Margaret "Peggy" Allard, MSN, RN
Peggy is the owner of Allard and Associates, LLC, a consulting service on legal and health benefits. She has 35 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, from providing direct patient care to managing a healthcare facility as the CEO. As a civilian RN and naval officer, she has worked in large medical centers, community hospitals and clinics. Throughout her naval career she was active in staff education, a featured speaker at seminars and the primary educator for the staff coronary care course.
As a legal nurse, Peggy uses her expertise to review and analyze medical records in cases involving healthcare litigation. She has seen first-hand how nursing documentation can directly impact the outcome of a case and the advantages and challenges associated with the use of the electronic medical record. She has a diploma in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing administration from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She also holds a certificate in legal nurse consulting and is a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and is licensed in South Carolina.