Hainey Named Cone Health Administrative Fellow
A drive to improve her community lead Jasmin Hainey to a career in health care and to Cone Health. Hainey has recently been named an administrative fellow at Cone Health.
“I grew up in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. It has some of the worst health outcomes in the city,” says the recent master’s graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s health care administration program. “People lack access to care and are living in an environment that provides little or no healthy food options, safe spaces or opportunities that could improve their quality of life.”
Hainey didn’t understand why basic health services seemed to bypass her community, but enrolled in her first public health class to find out. “I want to change underserved communities, to reduce health inequities and to improve population health.” Hainey was drawn to health care leadership and pursued a degree in health care administration. She looked for a place to further her interests after graduating and found Cone Health.
“The leadership development and the learning opportunities that this fellowship provides are invaluable,” says Hainey. During the first year of her two-year fellowship, Hainey will learn about Cone Health by working in several of the more than 100 locations that make up Cone Health. She will also focus on major projects working with Cone Health senior management, the medical staff and the Cone Health Board of Trustees. In the second year of her fellowship she will work on many of the strategic initiatives underway across Cone Health.
For Cone Health, the fellowships are another way to influence the future of health care. “It is important that we develop the talent that will lead the future of health care,” says Cone Health Executive Vice President, People & Corporate Services Noel Burt, PhD. “Our administrative fellowships provide a great opportunity to be involved in shaping that future.”
“Cone Health and Triad HealthCare Network are doing really exciting things around improving health care and helping people overcome the obstacles that get in the way of good health,” says Hainey. “This is a great place to transform my passion into purpose.”