Aurora Health Care
Tell us a little about yourself?
I have been in the health care field for 20 years. I oversee accounting for hospitals, clinics, research, and foundation. I have recently gone through my first single audit which was challenging but I learned a lot.
I would say my primary focus outside of the standard job duties is to always look for efficiencies in processes, challenge my staff to do the same, while maintaining internal controls.
What are 3 words to describe your company?
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day consists of constantly changing priorities while managing the day to day tasks. Email seem to multiply constantly and there is never a lack of projects to be done. Often times I find myself working late due to volume of meeting throughout the day that limit my ability to keep up on daily tasks.
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years?
Continue to develop in my field, improve on my delegation skills, be the best leader possible for my staff to encourage their own growth and improve on staff engagement.
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
My Kindle (of course I would need unlimited power supply and internet to load new books)
Any random facts you could share with us?
I enjoy the quiet of my rural home.
I have two wonderful sons that are now both in high school and a step son that just completed his masters.
I spend too much time working and not enough time relaxing.
You’re happiest when?
I can sit with a good book and not feel guilty that something else is not getting done.
Why did you join HFMA Wisconsin?
I would like to meet new people in the industry and have access to resources for professional growth and to assist me in my position.