Center for Healthy Living profile: Millie Fenneman
Mary 23, 2013
Millie Fenneman, practice administrator at the
Center for Healthy Living. (Rodney McPhail/HR Communications)
Millie Fenneman joined the Center for Healthy Living staff May 13 as the practice administrator.
Why did you choose a career as a practice administrator?
The role of the practice administrator provides me with a platform to problem-solve, be both an analytical and outside-the-box thinker, and strive for steward leadership, all within the constructs of quality health care. I enjoy the daily interaction with the great clinical minds that form the team here at the Center for Healthy Living and being a part of the positive change we can make in a client's lifestyle. Health care is ever evolving, and to be an agent in that change is truly fulfilling.
In what ways does the practice administrator serve the clients of the Center for Healthy Living?
At its core, my role here is quite simple: ensure that the clients' experience is a pleasant one. From check-in to checkout, you should feel warm and welcomed, have your questions answered and needs met by every member of the team, including me. If for any reason you feel we have not met these expectations, either see me or complete a comment card. The team here will do its best to ensure that you witness a change for the better upon your return visit to the center.
What attracted you to the Center for Healthy Living?
It goes without saying that what led me to pursue an opportunity with the Center for Healthy Living is its intent focus on wellness and preventive care. Our team here strives to promote well-being of mind, body and spirit, and it is unique that one's employer would have the same vested interest in its employees. I previously worked in chronic disease treatment centers, and it is refreshing to be at the forefront of health care, where prevention can help us lead better-quality lives.
What do you enjoy in your time away from the job?
My husband, Mitch, is a Purdue alum, and every basketball season you can find us in the stands cheering on the team. I moved from Florida three years ago, and no matter how far away we lived here in Indiana, he and I rarely missed a game. Go Boilers! We also enjoy solving a good crossword puzzle together, being outdoors and having fun in our new role as parents. We've begun to notice that our 1-year old son, Jack, has the same affinity for the outdoors as we have, and we can't wait to go camping, fishing and boating with him.