Testimonials

 
Teresa Sargent,  retired Director of Saint Alphonsus HR

Teresa Sargent, retired Director of Saint Alphonsus HR

I am honored to provide a recommendation for Rodney Reider. For many years, I worked with Rodney at Saint Alphonsus Health System, where he was the System CEO. Rodney is a potent combination of organizational vision and inspirational leadership.

Rodney led the organization exceptionally through significant transitions by building leadership alignment, creating a culture for high-velocity change and driving accountability for results. The organization delivered rapid success under his leadership.

Rodney is not only a strategic thinker, but has consistently demonstrated his ability to anticipate changes in the competitive landscape and position the organization for success. Rodney is innovative and fearless in his business approach. He is able to make tough organizational decisions with thoughtful consideration.

Rodney also has a passion for leadership development and supporting employees to reach their potential. On any given day, Rodney could be seen shaking hands with employees, leaders and rounding on patients. Rodney compassionately carries a spirit of caring and excellence in the care delivered to patients. He is a leader that walks the talk. -- Teresa Sargent, retired Director of Saint Alphonsus HR


Butch Otter , Idaho Governor

Butch Otter, Idaho Governor

I've worked with Rodney for over eight years. During which time he showed a deep commitment to the community and the overall State of Idaho. Rodney is a dedicated and focused leader when it comes to advocating for healthcare quality and access for Idahoans while lowering cost. His committed involvement was an invaluable asset to me at the legislative level. I knew I could count on Rodney to assist in any way he could. I am proud to not only call him a business associate, but also my friend. — Idaho Governor Butch Otter


Dave Jeppesen , Director Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Dave Jeppesen, Director Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

I have had the pleasure of working with Rodney for multiple years.  Rodney is a leader who is focused on doing the right thing, every time.  While he and I work in different parts of healthcare, he has demonstrated time and again his willingness to partner and find innovative solutions that help real people.  A man of impeccable integrity and honesty, he is always open to discussing any issue and identifying potential solutions that work best for the patient.  Rodney brings a strong intellect and a curious mind to every conversation and his humility puts everyone at ease so it is safe to discuss even the most difficult issues.  I am lucky to not only associate with Rodney as a work colleague, but also as a friend.  - Dave Jeppesen, Director Idaho Department of Health and Welfare


Patricia Moeller, Executive Assistant  to Arthur Palileo, Vice President, Strategic Implementation, Blue Cross of Idaho

Patricia Moeller, Executive Assistant to Arthur Palileo, Vice President, Strategic Implementation, Blue Cross of Idaho

Rodney has an ability to connect with anyone  – from doctors to members of the custodial staff to a family member of a patient who has just received devastating news.  His warmth, humor and intelligence shine through in all his conversations.

As his executive assistant for thirteen months, I saw firsthand how much he cared about the organization and all its employees.  He is quick to praise employees and let them know that they are a valuable member of the team – no matter what position they may hold.  He gives you the tools and confidence to excel at your job.  Whenever he receives personal accolades, he always deflects attention away from himself and recognizes the team.  During challenging moments, he never raises his voice or places blame on others.

Rodney is an incredible mentor and I am very proud to say that I worked for him.  I am so grateful for all he has taught me and would be honored to work with him again if the opportunity arises.  I am honored to call him a friend. I really wish he had better taste in football teams, but he can’t be perfect. — Patricia Moeller, Executive Assistant to Arthur Palileo, Vice President, Strategic Implementation, Blue Cross of Idaho


Kevin Preston , PhD, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Kevin Preston, PhD, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

I had the good fortune of meeting Rodney while at Trinity Health, the third largest Catholic Healthcare System in the US. Rodney served as Regional Chief Executive Officer and was recognized as a principle based, servant leader who “lived into” the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization. As a leader Rodney possesses the rare capabilities to manage effective operations and simultaneously develop leaders. His knowledge of healthcare is astute and his ability to deliver excellence unparalleled. He will always have my highest recommendation. — Kevin Preston, PhD, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services


David C. Pate, M.D., J.D.,  President and CEO ,  St. Luke’s Health System

David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., President and CEO, St. Luke’s Health System

Rodney worked for Saint Alphonsus for nearly eight years, and was achieving great results as the President and CEO of the Health System the past four years. Rodney and I were fierce competitors, but I have respect for Rodney and I always felt like he acted with integrity. Because he is a very nice man and a great leader, I have taken interest in ensuring that Rodney has a good opportunity to continue his career as the leader of another health system, or perhaps a large hospital. Rodney is very good at operations and has excellent physician relationship skills. — David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., President and CEO, St. Luke’s Health System


Your leadership towards building relationships with our associates and physicians is truly exceptional. I appreciate so much your tenacious work with Dr. Moore, Dr. Little, Dr. Zimmerman, Drs. Manos and Jorgensen, Dr. Lindner, Dr. Writer, Dr. Rasmussen and the list goes on. I am so grateful for your leadership. — Former Supervisor


Coyla Anderson,  former COO of Sisters of the Holy Cross and Board Member of Saint Alphonsus Health System

Coyla Anderson, former COO of Sisters of the Holy Cross and Board Member of Saint Alphonsus Health System

Rodney Reider has a unique gift of making people feel special.  Perhaps that quality more than any other defines what our Mission and Ministry is all about.  That is what God did when he gave us Jesus.We are grateful for all of Rodney’s gifts and skills being applied to make Saint Alphonsus achieve success. We greatly appreciate your presence and commitment to our Ministry in Idaho and Oregon. — Coyla Anderson, former COO of Sisters of the Holy Cross and Board Member of Saint Alphonsus Health System


Carolyn Holly , former Saint Alphonsus VP of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement, and KTVB Channel 7 News Anchor

Carolyn Holly, former Saint Alphonsus VP of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement, and KTVB Channel 7 News Anchor

Rodney is passionate about being a continuous learner and leader. He brings his newest nuggets of knowledge to his colleagues so that we can become better informed as we lead. Rodney deeply cares about people! He is hands down one of the most compassionate individuals I've had the privilege to call my boss! — Carolyn Holly, former Saint Alphonsus VP of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement and KTVB Channel 7 News Anchor


Susan Bundgard , Chief Human Resource Officer for the Saint Alphonsus Health System

Susan Bundgard, Chief Human Resource Officer for the Saint Alphonsus Health System

I had the opportunity to become part of the Executive Leadership team with Rodney Reider in 2010 when Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center acquired several hospitals to form a Regional Health System in Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

It quickly became apparent, that Rodney was destined to reach higher echelons of the organization. He immediately demonstrated his unique leadership style of embracing all constituents-employees, physicians, colleagues, and the community-ensuring the values and culture of a faith-based Ministry was at the core of all operations. What made Rodney’s leadership unique and rare was his ability in upholding the mission, vision & core values while leading the organization to great financial and operational results. He was an integral part in streamlining the organization from four separate community hospitals into an effective regional, integrated health system.

In my 30+ years as a Human Resource professional, I have had the opportunity to work with many leaders from many industries and Rodney is truly one-of-a-kind and demonstrated the qualities, vision, passion and abilities of all desired leaders. — Susan Bundgard, Chief Human Resource Officer for the Saint Alphonsus Health System


David Jimenez , Senior Partner, CEO Advisory Network

David Jimenez, Senior Partner, CEO Advisory Network

I met Rodney when he was an up and coming healthcare professional. He was a quick study  when it came to understanding the nuances of healthcare management. So much so, that I encouraged him to pursue a career in healthcare. I hired him to run two hospitals in 2002, Mercy Francisan and Mt. Alry & Western Hills. He was one of my best recruits and I would not hesitate in hiring him again. He was an excellent leader 15 years ago with great potential and has proven himself since to be both excellent and experienced -- making a positive and lasting impact within every organization he serves. — David Jimenez, Senior Partner, CEO Advisory Network


Rick Palagi,    Chief Administrative Officer, Kootenai Providence Health Alliance

Rick Palagi, Chief Administrative Officer, Kootenai Providence Health Alliance

As one of the  hospital CEO's in the Saint Alphonsus Health System, I worked for most of four years along side Rodney as we established a new, integrated health system of acute care hospitals, home health agencies, urgent cares and physician practices. The hours were long and the competitive environment dramatic.  Both personally and professionally, Rodney is a person to turn to for help, advice and support. He always had just the right words you needed when you were having a particularly difficult time.  His vision and strategic presence were a cornerstone in which many of us resonated and found our own path.  I relish the years we were colleagues and would again without question follow his flag. — Rick Palagi, Chief Administrative Officer, Kootenai Providence Health Alliance


Josh Schlaich , MA, MHA, Director, Product Marketing, Healthwise

Josh Schlaich, MA, MHA, Director, Product Marketing, Healthwise

“Rodney gives new meaning to the concept of leadership.  I witnessed him drive a large, integrated health system to incredible financial success, while simultaneously spending off-hours in the hospital visiting with patients and families.  I experienced him lead an expertly-trained workforce of over 5,000 colleagues, while also offering personal career development to entry-level staff.  Rodney’s emotional intelligence is matched only by his unique knowledge and experience in advancing world-class healthcare organizations.  I am lucky to have worked for Rodney as he fulfilled the roles of listener, teacher, innovator, influencer, strategist, and expert –  but perhaps most importantly, as a compassionate person that believes in doing good for others.” — Josh Schlaich, MA, MHA, Director, Product Marketing, Healthwise


Timothy Floyd,  MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, St. Teresa Medical, Inc.

Timothy Floyd, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, St. Teresa Medical, Inc.

In my 40 years in the healthcare industry I have never had the pleasure of working with an individual as bright, talented, caring, empathetic, genuine and warm as Rodney Reider.  Under his leadership, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center transformed from a struggling local hospital to the leading regional health care system, with expansion of satellite hospitals, medical offices and outreach programs.  Yet despite the meteoric financial success of the system, Rodney maintained his unique and special style of personal management.  Employees regarded Rodney as their friend rather than their boss.  He genuinely listened, and no matter how busy he was at any given moment, he took time to consider each individual and spend time with them.  

He regularly made rounds in all hospital departments at all campuses to talk to the employees to listen to their concerns, and he made rounds on patients to make sure their stay was going well.  This translated into long days and longer weekends for Rodney, but it created a family atmosphere and a great working cohesiveness at St. Alphonsus.  I was proud to work with and know Rodney, and his skills are launching him into an even greater career where he will have even more impact.  He is a tremendous and highly effective leader who leads by example and inspiration. — Timothy Floyd, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, St. Teresa Medical, Inc.


Adrian Curnow , MD, Pediatric Surgeon at Saint Alphonsus Health System

Adrian Curnow, MD, Pediatric Surgeon at Saint Alphonsus Health System

I had the opportunity to have Rodney’s unwavering support as we expanded Pediatric services at Saint Alphonsus. He became a great friend. I witnessed genuine compassion and care from him as CEO to employees and managers throughout the hospital He visited departments regularly from which I often heard positive feedback. He even gave up a Saturday evening in the spring of 2018 to be a part of a social event recruiting a Pediatric Surgeon to join me in practice at Saint Alphonsus. That physician later told me that Rodney’s attendance consolidated his feeling of hospital and community support leading to his decision to come to Idaho and join our team. — Adrian Curnow, MD, Pediatric Surgeon at Saint Alphonsus Health System


Ian Obermark , Healthcare Engineering, Saint Alphonsus Health System

Ian Obermark, Healthcare Engineering, Saint Alphonsus Health System

The great names of Stan Musial, James J. Braddock, or John D. Rockefeller and the stories of their kindness and hospitality; Rodney Reider deserves his name written with these men. Rodney has proven to me that he is committed to his employees and genuinely cares about every individual. He has personally put me in the college enrollment program that is offered by Saint Alphonsus and personally signed the papers because he truly believes I have a bright future. When I proposed that I intern for him for the summer, he went above and beyond to help get me college credit. He set up interning with himself to help guide me on way as well as set up shadowing experiences with the entire health system leaders in Nampa and Boise to give me an inside perspective and exposure to what days are like. He has let me sit in on board meetings and has personally asked for my input and taken my input seriously. These are actions that will stick with me for my career. To have a leader so helpful and caring and invest in me is something that keeps my head high. — Ian Obermark, Healthcare Engineering, Saint Alphonsus Health System


Jason Barry , Business Growth Consultant, Business Made Easy

Jason Barry, Business Growth Consultant, Business Made Easy

Rodney is a leader who truly brings out the best in the people he interacts with. His leadership style has nothing to do with him or his accomplishments, but instead 100% about the person he is interacting with. He has mastered the art of what I would call “inception leadership” – where he guides individuals to their own conclusion using their own intellect that is supplemented with his guidance and experience. You come away from every meeting with Rodney invigorated in your charge and ready to tackle any challenge ahead of you. If that’s not exceptional leadership, then I don’t know what is. — Jason Barry, Business Growth Consultant, Business Made Easy


As the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Boise State I have had the privilege to work with Mr. Reider for the past six years in a number of capacities. As a member of the Saint Alphonsus Mission Committee, I have seen how Mr. Reider takes a mission and translates this mission into the day to day actions of 5,000 employees. In addition to providing outstanding medical care and outreach throughout the communities, Saint Alphonsus supports ways to care for individuals who do not have the means to pay for their medical services. This leadership has made the communities that we all live in a safer and warmer and more desirable place to inhabit. These examples all relate to Rodney’s ability to translate a mission into action. As a leader in higher education, he has fundamentally influenced the way I operationalize mission into our day-to-day activities withing a university setting. Because of his influence, I am in a better position to help make our society a better place to live in. — Tim Dunnagan, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Boise State University


Tracy J. Farnsworth , EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rodney is an outstanding and highly regarded healthcare leader. His accomplishments in both the not-for-profit and investor-owned communities speak for themselves. Rodney’s combination of intellect and human relation skills — together with his ability to initiate positive change and get things done—sets him apart. — Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine


Brad Hoaglun, Director,  Corporate Communication, Mission Aviation Fellowship

Brad Hoaglun, Director, Corporate Communication, Mission Aviation Fellowship

I have had the opportunity to work with several outstanding leaders in Idaho.  During my tenure at Saint Alphonsus it quickly became apparent that Rodney had the same qualities as the others I was privileged to serve.  Rodney was deeply committed to the success of the organization and to those that worked with him.  He had a vision for Saint Alphonsus and an ability to inspire and energize those around him towards that vision.  He connected with individuals at all levels of the health system and he was genuine in his interest about them.  Rodney is now on my list of top inspirational leaders and is a great role model to those who desire to be servant leaders. — Brad Hoaglun, Director, Corporate Communication, Mission Aviation Fellowship