The second top executive in a month has left Saint Alphonsus Health System.
The system announced Monday that, effective that day, Rodney Reider was no longer president and CEO of Saint Alphonsus. His predecessor, Sally Jeffcoat, will take over during a search for Reider’s replacement.
The system gave no details about Reider’s departure or if he is taking a job elsewhere.
“We appreciate Rodney’s contributions to Saint Alphonsus, and we wish him and his family all of the best,” said Darrel Anderson, the health system’s board chairman and the CEO of IDACORP Inc. and Idaho Power. “Saint Alphonsus is a strong system with a remarkable team of dedicated and skilled professionals, and we will continue to provide high-quality care for our community. Our search will begin immediately for a new CEO, and we are pleased Sally is here to help ensure a seamless transition.”
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Anderson declined, through a media representative, to comment further on Reider’s departure. A spokesman for Saint Alphonsus declined to provide any further details and said he wasn’t sure he could pass on an interview request to Reider.
Reider could not be reached immediately for comment.
Odette Bolano also stepped down from the system about a month ago to take a job as a partner in a Florida-based oncology business that operates treatment centers in 16 U.S. states and seven Latin American countries..
Bolano was hired as president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise about 2 1/2 years ago.
Reider sent out an internal memo when Bolano left, crediting her with internal improvements that made rooms more readily available to patients, made patient discharges faster and improved safety communication. “We appreciate Odette’s time with us at Saint Alphonsus, and we wish her well in all her future endeavors,” he wrote at the time.
Reider was named CEO in 2015, after Jeffcoat was promoted to executive vice president of Trinity Health, which owns Saint Al’s. Before advancing to CEO, Reider was president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise for five years.
Reider oversaw the relocation of the system’s new hospital in Nampa, the opening of new urgent care centers in the region and the launch of video physician consultations, among other accomplishments, the press release noted.
He told the Statesman’s Business Insider magazine in 2014 that he came to Catholic system Saint Alphonsus for the faith-based approach to patient care. He said he also liked to spend time in the hospital, talking to people.
“I get out a lot. I interact with the caregivers, I interact with the patients. ‘Is the food good? Can we do anything?’ Just walking around, you can raise the level of accountability but also [influence] how [employees] provide the care because you get feedback,” he said then. “I like to be out there with the staff, as they’re the ones doing the work, so they give me input as I’m walking down the unit — ‘We need another phone,’ or whatever the case may be — that I can take action on.“