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DOEA Advisory Council Bios


Kathy Rice


Kathleen A. Rice, is a health care executive who is clinically competent, operationally experienced, and financially astute in both hospital and ambulatory care settings. A proven leader skilled in achieving financial and service quality objectives to meet marketplace demands. A professional who has demonstrated the ability to establish policy, manage projects, and solve complex operational problems. Effective in using interpersonal skills to build highly motivated and productive management team. Kathleen has a Master of Business Administration from Lake Erie College and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University.She was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Summa Western Reserve Hospital, a physician-owned, for-profit, full-service hospital. The hospital commenced operations on June 24, 2009, when Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital transitioned to Summa Western Reserve Hospital, a majority physician owned joint venture between Western Reserve Hospital Partners and Summa Health System. Kathleen retired January, 2011.

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