Inspired by her grandmother's nursing home experience as a young girl, Christine Bakke found her calling. Every week for 13 years, she would visit her grandmother and observe the devotion the nursing home staff showed to residents, as well as the depth of their care.
Up & Comers - 2010
As a catcher on the University of Pennsylvania's baseball team in the early 1990s, Ben Breier had a unique opportunity that his teammates didn't have: the chance to see every aspect of each ballgame play out in front of him.
Carladenise Edwards is surely an up and comer, but the organization she was recently hired to lead has a long way to go before its own future is assured.
Give Fallon Community Health Plan Privacy Officer Jeannette Frey, 40, a pile of arcane patient-privacy laws to grapple with and you might be surprised by her reaction.
Gerald “J.P.” Gallagher got started in hospitals early. He spent a summer during high school working in a physician billing office. Culling piles of rejected bills, he checked the accuracy of the ICD-9 code and addresses and so forth, marking a star, circle or triangle to keep track of errors he detected.
John Hill has quite a story to tell. Hill, 39, took over as president and CEO of the 303-bed Medical Center of Aurora (Colo.) and Centennial Medical Plaza in April 2007 after working 3 1/2 years as chief operating officer of HCA's 542-bed Medical City Dallas Hospital.
Since the ninth grade, just about every step Jim Kendrick has taken led him on the path to being a hospital executive, with one exception: working as a jump master at a bungee-jumping tower.
Six years ago, Mike Robertson was running Piedmont Mountainside Hospital's respiratory therapy department, volunteering for new committees and special projects the hospital's new owners were announcing, and raising two young children at home with his wife.
The word “VIP” conjures up many images of red carpets, bouncers and special backdoor passes. To Kimberly Russo, 38, taking care of a VIP patient on a typical day in the nation's capital means getting a high profile patient into the hospital without interference from the media or the public.
When Jennifer Sinclair accepted a position as controller of 523-bed St. Dominic-Jackson (Miss.) Memorial Hospital in 2001, she saw it as a good opportunity to gain a foothold at a large, tertiary hospital. And Sinclair, now 38, was adept at jumping when an opportunity presented itself.
Mike Stuart got a unique opportunity in 2002, when he was asked to join the newly formed Daughters of Charity Health System.
Chad Wable left a recruiting camp for the National Football League roughly a dozen years ago for a career in healthcare, but not the medical degree he had pursued and carefully considered as an undergraduate.
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Maureen McKinney talks with Jennifer Sinclair, one of the 12 young healthcare executives who make up this year's class of Up & Comers. Sinclair, vice president of finance and chief financial officer at St. Dominic-Jackson (Miss.) Memorial Hospital, discusses the importance of strong leadership and offers some advice for other young healthcare administrators.