Kay Rhodes, RN, MSN, APRN, BC has been named Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Redmond Regional Medical Center.
In her new role as ACNO, Rhodes is responsible for coordinating and integrating services within the scope of nursing. Additionally, she will work closely with hospital leaders, physicians and associates to maintain communication. Rhodes will develop and implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services, and will continuously assess and improve all aspects of patient care to ensure highest standards of care are maintained.
Rhodes has worked in healthcare for 36 years and has previously served at Redmond for 29 years in various positions including Clinical Recruiter, Inpatient Nurse Manager, Critical Care Nurse and Outpatient Services Nurse.
While at Redmond, she opened the 5th floor in 1978 as the first specialty floor in Rome. The floor was responsible for the care of neuro-vascular patients.
In 1982, Rhodes represented HCA as a Nurse Consultant at King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Another accomplishment of Rhodes included her assistance with opening the Cardiothoracic program at Redmond in 1986.
In 1978 Rhodes was nominated by her peers and received the Dr. Frist Humanitarian Award.
Rhodes said it is both exciting and rewarding to have the opportunity to work with such caring individuals who share her passion for providing excellent patient care. She said she looks forward to being a positive role model as well as mentor to all staff at Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Rhodes said it will be extremely rewarding to come back in a leadership role to share the standard of excellence that Redmond represents.
Rhodes attended Floyd College, where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from West Georgia College, where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
Most recently, Rhodes earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from Kennesaw State University. She is also Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has extensive experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery Practice and Emergency Medicine.
Rhodes has one son, Phillip Waddell, and resides in Rome with her husband Leeon.