NKCH Physician Relations Staff

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To contact a liaison, email Colleen and Kristi.

NKCH Physician Liaisons Colleen Bardone and Kristi Neff:

  • Facilitate introductions and communications between referring physicians and specialty physicians
  • Inform physicians of hospital procedures and services
  • Onboard new physicians
  • Assist in issue resolution  
Colleen Bardone and Kristi Neff

Colleen Bardone (left) and Kristi Neff

Bardone, who joined NKCH as a physician liaison in 2015, has a 20-year background in healthcare as a hospice liaison and pharmaceutical representative. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications, cum laude, from Rockhurst University. 

Neff has more than 15 years of experience in strategic healthcare management. She joined NKCH in 2017, previously serving as the hospital’s employer health representative and coordinator of Business Development and Corporate Sponsorships. Neff, who has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, also worked in various business development and marketing capacities at the University of Maryland Medical System, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, and the Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Facilitate introductions and communications between referring physicians and specialty physicians
  • Inform physicians of hospital procedures and services
  • Onboard new physicians
  • Assist in issue resolution