Tracy Fritts PT

VP of Quality and Outcomes/Leadership Development
Consonus Healthcare/Rehab

EXPERIENCE

As Vice-President of Quality and Outcomes, Tracy is responsible for clinical programming and outcomes, strategies for regulatory and payment reform and corporate compliance. Additionally, she occupies a dual role as Vice-President of Leadership Development for both Marquis Companies and Consonus, with oversight of the Internship, Ascend and Administrator in Training programs, mentorship of current leaders and coordination of succession planning.

ABOUT ME

Tracy Fritts fell in love with physical therapy while working as a rehab aide, and she feels privileged to still be part of the dynamic profession. With constantly growing research, better techniques, more high-tech tools and a commitment to evidence-based practice, she knows the opportunity to improve a client’s quality of life has never been greater.

Tracy joined Consonus in 1995 as Rehab Director at Marquis Vermont Hills, and her success story has been defined by making the most of the company’s career development opportunities. After serving in Area Director positions for Oregon and Washington, she oversaw 51 rehab programs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho as Regional Vice-President of Operations.

Now as Vice-President of Quality and Outcomes, Tracy is responsible for clinical programming and outcomes, strategies for regulatory and payment reform and corporate compliance. Additionally, she occupies a dual role as Vice-President of Leadership Development for both Marquis Companies and Consonus, with oversight of the Internship, Ascend and Administrator in Training programs, mentorship of current leaders and coordination of succession planning.

Tracy graduated from Oregon State and also earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. She is a Certified Expert in Exercise for Aging Adults (CEEAA), and over the last decade has attended, mentored and now facilitates the Leadership Institute for Leading Age of Washington. She serves on the advisory board for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at George Fox University, as well as the National Association for Long Term Care (NASL). A frequent presenter at industry gatherings, she shares her expertise on topics including functional outcomes, Medicare regulations and effective leadership strategies.

A life-long Oregon resident, she lives with her husband and two sons only one exit past the Beaverton home in which she grew up. She loves to cook, attend Zumba classes and read—usually in the bow of the boat while the boys fish off the back. She is also passionate about volunteering and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

PUBLICATIONS & INVOLVEMENT

Policy Talk: Acting on Clinical Data to Improve Care
Repeal of the Therapy Cap: A letter to our clients from Tracy Fritts

Board Positions

Certified Expert in Exercise for Aging Agults (CEEAA)

Leadership Institute for LeadingAge WA Facilitator

Advisory Board for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at George Fox University

National Association for Long Term Care (NASL) Board Member

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Board of Trustees

LAMP Institute for Leadership Certification American Physical Therapy Association

EXPERTISE

Prepare for Changing Regulations and Payment Models by Tracking Functional Outcomes

Presented at

  • IHCA Annual Conference, September 2016
  • MatrixCare Summit, September 2016

Quantifying the IMPACT of Clinical Interventions with the CARE Item Set

Presented at

  • IHCA Annual Conference, September 2017
  • WHCA Annual Conference, May 2018

The Role of Compliance in Facing the Scrutiny of Audits

Presented at

  • IHCA Annual Conference, September 2013

Integrating Technology into Therapy

Presented at

  • WHCA Annual Conference, May 2012

PUBLICATIONS & INVOLVEMENT

Policy Talk: Acting on Clinical Data to Improve Care
Repeal of the Therapy Cap: A letter to our clients from Tracy Fritts

Board Positions

Certified Expert in Exercise for Aging Agults (CEEAA)

Leadership Institute for LeadingAge WA Facilitator

Advisory Board for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at George Fox University

National Association for Long Term Care (NASL) Board Member

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Board of Trustees

LAMP Institute for Leadership Certification American Physical Therapy Association