Rutland Regional Medical Center announced four new members have been elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The new members include: Joseph Kraus, Chair of Project VISION; Dr. Richard Lloyd, President, College of St. Joseph; Michael Kenosh, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Michael Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington/Pico Golf & Ski Resort.
“Rutland Regional’s vision of becoming the best community healthcare system in New England is tied to ongoing growth and emphasis on meeting or exceeding national standards of care while remaining focused on our community’s current and future needs,” said Tom Huebner, CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “Each of these board members brings their unique backgrounds as leaders in business and community associations to ensure that Rutland Regional is providing high quality patient care to all.”
The slate of new board members was elected at Rutland Regional’s Annual Meeting held recently. Retiring board members Joan Gamble, Jon Readnour and Dr. Matthew Conway were recognized for their distinguished service.
About the New Board Members
Joseph Kraus is currently the Chairman of Project VISION. In addition, he has served on a variety of local boards including the Paramount Center, The Rutland Regional Field House, and the Mentor Connector. Kraus worked for Central Vermont Public Service from 1980 until its sale in 2012. During his tenure he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, oversaw many of the Company’s unregulated ventures and played a large role in the development of renewable energy projects in North America and Europe. Later in his career there, Kraus was responsible for all of the Company’s Operations. Kraus graduated from Heidelberg University in 1977 and from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1980.
Dr. Richard Lloyd
Dr. Richard Lloyd has been President of College of St. Joseph since 2012. Lloyd has a distinguished record in higher education and has served in a variety of administrative posts including Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty and Director of Special Programs. As Vice President for College Initiatives at Hastings College, he directed admissions, communications and marketing, and financial aid. Lloyd earned his Bachelor of Arts at Hastings College and went on to earn a Master of Arts in English at Emporia State University. He completed his PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Michael J. Kenosh, MD
As a physiatrist, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, Michael J. Kenosh, MD, focuses on optimizing his patient’s function across a spectrum of musculoskeletal and neurologic diagnoses. His excellent training through the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle has been enhanced by continuing education and training through numerous professional organizations. He is an accomplished electro-diagnostician, and has been performing fluoroscopically guided spinal injections for sixteen years. His ultimate goal is to help patients navigate through a complex landscape of medical information and opinion, provide education and empowerment, and develop an individual and personal plan to gain control and mastery of their problems. Kenosh began practicing in 1996 in Cody, Wyoming. He moved to Rutland in 1997 to assume the directorship for the Rehabilitation Services line at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was Medical Director for the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit from 1997 until its closure in 2012 and Director of the Occupational Health/Employee Health program through 2012. Kenosh is strongly committed and dedicated to providing comprehensive rehabilitation services to the greater Rutland community.
Michael Solimano is the President and General Manager of the Killington/Pico Golf & Ski Resort where he oversees all operational aspects of the largest resort in the Eastern United States. Prior to this position, he was Vice President of Finance at Killington/Pico Resort. Solimano also served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Skis Dynastar, managing sales, marketing and distribution for North America, and Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche. He graduated with honors from Niagara University in Business Administration and earned his CPA certificate in 1992. Solimano is also serving on the board for Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT, Killington Mountain School, and Ski Vermont.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.
Rutland Regional’s commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.