Wheless Partners Executive Search Firm Successfully Places CEO for Rainy Lake Medical Center


It's a great honor to lead a hospital with such a rich history and commitment to providing exceptional, personalized care. A big thanks to Wheless Executive Search Firm for making it happen.

    INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN, July 12, 2018 -- Wheless Partners today announced, after a national executive search, Robert Pastor has been placed as CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Robert brings significant leadership, hospital care delivery, and operations experience. He has an impressive track record of creating highly engaged teams, partnerships, improving efficiency, patient quality and satisfaction scores, in addition to increasing revenue and financial performance of his organizations.

"We are very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with his caliber, track record and further potential. We look forward to working with him and the Executive Team over the next few years to continue the exceptional growth of our business."
–Susan E. Congrave, Rainy Lakes Medical Center, Board of Trustees Chair

Mr. Pastor was previously at Southwest Health in Platteville, WI where he served as Chief Clinical officer and was responsible for the direction and management of all patient care service areas including Radiology, Laboratory, Rehabilitation Services, EMS, Pharmacy, Risk Management, Performance Improvement/Quality, Care Management, Diabetes Education and all organization Nursing Service Departments: Surgery, SDS, ED, OB, Med/Surg, Behavioral Health Services, and Outpatient/Infusion.

"My family and I are looking forward to returning to Minnesota and the International Falls community. It's a great honor to lead a hospital with such a rich history and commitment to providing exceptional, personalized care and to improving the overall health of the com. A big thanks to Wheless Partners for making it happen."
–Robert Pastor, CEO Rainy Lakes Medical Center

Prior to his role at Southwest Health, Robb served as Director of Hospital Nursing Services at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, MN. He has also held leadership positions with hospitals and medical centers in Mississippi, Texas and Michigan.

"After an exhaustive search to meet the requirements of the search committee, Mr. Pastor rose above the other candidates in many areas of expertise. We are please he has been selected as the CEO to take Rainy Lakes Medical Center into the future."
–Cindy Chandler, Wheless Partners, Managing Director

ABOUT WHELESS PARTNERS
Wheless Partners Executive Search has over 30 years' experience partnering with clients to ensure they attract and retain premier talent to help achieve their most critical goals. Wheless Partners is a 2017 Top Healthcare Search Firm as ranked by Modern Healthcare, placing us among the best in the country for effectiveness and success in placing senior-level healthcare executives. As trusted healthcare advisors, we are also 1 of only 40 firms selected & sanctioned in ACHE's National Executive Search Firm Exchange.

ABOUT RAINY LAKE MEDICAL CENTER
Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center, is a critical access hospital providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art healthcare in International Falls, MN. As a community healthcare organization, Rainy Lake Medical Center is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible medical care to the residents and visitors.

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