Andrea Frazier, Faculty Advisor and Assistant Professor in the Lindenwood College for Individualized Education program at Lindenwood University-Belleville, has been named the recipient of a St. Louis Case Manager of the Year Award by the Case Management Society of St. Louis (CMSA-STL). She received the award during the organization’s chapter conference on Thursday, Oct. 6, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Frazier, who has a long career history in the health care field, was nominated for the award by her peers within the community and the St. Louis chapter of the national CMSA organization. The honor recognizes case managers for annual achievement and for outstanding performance as patient advocates and models of CMSA standards of practice.
“The award was a complete surprise,” Frazier said. “I have served on the conference committee since 2009 and as chair for the past two years. There were more than 100 nurses at the conference that evening, so when I was announced as the winner I could have been knocked over with a feather.”
Frazier worked as a nurse from 1983 to 1988, specializing in critical care and emergency medicine. She then moved to the insurance industry and worked for United Health Care, formerly known as Sanus Health Plan. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Medicine and was involved with a partnership between the school and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She left the managed care industry in 2007 to start her own case management company, A Frazier and Associates, LLC, which now boasts a staff of eight nurses.
An adjunct in the LCIE program at Lindenwood since 2001, Frazier was hired full-time at the Belleville campus in September 2011. She holds master’s degrees in health management and business administration from the University and is nearing completion of her doctoral degree in education with an emphasis in instructional leadership at the school.
“I have such a dedication to adult learners because I am one,” Frazier said. “I just have to say that I give my sincerest thanks to the Lindenwood administration for being so supportive. They truly want their faculty to be involved in the community and to promote the ideals of the University as a whole.”
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