J. Gary Rhodes, FACHE
Vice President, UPMC Hamot & CEO, Kane Community Hospital, an Affiliate of UPMC Hamot
J. Gary Rhodes serves as CEO of Kane Community Hospital (KCH), an affiliate of UPMC Hamot.
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 Pennsylvania with telemedicine-UPMC Hamot Heart Institute (cardiology) and KCH --as well as being the first hospital in the area with high-speed/bandwidth fiber optic sonic-ring.
Mr. Rhodes has overseen the recreation of KCH's service lines over 10 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 more than 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 the women's breast health center.
Prior to his most recent role, Mr. Rhodes served as the chief operating officer at KCH for four years. Having served at KCH for more than 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 bachelor's degree in business management from Houghton College. He is an FACHE, board-certified health care administrator.
Mr. Rhodes is president of the Kane Area Development Corporation, which includes the Kane Area Chamber of Commerce, Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise, and the Kane Area Industrial Corporation, of which he was past president. He was former president of Kane Rotary and remains an active member. 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.