After nearly 42 years of service, Rhonda Parton has announced her retirement from Boone Health. To ensure a smooth transition of duties, Rhonda will continue working through mid-May.
Rhonda started her career at Boone in 1982 as a Senior Accounting Clerk. She has held Director positions in many departments including Revenue Cycle, Imaging Services, Ancillary Services, Laboratory, GI Lab, and Cardiac Diagnostic Services. She was the Executive Director of Operations for 13 years and currently serves as the Executive Director of Provider and Ambulatory Services.
Throughout her tenure, Rhonda had the opportunity to work on many high-level initiatives in different areas of the hospital –– none more impactful than what she was challenged with in the last four years. Rhonda served in a lead role for Boone’s transition from BJC HealthCare to independence. This move impacted every operation and process of the health system and a successful transition leader required intimate knowledge of all aspects of Boone, making this a perfect role for Rhonda.
“I never saw myself staying at one place for my entire career,” says Rhonda. “But there is something magical about Boone Heath and the people that work here. They become your family. I have so much gratitude for everyone that has believed in me, trusted me, shown me such kindness, patience, support, encouragement, and inspiration. Thank you for making me a better person and inspiring me to be my best. There is no place like Boone!”
In retirement, Rhonda looks forward to spending more time with family and friends, traveling, and checking some items off her diverse bucket list.
The Boone family thanks Rhonda for her many years of service and leadership and wishes her a happy and healthy retirement.