Medina Journal-Register — Earlier this week Dolores Horvath assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer at Medina Memorial Hospital. A registered nurse, Horvath has 20 years of experience as a CEO and interim CEO.
Horvath described her experience as wide ranging. She said she has worked in small 15-bed critical access hospitals all the way up to multi-building hospitals with over 600 beds.
Medina Memorial Hospital is among the smaller locations she has worked.
With roughly a week spent in Medina, Horvath said her first impression of the community has been quite positive. The first thing she said that made an impact on her was the area’s sense of togetherness.
“The sense of community here was the first thing I felt, saw, and touched,” she said. “The feel in the hospital is one of pride in both service and community.”
Horvath is currently staying in Brockport, but is looking to move closer to Medina. “I like to be in the community in which I’m working,” she explained.
The community within the hospital, Horvath noted, is ready to move the facility into the future to better serve the area.
“People here are ready to work on what needs to be done,” she said. “We have got some really talented people here who could go anywhere, but they want to be here.
“Plus the hospital board, made up of community folks from around here, is so involved and engaged and ready to help.”
Horvath said that attitude is vital moving forward.
“With an engaged board and an engaged staff, we can’t do anything but continue to build for the future,” she stated.
The immediate future includes Horvath helping to guide the hospital into position for the permanent CEO, “whoever that may be.”
As of now, Horvath’s plans are to look at MMH’s capital needs at several levels.