Denise Atwood

Managing Director
JD, RN, CPHRM

Denise Atwood

Corporate Compliance, Healthcare Risk Management

has over 10 years of experience as a published speaker and author for risk, healthcare, compliance, and professional and corporate compliance. Denise holds an Associate degree in Nursing and Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Ms. Atwood is a Juris Doctor and she is certified in Professional Health Care Risk Management. 

Ms. Atwood has an extensive background in Quality and Risk Management and has implemented strategies to ensure businesses are in compliance with regulatory and state licensing agencies. She has experience implementing ComplyTrack (electronic system) to track incidents, inquiries, and risk education to identify trends and implement mitigation strategies. Additionally, she has developed data mapping workflows for AZARA and eCW. Ms. Atwood has also developed and implemented Frameworks for Ethical Decision-Making. 

She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Arizona Society Health Care Attorneys, Certified Professional Health Care Risk Management, and more. She is also the co-creator for the Arizona Risk Management Collaborative. Ms. Atwood also has over fifty publications and presentations over the span of her career. 

Testimonials

"SunHawk was an outstanding partner in the provision of interim leadership in compliance and internal audit for our organization.  They provided seamless coverage and advancement of our compliance and internal audit functions.  As CEO, I had no concerns or worries during our engagement.  They were true partners for us!"

 
 
 

Alfred E. Pilong

 
President and CEO
Garnet Health

"James and the SunHawk team have been an invaluable resource for our Compliance Office - they are a reliable, well experienced, trusted and knowledgeable team of professionals who at a moment’s notice will take your calls or respond to your emails.

Their advice helped us navigate the ever evolving, highly regulated healthcare industry!  Whether it’s discussing report methodology or determining appropriate repayment, SunHawk provides the reassurance and confidence that you are doing the right thing!

We are honored to have partnered with SunHawk and will continue to do so in the future!"

Natasha Cogdill

Vice President/Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer
Community Health System

"SunHawk’s professionals are leaders in the compliance and risk industries. Over the years I have worked with a number of their professionals on a series of projects/issues and learned SunHawk’s professionals are problem/solution-oriented and great coalition builders. 

SunHawk Professionals get the job done and are a pleasure to work with. Commitment, Experience, Professionalism, and Integrity; that's what SunHawk Professionals brings to the table."

Gerry Roy

Vice President/Chief Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer
Phoenix Children's Hospital

"Jim Rough is among the most conscientious professionals I have encountered. When he says he is going to do something -- he does it. Jim has a broad range of experience gained over decades in leading organizations.

Now as the founder of his own firm, Jim will be enabled to provide the same high-quality service to his clients in a setting that allows greater customization to his clients' financial circumstances."

Frank M. Placenti

Chair, US Corporate Governance & Securities Regulation
Practice, Squire Patton Boggs

"SunHawk Consulting's HIPAA Check Program provided us with an invaluable third-party review of our HIPAA policies and practices. The tracking tool SunHawk includes with the Program has become an integral part of our continued monitoring for HIPAA compliance.

Jan Elezian's extensive hands-on compliance experience was evident during site visits and staff interviews as she translated difficult subject matter into practical use scenarios and provided quality feedback. Thank you SunHawk team!"

Nancy Lipman

Vice President, Compliance
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

"SunHawk provides an array of dynamic professionals, each with significant subject matter expertise and a problem-solver approach. Beyond their knowledge and conscientious work ethic, however, is a team of caring individuals who strive to furnish individualized, tailored assistance with a personal touch. 

Jim Rough's dedication to the success of SunHawk clients is evidenced by his strategic and prospective thinking complemented by his ability to truly anticipate the needs of a company in the midst of the complicated compliance climate. I highly recommend SunHawk for companies of any size seeking actionable solutions and measurable results."

Michelle Missal

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Paragon 28, Inc.

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