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Saint Alphonsus names new CEO

photo of odette bolanoA former executive who left Saint Alphonsus Health System nearly two months ago will return as its CEO.

Odette Bolano will return to the hospital system after leaving in July to accept a job in Florida, the health system said in a news release on August 20. Bolano previously had overseen the hospital system’s largest operation, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, in Boise since 2015.

Bolano replaces Rodney Reider, who suddenly departed in early August. Details surrounding his resignation remain unclear.

The Saint Alphonsus Health System board unanimously supported Bolano’s hire to become CEO. Bolano will also serve as president of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center until the board fills the position.

Bolano was originally hired in December 2015 as president of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. She  started her career as a nurse with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, earned a master’s in health services administration from the University of Houston, and worked at Ascension Health, as president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System, and as senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., before accepting the Saint Alphonsus position in 2015.



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