(August 6, 2018 – Kennewick, Washington) – Officials at RCCH HealthCare Partners announced today the naming of two new executives to lead the Trios Health team. 35-year hospital leadership veteran John Solheim will be the new Chief Executive Officer and Jason Hotchkiss will be moving from a sister RCCH facility to serve as the Chief Financial Officer. Both Mr. Solheim and Mr. Hotchkiss have been at Trios Health over the past few weeks working with Trios leaders and the former interim leaders to help facilitate a smooth transition.
According to RCCH Division President Robert Wampler, “We are very excited to welcome John and Jason to Trios. Both have significant hospital leadership experience and ties to the northwest United States. I know they will both be a great addition to the Trios team. We know that the slight delay in the closing of the transaction has brought its own set of challenges, but we have been so impressed with the flexibility the Trios team has shown during the process.”
John Solheim has more than 35 years of experience as a hospital Chief Executive Officer including stints at facilities in Minnesota and Montana. John has had tremendous success growing hospital service lines and recruiting physicians. He has also had success in leading hospitals as they turn around from challenging situations. The hospital he led in Minnesota was named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Top 150 Places to Work” in 2014. Mr. Solheim was also named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “50 Top Rural CEOs to Know” in 2015 & 2016.
Mr. Solheim received his Master of Health Administration from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Communications & Business Administration/Hospital Administration from Concordia College. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and served in a variety of state and regional healthcare leadership roles including Past Board Member & Executive Committee of the Minnesota Hospital Association and the Past Board Chair & Board Member of the Montana Hospital Association. He received both the Montana ACHE’s “Regent’s Award” and the Montana ACHE’s “Distinguished Service Award”.
John Solheim and his wife Maria have been married 28 years. They have two children ages 25 and 22. They like all outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and biking.
Jason Hotchkiss is coming to Trios Health from sister RCCH facility Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer in Ottumwa since 2013. Prior to that he was with the RCCH facilities in Alabama. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hotchkiss had leadership roles at hospitals in Idaho. He began his career as a CPA with KPMG in California and Idaho.
Mr. Hotchkiss received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.
Mr. Hotchkiss’s wife of 23 years Vernessa is originally from the Tri Cities and is a Hanford High School, Ricks College and Eastern Washington University graduate. Jason and Vernessa met and lived in the Tri-Cities before moving away to Spokane, Washington. They have four children (three daughters, one son) aged 12-21. Their family loves the mountains and outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, fishing, rafting and water skiing.
About RCCH Healthcare Partners
RCCH HealthCare Partners works with communities to build strong regional healthcare systems that are known for high quality, compassionate patient care. Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, RCCH HealthCare Partners operates 17 regional health systems in 12 states. RCCH HealthCare Partners has more than 15,000 employees and 2,800 affiliated physicians and mid-level providers. For more information, visit the website at www.RCCHHealth.com.