John Rodis is the founder and president of Arista Health, an organization that assists hospitals and healthcare systems with improving patient quality and experience.
With 35 years of clinical expertise, he was previously an OBGYN practitioner and holds numerous leadership roles such as residency program director, department chairman, chief medical officer and hospital president.
Early Life and Education
John Rodis was born in Paris, Wisconsin to Nicholas and Mary Rodis.
He received an MBA from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in medical sciences from Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Following his residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he completed fellowships in maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics.
After five years as president of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Rodis launched his consulting firm Arista Health to help hospitals and healthcare systems improve quality, safety, patient experience and reduce risk.
John Rodis has earned himself a place of honor in his professional life, but none quite compare to the accomplishments he accomplished when he became president and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital. As president and CEO, he led the 600-bed Level 1 trauma center to record occupancy levels while building an operational infrastructure capable of providing top notch healthcare services to more than 600,000 patients annually. Furthermore, during his tenure as chief executive he implemented significant changes to patient experience, staffing levels, and revenue that resulted in record financial results for the healthcare system overall.
John Rodis is an experienced healthcare industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in senior leadership positions such as residency program director, service line physician executive, chief medical officer and most recently president.
Achievements and Honors
John Rodis was an influential leader in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years. He held various senior leadership roles such as residency program director, service line physician executive, chief medical officer and president of Saint Francis Hospital.
He was a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Additionally, he earned his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management.
He was also a consultant, helping hospitals and health systems reduce their medical malpractice risks. In 1985 he founded Arista in Farmington, Connecticut to address this need.
Rodis’ personal life has always revolved around family. He and his wife Marytherese have three adult daughters and reside in Farmington.
As a longtime member of the Western Region Academy of Sport, he was actively engaged in several committees for sixteen years. Furthermore, as the longest serving member of their lawn bowls squad, he played an essential role in its growth and development.
As president of Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, he has taken on an immense task as the state grapples with a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of lives. Drawing upon his extensive medical background, he has successfully navigated SARS and MERS outbreaks, settled the controversy over Connecticut’s hospital tax, and guided his institution through financial hardships.