Sandra L. Yeater’s career includes management positions in a wide variety of health care organizations. Most recently Ms. Yeater retired after 12 years as Executive Director of Integrity Health Group, the largest pediatric medical practice in Western New York. While at Integrity, Ms. Yeater was instrumental in practice growth from two to four locations plus integrating patients from several closed practices. Ms. Yeater led the Practice through re-branding, and numerous quality initiatives including population health management, becoming recognized by NCQA as one of the first Patient Centered Medical Homes in Western New York. She currently holds NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Content Expert Certification (PCMH CCE).
Ms. Yeater holds a New York State Nursing Home Administrator license. She has held Administrator positions in Ithaca and at several facilities in Buffalo as well as Interim or consulting Administrator in Buffalo, Syracuse and Jamestown.
Prior to becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Ms. Yeater was Health Center Administrator at Groton Health Center, a New York Article 28 facility. At Groton she also led the quality initiatives for the corporation, wrote grants and was assistant nursing home administrator. She started an adult day care program and opened a Medicaid Dental clinic in downtown Ithaca with a HUD grant.
During and following the Federal Health Planning Legislation of the 1980’s, Ms. Yeater was the Program Director/Health Planner for the Tompkins County Health Planning Council. Ms. Yeater wrote a research paper on infant mortality rate in Tompkins County that lead to new maternal and infant programs by the County Health Department.
After graduating from Cornell University with an M.B.A. and Sloan Certificate in Health Administration, Ms. Yeater became the first Administrative Fellow at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA and then Assistant Vice President. Ms. Yeater was a research technician in the Cornell Veterinary School for six years between her M.B.A and B.S. in Biology and Genetics from Cornell University.
Currently Ms Yeater is providing consulting services to several medical practices in Western New York. She is working with HealtheLink of Western New York on a research project to improve the sharing patient medical records between providers. Ms. Yeater is a member of the National, New York and Western NY Medical Group Management Association, New York State Women and National Association of Professional Women. She is prior President of the Rotary Club of Buffalo and Buffalo Rotary Foundation.