Jim Krauss joined Sentara RMH in 2000 as senior vice president and chief operating officer. He was named president in 2007.
President, Sentara RMH and Corporate Vice President, Sentara Healthcare
Krauss has more than 27 years of executive leadership experience in healthcare. Before joining Sentara RMH he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida when it became part of the BayCare Health System. He began his healthcare leadership career as assistant vice president and administrator of Baptist Outpatient Center, a subsidiary of Baptist Hospital of Miami, Fla.
He has held executive leadership positions at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. and Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Winter Park, Fla. before going to Bayfront.
Krauss holds a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. He served two years in Paraguay with the Peace Corps organizing and implementing developmental programs in public health.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He currently serves as a board member for WVPT, Virginia’s Public Television. He also has served on the Friends of Scouting Steering Committee of the Boy Scouts of America, Stonewall Jackson District; as a member of the Eastern Mennonite University Commission for Sciences; and as vice-chair for Solution Services Corporation.
Krauss also is a past board member of the Harrisonburg Rotary Club and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and a past member of the Mary Baldwin College Healthcare Advisory Council. He also has served as a member of the Regent’s Advisory Council of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Virginia Area A.
Jim’s wife, Vicki, is a Nurse Practitioner. He has two teenage boys.
Dale Carroll, MD, MPH
Dale Carroll, MD, MPH, joined Sentara RMH in 2000. He is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina. He graduated cum laude from Furman University, Greenville, SC, and received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a 1996 graduate of the US Army War College and received a master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Washington.
Senior Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness/Chief Medical Officer
He completed a Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine residencies in the Army. He also completed the Faculty Fellowship in Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Carroll was actively engaged in the practice of Army Family Medicine until his retirement in 2000. He also served in academic family medicine roles. As a Preventive Medicine physician he served in both clinical and academic settings. During his military career he held active clinical privileges in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine.
His physician executive assignments included command of the 5th Preventive Medicine Unit; the 5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and Moncrief Army Community Hospital as well as Preventive Medicine Officer, US Forces Korea. Other physician executive assignments included service as the Ambulatory Care Consultant to the Army Surgeon General; Preventive Medicine Consultant to the Army Surgeon General and Chief of Consultants to the Surgeon General.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is past member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
As the executive accountable for Sentara RMH’s Journey of Excellence, and as a former Baldrige Examiner, he is a strong proponent of performance excellence and the application of advanced approaches to performance excellence, such as Lean and Six Sigma.
Donna Hahn, RN, MSN
Donna Hahn joined Sentara RMH in 2007. Prior to that, she served as assistant vice president of patient care and community services at Augusta Medical Center for seven years.
Vice President, Acute Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive
Hahn holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Eastern Mennonite University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia. She is completing a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) in management from the University of Virginia.
Of her tenure with Sentara RMH, she says, “I am proud of the teamwork that has developed at Sentara RMH to form a culture where care of patients is our first priority. Silos were torn down to execute a safe transition to a new facility and reduce our serious safety events. I am extremely proud of the relationships that have grown between nursing and our physician partners in our quest to provide professional, compassionate care. Our nursing staff are consistently rated by our community as the best nurses over all our competitors."
Other achievements, she notes, include a partnership with a James Madison University professor of nursing who serves as mentor for research-based projects and nursing evidence-based practices. This occurred through the JMU-Sentara RMH Collaborative. “We are also excited to begin our official journey toward Magnet designation,” she adds.
Hahn is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a member of the advisory boards for the nursing schools of Eastern Mennonite University, James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College. She also serves as member and past president for the Commonwealth Center for Children Advisory Council.
Kay Harrison joined Sentara RMH in 1990 and has served as director of Medical Records, director of Network Development and director of Community Health. She served as director of Planning and New Business Development from 2002 until 2007, when she became vice president, Business Development.
Vice President, Business Development
Before coming to Sentara RMH, Harrison served as the director of medical records and business development for a free-standing ambulatory surgery center in Orlando, Florida. She holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in medical record administration from the University of Central Florida.
Under Harrison’s leadership in community health, Sentara RMH received two prestigious national awards for its achievements in improving community health—one from the American Hospital Association and one from VHA Inc. As director of Planning and New Business Development, she moved Sentara RMH toward adoption of best practices in strategic planning.
Sentara RMH accomplishments she is proud of include receiving the AHA Living the Vision award for community health, new hospital planning, improving relationships with JMU, establishment of the Sentara RMH Medical Group, sustained market share growth and Sentara RMH becoming a LEED Gold-Certified hospital.
Rick Haushalter joined Sentara RMH in 1999 as vice president, finance/chief financial officer and was named senior vice president, Operations/Chief Operating Officer in 2007.
Senior Vice President, Operations/Chief Operating Officer
Rick came to Sentara RMH from Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida. He served as vice president of finance for this six-hospital system for nine years. Previously, he had served as Chief Financial Officer for Cleveland Memorial Hospital in Shelby, N.C., and Moore Regional Hospital (now First Health) in Pinehurst, N.C.
A native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Rick received a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in accounting from Eastern Michigan University. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Florida.
Haushalter is currently serving on the board of First Step, an organization that provides shelter to individuals fleeing domestic violence. He also just completed a six-year term on the local Community Services Board.
Rick started his career in finance, and is pleased that he has been successful in the transition to operational leadership, where he has a passion for customer service.
He is most proud of the entire Sentara RMH team for their commitment to a safe hospital move in 2010. "Through establishing a clear vision, completing detailed planning, and garnering staff commitment, every person performed well and the move went off without a hitch. This was a tremendous learning experience, and one that we are continuing to learn from on our Journey of Excellence.”
John McGowan, MD
John McGowan, MD, was named CEO of the Sentara RMH Medical Group in January 2010, but has been active as a physician and leader at Sentara RMH for over 20 years.
CEO, Sentara RMH Medical Group
Dr. McGowan joined the Sentara RMH Medical Staff in 1987. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His diverse leadership experience includes six years as an Sentara RMH Medical Staff leader, serving on the Medical Executive Committee (secretary, vice chairman, and chairman) and as president of the Sentara RMH Medical Staff; 20 years of leadership positions with Harrisonburg Medical Associates (his former practice); and more than 12 years in leadership roles with Sentara RMH’s partner, Valley Health Plan.
Accomplishments of which he is most proud include his work as a nephrologist at Sentara RMH for 21 years; working with the team of the Sentara RMH Medical Group this past year to implement the new organizational business plan; being on the founding board and later co-chairperson of Valley Health Plan; and being a voting member of the Sentara RMH Board subcommittee that recommended the building of a new hospital.
Mike Rozmus joined Sentara RMH in 2003 as director, information technology/Chief Information Officer and became vice president, Information Services, in 2007.
Vice President, Information Services/Chief Information Officer
Before coming to Sentara RMH, Rozmus served as vice president of information services for Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md. Before that he worked as the manager of information resources and as senior financial analyst at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System in Pittsburgh, Penn.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s in business administration with a focus on information technology from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
He is most proud of the safe, successful move of the hospital and its medical group specialty practices to the new health campus. “This could only have been achieved by a great team, and I’m proud to work with such an exceptional group of healthcare professionals,” he says.
“We’ve been on a strategic journey to continually improve the safety and quality of patient care in our organization,” he continues. “My contribution in executing this strategy has been to lead a team that delivers information technology solutions that enable caregivers to provide the best care by having clinical information available to them wherever and whenever needed.”
Mark Zimmerman joined Sentara RMH in 2001. He has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare human resources management. Before coming to Sentara RMH, he served as vice president of human resources for Martin Memorial Health Systems in Stuart, Florida. He also has served in that capacity for Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga, New York and Mary Washington Hospital/MWH MediCorp in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Vice President, Human Resources Development and Support Services
Zimmerman earned a masters’ of business administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; NC, and a bachelor of science in business administration from Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio.
In commenting on what he regards as key achievements in his service to Sentara RMH, he notes, “For almost 30 years, my entire career (healthcare human resources administration) has been dedicated to serving people that ‘lay hands’ on patients or support those who do. Human Resources Development is all about creating a best place to work and I’d like to think that our team has made significant progress over the years. I think the Sentara RMH Leadership Institute has helped prepare our leaders to better serve the needs of our engaged workforce.”
He also notes the successful launch of the 403(b) matched savings plan for employees. “Less than 10 years ago we had about 500 employees saving for their retirement, and today we have almost 1,700 with more than $55 million in total fund assets,” he says.
Zimmerman is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration and the Society for Human Resource Management, and is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Harrisonburg-Massanutten.
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