AMITA Health named Eric Rhodes as the new president of AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston, effective Aug. 8.
Rhodes comes to AMITA Health with a background in strategic and service line growth, operations management, quality improvement and financial stewardship at several acute care and multidisciplinary hospital.
Previously, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for HCA Johnston-Willis Hospital, in Richmond, Va. There, he led growth initiatives in multiple areas, including perioperative services, emergency services, invasive and noninvasive neurology and rehabilitation services. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee and Ozaukee Hospitals.
He served for several years as regional chief ambulatory care and ancillary services officer for what are now AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Eric back to our leadership team,” said Thor Thordarson, Chief Operating Officer for AMITA Health. “With his wide-ranging executive management experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry, we’re certain the patients and community of Evanston and Rogers Park will continue to be well served – body, mind and spirit.”
A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Healthcare Service Executives, Rhodes holds a master’s degree in health services administration and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
I am a patient in St. Francis Hospital and last Thursday I went to the physical therapy session and I was in huge pain, the hospital never helped me, the doctor asked me to call my friend to help me walk out of the clinic, my friend explained to the receptionist guy that he want to pick me up from the physical therapy clinic which is few steps from the reception but the receptionist refused and told him how she entered she can go out by herself, and when I came out I asked him to his supervisor but he called the guard to kick me out of the hospital, I am asking for my right, this hospital policy is to not helping the patients and at the same time not allowing anyone to help us, I am in pain I can’t sleep at night I waited months for the authorization to see a therapist, and now they want me to change the hospital and wait another few months for a new authorization, tomorrow is my next session and I am not gonna face the same person and same problem every time I suffer from the bad treatment of your staff I am coming tomorrow and I will let the media know that this is how this hospital treating the patients with negligence and disrespect
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