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Cindy Behnke

Cindy Behnke

Position: Executive Director



What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
Cindy worked as a social worker at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center from 1998-2008. She became a Social Worker/Case Manager for SALUS Healthcare in 2008 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2015.

Why should this person be nominated
Cindy is a hero because she is a senior healthcare advocate extraordinaire. I know many healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses) who have referred patients to her. Not only are the healthcare professionals delighted with her response to care but the patients are as well. Some of these patients are also healthcare professionals and therefore a critical audience. Cindy has a calming professional approach that is unmatched in her field. Not only does she respond immediately to a request, she does so with appropriate service to the patients needs. I have known her to deal with challenging patients and situations in an efficient and respectful manner. She treats her clients as individuals and really listens to their needs. And then she handles whatever needs to be done. Rarely do you see such amazing customer service.