“The Secret Ingredient”

So what do you do when school’s out for summer and the first year of your exec MBA is over…?

You start to push the boundaries where you work, build new teams across departments, apply the learning AND hit the media.

That’s what I’ve been up to. I joined a fundraising team in our hospital and helped to create a cookbook to raise much needed funds for family rooms on site.

I worked with inspiring colleagues from Communications and PR, Risk and Legal, Facilities Management, Catering, Nursing and Clinical Nutrition. The team formed AND stormed AND normed. We had all kinds of animal onboard but it was strangely familiar terrain for this panther.

So what did I use from the exec MBA? All of it and then some…strategy, management accounting, operations and supply chain management, finance, organisational behaviour and decision making (and that was PRE-launch).

Commenting at the launch yesterday Brian Fitzgerald, CEO St. James’s Hospital and Smurfit MBA alum said; “I’m extremely proud of this fundraising initiative which has been led by enthusiastic hospital staff who have mobilized to fundraise for these facilities because they see first-hand the difference they could make to patients and their families during difficult times.  The compassion of our staff and our community never ceases to amaze me.  This compassion is our ‘secret ingredient’ here at St. James’s Hospital.”

The Secret Ingredient” is priced at €10.00 and is available to purchase in Eason’s’ Dublin Stores and St. James’s Hospital main concourse and online through the St. James’s Hospital website.

See www.stjames.ie for more information.

Jacqueline Robinson, EMBA 2015