Familiar Face Steps in as Interim CEO at White Rock

A new leader is at the helm in Dallas, but she’s not new to the Pipeline Health team. Effective July 1, Inna Makievsky, RN, FACHE, moved into the interim CEO role at White Rock Medical Center.

Staff already know her from her time serving as interim chief nursing officer. Since starting that role in February, she has helped implement new initiatives focused on patient experience and quality improvement, including leadership rounding and a patient experience committee made up of leaders from across the hospital.

In her new role, Makievsky will continue leading those efforts in addition to working to enhance services and improve operations at White Rock.

She brings a team mindset to the work. Tapping into our vast array of experiences and skills is very important for our success, she said.

“We should value the varied experiences and skill sets we all bring to the table. It doesn’t matter if it’s clinical, another trade or a different industry altogether. What matters is that we harness it. If we band together with all the knowledge and expertise at this hospital, we will accomplish great things,” she explained.

Indeed, prior to working in healthcare, Makievsky was an engineer. She moved into healthcare, working in the areas of risk management and quality and then other areas, including lab, intensive care, inpatient, ambulatory, outpatient, operative and emergency services.

“My engineering background was helpful because it gave me a different perspective. I could look at processes and operations a little differently or with a fresh set of eyes. Different perspectives can help spark new ideas to improve efficiency or effectiveness,” she explained.

“In healthcare, that ultimately helps our staff. It can reduce steps, free up time to focus on care, and improve safety.”

She will continue to partner with teams across the hospital to identify challenges, discover opportunities, and find ways to work together toward strengthening the hospital.

“I ask a lot of questions! If you’ve been in a meeting with me, you know that,” she smiled. “It’s because I don’t want to tell people what to do. Let’s talk together about solutions. By relying on the knowledge and skills of each other, we can find new ways that save time or make the task easier.”

What’s her favorite part of her job?

“No matter what position I’m in, it’s always teaching,” she said without hesitation. “I love to help mentor others. If I can help lift up other people, that helps them succeed. Then, their unit succeeds. Then, the organization succeeds. Helping each other helps us all.”