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Hillcrest’s Bishop Earns Spot On MBJ’s 40 Under 40 List

Hillcrest’s Bishop Earns Spot On MBJ’s 40 Under 40 List

By Dan Silvia, Communications Manager

Enhancing the Lives of Aging Adults — As Chief Operating Officer for Hillcrest Health Services in Bellevue, Brendan Bishop ascribes to that motto. That commitment to service has earned him a spot on the Midland Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 list of promising business and professional leaders.

Brendan BishopBishop, who earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at Bellevue University, was honored at the MBJ’s awards breakfast on November 14. As COO at Hillcrest, Bishop is responsible for leading the successful operating performance of all service lines owned and managed by Hillcrest Health Services.

“The job requires an in-depth understanding of how various healthcare service lines interface as a post-acute integrated system while providing leadership that results in optimization of the entire system in the aggregate,” Bishop said.

Bishop first came to Bellevue University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Management, earning that degree in 2006. He was able to transfer in credits from several schools prior to enrollment.

“The process of transferring credits was quick and seamless,” Bishop said.

He began his career at Hillcrest in 2006 and was confident a Master of Healthcare Administration degree would help enhance his performance in the workplace and boost his career. He earned his MHA from Bellevue University in 2008.

“Bellevue University offers rigorous course content that is timely and specific to healthcare leadership,” he said. “The education also prepares individuals to have a strategic understanding of health care issues and challenges, and then positioned me for effective leadership of multidisciplinary teams.”

Balancing his education with other obligations such as work and family was challenging, but Bishop credits his support system with making it all possible.

“Balancing education and other responsibilities (e.g. family) require support, an organized schedule, managing interruptions, and learning as much as I could during the process,” he said. “Pursuit of higher education requires a dedicated, concerted effort to stay focused. I think pursuit of higher education also sends a powerful message that education is valued, encouraged, and certainly a wise investment.”