Get to know Cindy Meyer, Rogers’ new COO12/13/22 05:00:pm
Since joining Rogers in mid-November as chief operating officer, Cindy Meyer, MSSW, has enjoyed meeting as many team members as possible.
“Everyone is so engaging and genuine and makes you feel part of the organization,” she says. So far, Cindy has met teams in Oconomowoc, Brown Deer, West Allis, and Walnut Creek. She has upcoming visits in Sheboygan, Denver, and Philadelphia.
Bringing 40 years of experience in the behavioral health field to Rogers, Cindy is excited to provide oversight of all hospital, residential, and outpatient clinic operations. She is particularly focusing on quality, and building team focus and provider engagement, along with patient/team safety.
“It’s about making sure we are all united as colleagues working together across the System to achieve our goal of providing immediate care to patients in our communities,” she explains. “Every day we are exploring how we can grow and excel and looking at it through the lens of patients, providers, and our communities.”
Most recently serving as chief operating officer at HealthONE/The Medical Center of Aurora and Denver Market, Cindy knew about Rogers and its reputation for clinical excellence and its strong ability to identify community needs and deliver those services accordingly.
“I was impressed by Rogers’ foundation of clinical care, integration within the communities it serves, and priority of putting the patient first,” she says. “Rogers is a place for me to utilize my skillset and continue to learn and grow.”
Cindy started her career as a behavioral health tech in an inpatient unit before doing inpatient and outpatient social work and later advancing to director and executive-level roles.
“I have a vast amount of experience, but I started on the floor working directly with patients,” she says. “That experience gave me a greater understanding of where people are coming from and what they need in their lives to find mental health wellness.”
Cindy is proud of the longevity in her previous roles and believes it’s important to grow with an organization and contribute over time to build key relationships and trust.
In the coming years at Rogers, Cindy foresees continued growth, expansion of telehealth and supportive living services, and more participation in mental health wellness in the communities we serve.
“I’m looking forward to Rogers providing increased access to our quality patient care and engaging our patients from the time they enter care to when they leave to ensure they view us as an integral part of their mental health wellness journey.”
Getting to know Cindy
Cindy is a native Midwesterner, having been born in St. Louis and living in Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota growing up. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and her Master of Science in Social Work from the Kent School of Social Work in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cindy has been married for 37 years and has one daughter and three grandsons ages 2, 4, and 6, who are all full of energy.
“Family is very important to me, and I spend as much time with them as possible,” she says. She’s also a big dog lover and currently has a Puggle named Stella.
Cindy enjoys spending time outdoors, reading books, watching Hallmark Christmas movies this time of year, and traveling.
“I love seeing the world,” she says, adding that she’s been all over the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. “Learning more about other cultures is a really great way to grow as a person.”
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