Each year, Ovation Jewish Home welcomes a healthcare administration student from the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire to serve as an Administrator in Training (AIT). The position entails learning the ins-and-outs of management in Long Term Care through practical, hands-on work. Through this partnership with the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Ovation Jewish Home benefits from the new perspectives brought in by students and the students are given an opportunity to learn and grow under the best in the business. This year, Ovation Jewish Home will welcome Rob McInnes, a UW-Eau Claire student originally from Bay View, Wisconsin. He will be working closely with the administrative department in addition to making rounds through every department that contributes to the success of the organization.

Rob has a diverse past, including prior experience in healthcare and volunteer work. After graduating from high school in Milwaukee, he spent several years studying Public Health at UW-Milwaukee, and Healthcare Administration at UW-Eau Claire. Through this time, he worked with a healthcare management firm based in Colorado as a digital marketing and public relations specialist and worked closely with the Chippewa Valley Alzheimer’s Association. Rob sat on an American Healthcare Association Silver Examiner board to review the approaches to quality taken by Long Term Care facilities across the country. During his year-long internship with Ovation Jewish Home, Rob will be rotating through each department- serving the organization at every level; from bringing in new residents with admissions to washing dishes with the dietary staff.

Rob’s path towards healthcare, and specifically Long Term care began early on with interfaith volunteering, where his passion for connecting with people and creating an environment of quality care took off. He believes that it’s the experiences and seized opportunities in our lives that fully shape our personality, work-ethic, and passions. To care for others is more than just a job- it’s a passion that can and must be cultivated through tireless professional and personal development. It’s Rob’s personal philosophy   to view healthcare management as the tool by which he can effectively do the best for our community.

In his free time Rob loves volunteering, playing tennis, woodworking, and spending time outdoors through sailing and bicycling. He is looking forward to connecting with everyone at Ovation Jewish Home, and hopes that this year will be filled with learning and new friendships with both residents & staff!