Debra Labella, RN, BS, CIC, assists CMSCG clients with education and monitoring related to corporate compliance agreements and conducts ongoing quality-improvement activities, including survey preparedness in post-acute/ long-term care facilities. She conducts clinical monitoring and provides education for CMS Compliance Group clients, develops and implements policies, procedures and protocols, and has significant experience working with ventilator/respiratory specialty units.
Debra has spoken for the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and regularly provides education and training to Nurses and CNAs. Before joining CMS Compliance Group, Debra was a Senior Consultant at AGIN Inc. She has more than 35 years of experience in nursing leadership, having worked as a nurse and nursing supervisor in multiple healthcare settings. She has worked as Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Director of Staff Development, MDS Coordinator and Nurse Aide Trainer in long-term care and sub-acute settings and as a staff and charge nurse in a hospital. Debra holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.