CLEARFIELD – Rhonda Halstead, MSM, has been named president of Penn Highlands Clearfield. She will be responsible for the overall operations and growth of the hospital.
Halstead comes to Penn Highlands Clearfield from Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas, where she was chief operations officer as well as ethics and compliance officer since 2015.
She has also served as vice president and assistant administrator and administrative director at Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville, Calif.
Halstead also has had leadership roles at HCA Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla.; Therapeutic Health Center in Destin, Fla.; and Vencore Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
She received her Associate’s degree in respiratory care from Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla.; her Bachelor’s degree in social sciences from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.; her Master’s degree in management, health administration from Troy University in Troy, Ala.; and Major Field Test Master’s in business administration from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
She also attended an American College of Healthcare Executive Development program in 2012.
Halstead is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care, the California Society of Respiratory Care and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She is a certified College of American Pathology Inspector and is licensed in several states as a licensed respiratory therapist.
Halstead was awarded the 2005 North Florida Division Certificate of Excellence for her contribution in Ethics, Compliance and Corporate Responsibility.
She comes to PH Clearfield not just with experience, but also a solid philosophy. “What has driven me during my career is the belief that you should show up to work with your true self, not only your knowledge and expertise, but also your values,” she said.
She likes to use the quote: “Stay true to who you are and have the courage of your convictions; you will be a genuine and courageous leader.”
Halstead and her husband, Wayne, are both natives of Panama City, Fla. They are both very excited to make their home in Clearfield and become an integrated part of the community.
They look forward to their three children, Shannon, Zac and Katie visiting with their six grandchildren. The family is already planning a trip to see the snow.
Halstead and her husband love the outdoors, fishing, hunting and golfing and feel Clearfield is the perfect place to call home.