Kaiser Permanente appoints new Continuum Administrator
Denise Laws was recently named Continuum Administrator for the Marin-Sonoma Service Area.
Denise brings more than 30 years of clinical experience to this role, including nursing leadership, performance improvement, implementing evidence-based practice, program development, care coordination across the continuum, utilization management, and accreditation and regulatory processes.
“I am honored to serve Kaiser Permanente and our members in my new role,” Denise says. “I am excited to be a leader in the continuum where the primary focus of our care is home first and developing programs to keep our members in their homes and in their community.”
Denise began her career at Kaiser Permanente in 1987 as a staff nurse at the San Rafael Medical Center. In 1990, she transferred to Santa Rosa, where she served in a number of increasingly responsible management positions, including Patient Care Coordinator, Assistant Nurse Manager, Department Manager, Director Clinical Education Practices & Informatics, and most recently as the Coordination of Care Services Director.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Dominican University, a masters in nursing administration and leadership from Sonoma State University, and an Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of San Francisco.