Jacinta Robinson has been finance manager at Mildura Health Private Hospital for 15 years, having joined the company in 2003.
When she's not crunching numbers at the hospital, Jacinta is often jumping other hurdles ... and escaping to a galaxy far, far away!
Where are you from?
I was born in Melbourne, spent some time living in both Perth and Canberra, and moved to Mildura when I was 21 after completing university.
What do you love about your job and why?
I love being part of the family of staff at Mildura Health Private Hospital. I also enjoy being part of the decision-making process as a member of the hospital executive team. I enjoy providing financial information used in analysis of new services, efficiencies and identifying and implementing improvements.
Do you have a favourite quote or inspirational phrase?
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” I think that this message is particularly important in the healthcare sector, and kindness goes a very long way. Every patient, carer and staff member has a story to tell.
What is something about you that your colleagues don't know?
They probably don’t know that I am a Star Wars and Marvel fan, and my family and I love going to the movies to watch the Avengers movies!
How do your friends describe you?
I am the sensitive friend and always cry during movies – both happy and sad tears!
What do you do in your spare time? Any hobbies?
I ride horses and I also take my daughter to horse shows and events where she competes on her horses. I also volunteer at the local Pony Club and run craft sessions for the junior riders, teaching the kids how to make rosettes and garlands and fun activities including pony fancy dress.
What do you want to achieve this year?
The Mildura Health Private Hospital executive team has been working with ICON Group to bring radiation oncology services to Mildura. Currently Sunraysia residents have to travel five to six hours to access these services. The partnership with ICON Group and the greater accessibility of local oncology health services will have a significant positive impact on the lives of Sunraysia residents.