Odette Bolano, RN, MHA, FACHE has been named Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Health System.
Bryan, TX (July 31, 2012) – Odette Bolano, RN, MHA, FACHE has been named Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Health System.
In that role, Odette will lead the more than 2,600 team members working in St. Joseph hospitals, nursing homes, medical practices, clinical and support organizations across the Brazos Valley.
“Odette joins an excellent team at St. Joseph focused on caring for patients,”said Jim Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sylvania Franciscan Health. “She has a rare combination of tremendous passion for quality, as well as non-stop energy and intelligence. As a proven leader committed to Catholic healthcare and a Texan, Odette is a perfect fit.”
Bolano joins St. Joseph from Ascension Health, where she served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, a Catholic health ministry.
“I am tremendously excited about returning to Texas and being part of the Brazos Valley,” said Bolano. “I am impressed with the work the team at St Joseph has accomplished, as well as their continued achievements in clinical quality and focus on providing an exceptional patient experience. I am honored and privileged to be able to work side by side with a team of people who are focusing on the right things.”
Bolano previously worked for Tenet Health System in Dallas and HCA Healthcare Corporation, where she served for several years as Chief Operating Officer of Conroe Regional Medical Center.
As a Registered Nurse, Bolano has been involved in all areas of patient care, from staff nurse to Chief Nursing Officer. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Administration of Health Care Services from the University of Houston. Bolano is also fluent in Spanish.