Beebe Medical Center has announced Steven Rhone, RN, BSN, MS, NE-BC, has been appointed vice president of Patient Care Services. He joined Beebe Medical Center from Christiana Care Health System, where he served as administrative director of Patient Access and Capacity Management.
At Beebe Medical Center, Rhone is responsible for the hospital’s nursing units, and for developing and implementing nursing strategy and system policies to ensure quality patient care. He is a member of the executive staff and reports to Paul Minnick, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“We are proud to welcome Steve to our team at Beebe Medical Center,” says Minnick. “He is a proven leader in the healthcare community. He is committed to delivering quality patient care and services, and will be a true asset to our organization and to the communities that we serve.”
Rhone has nearly 15 years of nursing leadership experience. As administrative director of Patient Access and Capacity Management at Christiana Care Health System, he oversaw patient access and placement services, including the transportation of critically ill patients by ambulance as well as by air, for both Christiana and Wilmington hospitals. As part of his role, he served as the nursing executive for the systemwide Quality and Safety Council.
Previously, he served as director of Patient Care Services at Christiana Health Care System, where he had oversight for many systems including the seven inpatient surgical units. He also served as a team leader for the planning and preparation of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet designation, which Christiana Care Health System received in 2010.
Rhone holds a bachelor of science degree in health policy and administration from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.; a bachelor of science in nursing from College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.; and a master of science in management, healthcare administration, from University of Maryland University College.
He also completed the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program at University of Pennsylvania and The Advisory Board Executive Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Rhone is a member of several professional healthcare organizations, including the Delaware Organization of Nurse Executives.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities it serves. For more information go to www.beebemed.org.