By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The 6th of many profiles this year is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Barbara Jacobsmeyer, EVP – President, Inpatient Hospitals at Encompass Health
Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO
Industry: Encompass Health, formerly called HealthSouth
How long have you been in your position? 11 years with the company and 1 1⁄2 years in current role
What’s the value of a university education? Well-rounded educational experience
What is the value of ASAHP? Focus on allied health professionals and common challenges and opportunities in the field to work on as a group. Great that it now includes the employer side so we can work together on these opportunities.
Before I retire I want to: Leave a legacy of mentoring other successful women executives. My favorite trip was: Mediterranean cruise
The best advice I ever received was: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
My hobby is: Running and playing golf.
My passion is: Education on heart disease and stroke My pet peeve is: Smacking gum.
A perfect day is: When I wake up.
Cats or dogs? Dogs – 2
E-book or hardback? E-book
Beach or mountains? Beach
I wish I could: Sing.
Only my friends know I: Can’t sing.
My favorite saying is: Hope is not a strategy.
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