Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia has named Eric Rhodes the new chief operating officer for Johnston-Willis Hospital.
Rhodes previously served as chief operating officer at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee & Ozaukee Hospitals in Wisconsin. While in this role, he established and launched several key service line initiatives such as structural heart, surgical gynecology/oncology, robotics, and neuro intervention.
Other initiatives included creating and managing physician recruitment and onboarding strategies and completing extensive construction and renovation projects for the hybrid operating room, electrophysiology lab, and bi-plane system, which provides high-definition images of blood vessels and soft tissue.
"Eric's operational and leadership experience will be a tremendous benefit for our patients and employees," said Zach McCluskey, chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital. "As part of our team, I'm confident he will help us further our ongoing commitment to excellence."
Rhodes earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Masters of Health Services Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
"I am extremely excited and humbled to become part of the Johnston-Willis family, and to be joining a dynamic team that provides excellent patient care while fostering an environment built upon quality, safety, efficiency, and collaboration," said Rhodes.
Rhodes, who began his new role this month, will reside in Richmond with his family.