Barbara Berger

by Rachad Davis

April 17, 2017

Vice President, Care Management Services,
FirstCare Health Plans

Barbara Berger is an advanced practice clinical nurse specialist with over 25 years’ experience in health system nursing, informatics, and managed care.

Prior to joining FirstCare, Barbara served in roles as a critical care clinical nurse specialist, and director of nursing in tertiary and community hospitals in Northeast Ohio. Most recently, she spent eight years serving as the director of clinical management for SummaCare, a regional provider-owned health plan in Akron, Ohio. Barbara earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio and her master’s degree in nursing administration and critical care nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has co-authored a number of textbooks on topics such as critical care oncology nursing (a 1998 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award winner) and laboratory and diagnostic testing handbooks. Barbara is also an accomplished public speaker—keynoting at her alma mater and speaking at the American Society on Aging and other industry events.