Every so often, a leader joins an organization and pours their heart into it for many, many years — creating an immeasurable and lasting impact for years to come. Inspira is lucky to have had this outstanding, yet humble leadership in its very own Vice President of Business Development and Planning, Clare Sapienza-Eck, who has been promoted to a new position: Chief Strategy Officer.
Clare has dedicated more than 25 years of her career to Inspira, demonstrating innovative thinking, a deep understanding of health care, a passion for growth, and a true commitment to the Inspira organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Health Care Finance from Temple University. Throughout her career, she has been integrally involved in health care planning and strategy, having worked for South Jersey Healthcare since the mid-1990s prior to its merger with Underwood to form Inspira.
Today, Clare touches so many aspects of the Inspira network, and in this new role, she will focus on advancing strategic initiatives to drive long-term growth for Inspira, including new investments, partnerships and other business opportunities. Alongside the full executive leadership team and the Board of Trustees, she will be responsible for overseeing the development of system-wide strategic priorities to advance Inspira’s mission of improving the lives of our communities. These include our continued trajectory as a High Reliability Organization, our quality of care across service lines and access points, and our relationships with physicians.
Clare will continue to build relationships with physicians and medical staff, further expanding Inspira’s network of physicians. Through the establishment and management of programs to support provider engagement, she will foster long-term growth and expand access to Inspira’s care within the community.
In her storied career, Clare has successfully achieved many milestones — most recently, master planning efforts for the development of Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill. She has developed and overseen multiple hospital consolidation and expansion projects; the establishment of new access points; and an overall expansion of our service area in South Jersey.
Her expertise, guidance and ingenuity have helped lay the groundwork for a successful future for Inspira. And Inspira is immensely proud to celebrate Clare with this new position, as she helps further solidify our path to continued growth.