J. Gary Rhodes, FACHE
VP, Hamot Health Foundation
CEO, Kane Community Hospital, an Affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation
In his capacity as Vice President, Hamot Health Foundation, John "Gary" Rhodes serves as CEO of Kane Community Hospital (KCH), an affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation.
In this capacity he has responsibility for KCH's 230 staff and affiliated physicians in providing high-quality, efficient, cost effective leading edge care. Mr. Rhodes opened four regional clinics up to 28 miles from the hospital and converted five hospital primary care practices to hospital based community clinics in Kane, Mt. Jewett, Sheffield, Johnsonburg and Ridgway.
Under Rhodes leadership KCH was first in PA with telemedicine --Hamot Heart (cardiology) and KCH --as well as being the first hospital in the area with high-speed/band width fiber optic sonic-ring.
Mr. Rhodes has overseen the re-creation of KCH's service lines over ten years to meet the growing needs of its regional market. He opened the first comprehensive surgical weight loss facility in the region with excellent outcomes and over 800 surgeries in four years. He continues to develop strategies to enhance the growth and range of services available to patients in the region including the first area all-digital diagnostic imaging center and recent women's breast health center.
Prior to his most recent role, Gary served as the Chief Operating Officer at KCH for four years. Having served at KCH for over 23 years, he began his career at KCH as Clinical Laboratory Assistant Manager in 1986, becoming the Manager in 1988.
Mr. Rhodes received his degree in Medical Technology from Community College of Beaver County and his BS in Business Management from Houghton College. He is a FACHE. Board Certified Healthcare Administrator.
Mr. Rhodes is Board President of the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation (KAIDC). He was former president of Kane Rotary and remains an active member, as well as a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the Kane Area School Board for 12 years. He is Board member of the McKean County Prison and of Hospital Council of Western PA