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2010 Up & Comers: Christine Bakke

2010 Up & Comers: Christine Bakke

By Tracey Fuller  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Ben Breier

2010 Up & Comers: Ben Breier

By Jessica Zigmond  |  September 13, 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.

2010 Up & Comers: Carladenise Edwards

2010 Up & Comers: Carladenise Edwards

By Joseph Conn  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Jeannette Frey

2010 Up & Comers: Jeannette Frey

By Shawn Rhea  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Gerald Gallagher

2010 Up & Comers: Gerald Gallagher

By Gregg Blesch  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: John Hill

2010 Up & Comers: John Hill

By Andis Robeznieks  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Jim Kendrick

2010 Up & Comers: Jim Kendrick

By Vince Galloro  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Mike Robertson

2010 Up & Comers: Mike Robertson

By Joe Carlson  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Kimberly Russo

2010 Up & Comers: Kimberly Russo

By Jennifer Lubell  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Jennifer Sinclair

2010 Up & Comers: Jennifer Sinclair

By Maureen McKinney  |  September 13, 2010

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.

2010 Up & Comers: Mike Stuart

2010 Up & Comers: Mike Stuart

By Rebecca Vesely  |  September 13, 2010

Mike Stuart got a unique opportunity in 2002, when he was asked to join the newly formed Daughters of Charity Health System.

2010 Up & Comers: Chad Wable

2010 Up & Comers: Chad Wable

By Melanie Evans  |  September 13, 2010

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.

Podcast: Jennifer Sinclair, one of the 2010 Up & Comers, on leadership attributes

Podcast: Jennifer Sinclair, one of the 2010 Up & Comers, on leadership attributes

September 13, 2010

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.

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