Andrews Memorial Hospital to get new CEO

DR Patric Rutherford, who has been at the helm of the Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston for the past 20 years, will retire at the end of this month.

His successor, who is scheduled to assume the CEO position in June of this year, is Dr Marvin Rouhotas, a medical doctor with over 20 years leadership experience in hospital administration.

A trained health administrator, with post graduate degrees from both Loma Linda University in the United States of America and the Northern Caribbean University, Dr Rutherford first served as administrator, but later assumed the position of president and chief executive officer of the Seventh – day Adventist-owned hospital.

Under his watch, there have been many changes at the institution. “You will see changes in the infrastructure as we have added new buildings and improved the old,” Rutherford said. The capacity of the hospital has increased from a 30 to a 60-bed facility, with the number of operating rooms moving from one to four. The diagnostic building has also tripled in size and according to the outgoing CEO, “there are improved laboratory facilities and today, the hospital is in great demand as it offers some of the best services of its kind in Jamaica”.

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