinating Committee, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association

Member, Biomedical Sciences Career Program 2002 Conference Committee

Member, American Speech–Language Pathology Standard Setting Studies: The Praxis Series

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Practice in Speech–Language Pathology, American–Speech–Language–Hearing Association

Advisor, Biomedical Sciences Career Program

Outcomes Column Coordinator, Administration and Supervision American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Special Interest Division 11 Newsletter

Member, Clinical Issues Committee, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Communication Disorders American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Special Interest Division 2

Member, National Outcomes Measurement System Design Committee–Acute Care Services–American–Speech–Hearing Association

Issue Editor, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Communication Disorders American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Special Interest Division 2

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Changing Role of the Speech–Language Pathologist Across the Health Care Continuum, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association

Member, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Professional Advocacy, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association

Member, Expert Panel in Clinical Practice, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association

Member Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Neurovascular Disease

Editor Miami Association of Communication Sciences Newsletter

Co–Editor, Miami Association of Communication Sciences Newsletter
PUBLICATIONS
Cohen, AK, Goldsmith, T, Vega-Barachowitz, C. (in press) Speech-language pathology in the acute inpatient setting. (In) Medical speech-language pathology: A practitioner’s guide. 3rd ed. A Johnson & BH Jacobson, eds. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Ives Erickson J, Daniels AD, Smith ME, Vega-Barachowitz C. (2008). Recognizing clinical excellence at all levels of practice, JONA. 38:68-75

Vega-Barachowitz, C. (2003), Leadership Development. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 13 (1)

Vega–Barachowitz, C. (2001). Staff's Outcomes: Satisfaction and Retention. American Speech–Language–Hearing Association. Administration and Supervision Special Interest Division 11 Newsletter, 11 (1), pp.16–17

Vega–Barachowitz, C. (2000). Outcomes measurements and management. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Administration and Supervision Special Interest Division 11 Newsletter, 10(1), pp. 8–9.

Vega–Barachowitz, C. (1999). Speech–language pathology practice in the acute care setting. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders Special Interest Division 2 Newsletter, 9 (2), p.3–4.

Vega–Barachowitz, C. & Roth, C. (1999). Health Care Issues Brief– Acute Care Setting, Publication developed under the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on the Changing Role of the Speech–Language Pathologist Across the Health Care Continuum.

Working with bilingual language disability, Book review, Applied Psycholinguistics (1991)

Working with Bilingual Language Disability, Book review, Applied Psycholinguistics (1991)
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Katherine Holterman, Renee Kinder, Dee Adams Nikjeh, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. Coding, Documentation and Reimbursement for Speech-Language Pathologists: Learn the Basics from the Experts. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Denver, CO, November

Katherine Holterman, Renee Kinder, Dee Adams Nikjeh, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. Ask the Experts About Speech-Language Billing, Coding, and Documentation. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Denver, CO, November

Katherine Holterman, Renee Kinder, Dee Adams Nikjeh, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. OCD-10 and Hot Topics for Speech-Language Pathologists. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Denver, CO, November

Inzana, Rebecca & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Innovative Training Model in Medical Speech Pathology: The MGH Graduate Student Experience in Medical SLP. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Denver, CO, November

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Developing a Career Path as a Leader and Advocate. American Speech-Hearing-Language Health Care Business Institute. Phoenix, AZ, July

Luis Riquelme, Nancy Swigert, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Staying Alive: How SLPs Add Value and Lessons Learned in Acute Care. American Speech-Hearing-Language Health Care Business Institute. Phoenix, AZ, July

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness, Association of Multicultural Members of Partners. Boston, MA, June

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Cultural Sensitivity and Quality of Care: The Patient’s Perspective. MGH Institute of Health Professions Communication Sciences and Disorders CSD 723.. Boston, MA, April

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Clinical Excellence for Diverse Populations. MGH Institute of Health Professions Senior Administration Meeting. Boston, MA, March

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Homelessness & Healthcare. MGH Patient Care Services Diversity Committee. Boston, MA, February

Denise Dougherty, Katherine Holterman, Dee Adams Nikjeh, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. The Amazing Race: Staying Ahead of Coding & Reimbursement Changes. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Orlando, FL, November

Robert Burkard, Denise Dougherty, Leisha Eiten, Katherine Holterman, Dee Adams Nikjeh, Stu Trembath, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. Ask the Experts About Audiology & SLP: Billing, Coding & Documentation. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Orlando, FL, November

Guardia Banister, Leslie Portney, Michael Sullivan, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, Building an Academic-Practice Partnership to Foster Interprofessional Education and Practice. Massachusetts General Hospital Board of Trustees Educational Subcommittee, Boston, MA, May

Rebecca Inzana & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. The Massachusetts General Hospital Graduate Student Experience in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (poster presentation). American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Health Care and Business Institute. Las Vegas, NV, April

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Wayne Holland, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. 2014 & Beyond: Health Care Coding & Reimbursement for SLPs. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Chicago, Il, November

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Wayne Holland, Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, & Tim Wiese. Rules & Tools for SLP Coding and Billing. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Convention, Chicago, Il, November

Guardia Banister, Laurie Clabo, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz The Interprofessional Dedicated Education Unit Experience: An Innovative Model of Teaching Interprofessional Patient and Family Centered Care. MGH Executive Committee on Teaching and Education. Boston, MA, September

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Speech-Language Pathologists in the Health Care Setting. School of Allied Health Sciences Texas Tech University Spring Conference, Lubbock, TX, February

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Evidence Based in Medical SLP Practice: Emerging Trends. School of Allied Health Sciences Texas Tech University Spring Conference, Lubbock, TX, February

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Ethical Issues and Controversies in SLP in the Health Care Setting, School of Allied Health Sciences Texas Tech University Spring Conference, Lubbock, TX, February

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Assessment and Intervention of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Consultative Approach. School of Allied Health Sciences Texas Tech University Spring Conference, Lubbock, TX, February

Mary L. Casper, Paul R. Rao, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Shift Happens: Strategies for Approaching the Changing Face of Healthcare. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Short Course Division 15, Atlanta, GA, November.

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. The View from A Practice Setting: MGH. Changing the Future of Speech-Language Pathology: Developing a Professional Doctorate at the MGH Institute, Boston, MA, November

Gaurdia Banister & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Interprofessional Education: Promoting Teamwork and Team-based care. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, October

Michael Biel, Nancy Creaghead, Gail Kempster, Susan Langmore, Jennifer Peacoc, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. The Clinical Doctorate: Consensus Meeting Panel Presentation Acute Care, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, July

Regina Doherty, Joyce Shapiro Gordon, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Unconscious Bias: How it Affects Our Interactions and Decisions in Providing Care. MGH Institute of Health Professions Interprofessional Seminar panel presentation, Boston, MA, February

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Providing Optimal Care for People with Disabilities: Will I make a Difference?, MGH Institute of Health Professions Interdisciplinary Seminar, Boston, MA, February

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Mentoring Throughout The Journey From Junior To Senior Clinician, American Speech-Hearing-Language Association 2008 Pre-Convention workshop, Chicago, IL, November

Audrey Cohen, Tessa Goldsmith, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Validation and Implementation of MGH Swallow Screening Test: 2007 Update, American Speech-Hearing-Language Association 2007 Convention, Boston, MA, November

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz Smart Solutions For The Emerging Labor Market: A Forum For Networking And Information Exchange, US Department Of Education’s Disability Employment Series, Boston, MA, September

Audrey Cohen, Tessa Goldsmith, & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Development and Implementation of Swallow Screen for Acute Neuroscience Patients, American Speech-Hearing-Language Association 2006 Convention, Miami, FL, November

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Best Practices and Employment of People with Disabilities, Job Accommodation Network Conference, Boston, MA (September, 2006) Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Improving Oral and Written Communication for ESL CS&D Graduate Students, American Speech-Hearing-Language Association 2004 Convention, Philadelphia, PN, November

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Far From Home, MGH Institute of Health Professions AHANA Latino Heritage Month Celebration, Boston, MA, October

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Understanding Hispanic/Latino Heritage, MGH Revere Health Center, Revere, MA, October

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Cultural Awareness and the Health Professional, MGH Institute of Health Professions Student Orientation, Boston, MA, September

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. The Healthcare System in Cuba, Cuba Revisited: Building Bridges to a Broader Community, Boston, MA, September

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Health Disparities from a Rehabilitation Perspective, MGH Health Disparities Conference, Boston, MA, September

Paige Nalipinski & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Even If You Aren’t Drowning: A Lifeline for Clinical Supervisors, Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November

Trish Gibbons & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. The MGH Clinical Recognition Program, MGH Nursing Alumni Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Behind the Word Latino, MGH Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, MGH Charlestown Health Center, Charlestown, MA, September

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Getting Into Health Professional School and Succeeding, Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference, Boston, MA, March

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Everyday People, Martin Luther King Celebration, Association of Multicultural Members of Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, January

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Clinical Narratives: A Tool for the Journey from Novice to Expert, Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA, November

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Behind the Word Latino, MGH Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, October

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Families and Professionals as Partners: A Privilege and Solemn Commitment. MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Lecture in Honor of Our Children and Families, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Conference, Boston, MA, May

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Expertise in Clinical Practice. Stephanie Macaluso Award Ceremony. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, November

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Pathway to Leadership II: Career Development. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, October

Sucheta Kamath & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Strategic Learning to Maximize Organization and Memory. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, September

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Clinical Placement in Acute Care Based on Medical Residency Model. American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA, November

Jane Grobman & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. CHIP: Closed Head Injury Protocol, Mid-South Conference Communicative Disorders, Memphis, TN, February

Jane Grobman & Carmen Vega-Barachowitz. Diagnosis and Management of the Adult Closed Head Injured Patient, Invited Speaker Florida Speech Language Hearing Association CEU Workshop, Miami, FL, October

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