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Women on the Move: PERSEVERE, Loami Rossouw

Loami Rossouw, Hospital Manager at Cure Day Hospitals Bloemfontein, has always had a special interest in the operating theatre, especially in general laparoscopy. She started working as a theatre sister at Mediclinic Bloemfontein in 2000 and holds a nursing degree from the University of the Free State and an advanced nursing degree with nursing administration and operating room nursing diplomas. “I have always had a passion for comforting and caring for people and find my nursing work to be fitting.”

Loami has been with Cure Day Hospitals Bloemfontein since October 2016. “My experience thus far has never been boring and not one day is the same as the previous one. Every day is a new day with its own interesting challenges.” To manage her day successfully requires routine and planning, which keeps her organised and productive. “I have a very supportive husband and between the two of us we manage well when pressure at the hospital requires me to stay at the office a little longer.” Many of her free weekends are spent at the horse-riding arena with her daughter and Buddy, her pony. She also enjoys sewing and playing golf with her husband.

Loami’s job includes planning, organising, directing and controlling of staff, equipment and supplies. “It also entails managing the budget and working with the marketing team to build good relationships with surgeons, patients, the community and suppliers.”

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Loami believes the key to survive a global pandemic is to embrace change. “One should be creative, become a problem solver, and not focus on difficulties. Change presents challenges, but it can also produce opportunities.” She says that Cure Day Hospitals’ business model provides lower pricing to benefit both medical aid members and private patients.

“Surgical procedures are performed using modern technology and minimal invasive surgical techniques. This expedites recovery and reduces time spent in hospital. Hospital managers in the Cure group mostly work closely together. Although we are located in different parts of the country, we encounter the same challenges.”

Loami thinks her best decision ever was to start taking control, to respond and initiate and not merely react or take what’s on offer, to pursue a path that mattered to her and the people she works with. Her advice to young female businesswomen: “Persevere, trust your
intuition and keep focused on what you are doing, and PLAN.”

Cure Day Hospitals Bloemfontein, Brandwag, Tel: 051 072 0018, [email protected]

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