Kaiser Permanente executive Odette Bolano has been hired as president of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
Bolano will replace Rodney Reider, was named president and CEO of the Saint Alphonsus Health System late last year. Bolano starts in her new position Dec. 21.
Bolano is senior vice president and area manager at Kaiser Permanente – East Bay in Oakland, Calif., where she oversees two hospitals, a 349-bed acute care tertiary urban medical center and a 50-bed community medical center. The post include eight pharmacies, 800 physicians, 5,000 staff and health plan responsibility for 316,000 members. Bolano was previously president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System and the regional CEO for Texas. She started her medical career as a nurse, earning a BS in nursing from Texas Christian University. She earned a master’s of administration of health care services from the University of Houston- Clear Lake.
The 384-bed Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center was started in 1894.