DEWITT, Iowa – Ted Rogalski, who has been an advocate for the mission of rural hospitals at local, state and national levels, is the new administrator for Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.
For the past 12 years, Mr. Rogalski has been serving as administrator of Genesis Medical Center (GMC), Aledo, Illinois.
His role at Genesis expanded to lead both the Aledo and DeWitt campuses following the Friday, July 15, departure of Curt Coleman, president of Critical Access Hospitals. Coleman accepted the position as president of Catholic Health Initiatives-Good Samaritan Hospital, a 268-bed regional referral center in Kearney, Nebraska.
“I am looking forward to becoming involved in the DeWitt community and building upon the successes of Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt and its great team,” said Mr. Rogalski, who is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I have been an advocate for Critical Access Hospitals for more than a decade and am committed to bringing quality health care and services close-to-home for the residents served by our rural hospitals.”
During his 25 years with Genesis, Mr. Rogalski has held a number of leadership positions. Since 2010, he has directed hospital operations in Aledo, where he joined the organization under a management agreement with Mercer County Hospital (now GMC-Aledo).
During his tenure, he led a $1.6 million turnaround effort and successfully guided the hospital through affiliation and ultimately acquisition.
On Feb. 1, 2013, Mercer County Hospital, Medical Associates Clinic and the 92-bed Mercer County Nursing Home also became part of Genesis Health System. The hospital immediately embarked on a $12 million renovation plan.
Prior to coming to Genesis, Rogalski worked for Mercy Hospital, Iowa City; Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.; and began his health care career at Davenport’s St. Luke’s Hospital, a predecessor of Genesis.
“With his range of experience in health care, success at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, and dedication to the mission of rural hospitals, I am confident Ted Rogalski’s leadership will continue the nationally recognized healthcare that distinguishes our Critical Access Hospitals in DeWitt and Aledo,” said Dr. Kurt Andersen, chief clinical officer/chief medical officer for Genesis Health System.
Mr. Rogalski currently serves as chair for the Illinois Hospital and Health Association Board of Trustees and Treasurer for the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. He also has served as the chair for the Small and Rural Hospital Committee of the Illinois Hospital Association and has been an active community volunteer on the boards of the American Hospital Association – Regional Policy Board, Vera French Mental Health Center, St. Ambrose University Physicians Assistance Program, Mercer County Better Together, Mercer County YMCA, St. Paul the Apostle School, Assumption High School Century Club, and Friendship Manor.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, and received a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Iowa.
Mr. Rogalski and his wife, Lisa, have five married adult children and one grandson.