LTC Leaders on the Rise: Rachael Bolder
North Shore Healthcare is pleased to partner with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) Health Care Administration (HCAD) program. HCAD offers seniors the opportunity to participate in a full-time, 12-month administrative residency to provide further insight into the field and connect what they learned in the classroom to what’s happening in the real world. Our blog series, “LTC Leaders on the Rise,” will give you the opportunity to meet HCAD seniors whose residency is at a North Shore center and how the experience will help shape their future career.
Rachael Bolder is currently serving as an Administrator in Training at Wausau Manor Health Services in Wausau, Wisconsin. Bolder began working at Wausau Manor Health in June 2021 and will complete her residency and graduate from UWEC this month (May 2022). She will stay on at Wausau Manor and become Executive Director!
Why did you decide to study Health Care Administration?
I have been around healthcare my entire life because my mom, grandma, and aunt are/were registered nurses. I knew healthcare was what I wanted to do but I did not want to be a nurse. I learned about the Health Care Administration Program through UW- Eau Claire and that is when I realized I had a head for business and a heart for caring. It was a perfect fit for me.
How has the experience been at Wausau Manor Health Services?
My time with Wausau Manor has been fantastic. I have experienced many different aspects of the operations and encountered great growth in my abilities over my time here.
What have you enjoyed most about working at Wausau Manor Health Services?
Wausau Manor’s leadership team is one of my favorite parts of this center. Each member is held accountable to their job duties while being flexible to help out in other areas when needed. I know they will support me in any decisions and have my back. Lastly, all of the different personalities of the leadership team mesh so well together that we have a good time while at work.
How do you think this experience will help you complete your goals after graduation?
The opportunity to see the operations of a center, while also experiencing different leadership styles has been so beneficial to my learning and will greatly benefit my post college goals. It has allowed for much personal growth as I have taken on more tasks than a typical Administrator in Training.