MACOMB, Ill. – McDonough District Hospital welcomes Peter Rao, MHA, CMPE, as Vice President for Ambulatory Services. Rao joins MDH beginning August 1.
The national search, conducted by Cjeka Executive Search, took place over the last five months.
“One of the major aspects that attracted me to MDH were the leadership team, physicians, and staff. I see great potential for MDH to advance its presence as a local and regional hub in its commitment to provide dependable, advanced, and comprehensive care. I look forward to being part of the mission, vision, and growth at MDH,” said Rao.
Rao comes to MDH from Osage Beach, Missouri, with an extensive background managing large multi-specialty medical groups and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). Most recently he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare Leadership and Innovation Center in Osage Beach, and prior to that served as the Missouri Hospital Association’s Vice President of Quality Evaluation and Program Development.
From 2005-16 Rao served as the Executive Director and Corporate Compliance Officer for Lake Regional Medical Group in Osage Beach overseeing the daily operations of the multi-specialty medical group consisting of 75 providers.
MDH President/Chief Executive Officer Brian E. Dietz, FACHE, was impressed with Rao’s work experience and looks forward to having him join the hospital’s Senior Leadership Team.
“This was a collaborative effort involving members of our Board of Directors, Medical Group physicians and mid-level staff, Senior Leadership Team, and Directors. Peter brings to us a very successful background and significant experience managing physician practices, and clearly has the skill set that will provide the proper level of support to manage a successful Medical Group. We feel very fortunate he has chosen to join our team.”
Rao is an active member of the Medical Group Management Association, the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and the Health Care Compliance Association. Early in his tenure with Lake Regional, he received the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This award recognizes ACHE affiliates who have contributed significantly to the advancement of health care management and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.
Rao’s wife Corinne currently works as a hospitalist and they have two daughters in college. In his spare time, Rao enjoys flying as he holds a private pilot license, running, and music.