Sarah Couture, RN, CHC, CHRC, a Managing Director at Ankura, is an experienced compliance professional with deep knowledge that spans a wide array of healthcare settings. Sarah has served as the hospital compliance officer for a large academic medical center and in interim compliance positions at various healthcare organizations across the country. She is often called on to both develop best practice compliance programs, and also deliver compliance program effectiveness assessments and compliance risks assessments for regional hospitals, academic medical centers, long-term/post-acute care companies, behavioral health/SUD centers, and many other healthcare organizations. She has served as a board compliance expert with multiple organizations under Corporate Integrity Agreements.
Sarah is a regular speaker at regional and national compliance events on topics such as physician engagement in compliance, conflicts of interest, auditing best practices, compliance risk assessment, and compliance program effectiveness. She recently co-wrote a chapter of the Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual, and serves as the Editor for the Ankura Compliance Round Up, a monthly regulatory webinar. Sarah is a charter faculty member for the HCCA Compliance Essentials Workshops where she teaches courses on governance, enforcement and incentives, and compliance program improvement.
Sarah has been a registered nurse for 20 years and has had clinical experience in multiple practice settings. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cedarville University, and is a registered nurse in the state of Kentucky.