Dan Rothery, BJC Home Care and community services president, has announced that he will retire on April 1, 2022.
“Dan will be missed by many, as he has been a wonderful leader, mentor and friend to countless members of our BJC team,” says Joan Magruder, BJC group president.
Rothery has held several leadership roles across BJC. Since becoming BJC Home Care and community services president in 2013, he has been responsible for BJC Behavioral Health, BJC Corporate Health Services and BJC Home Care Services.
In this role, he led the positioning of BJC Home Care as the premier comprehensive, integrated home care delivery system in the region encompassing four service lines (home health, IV/infusion services, home medical equipment and hospice). His leadership of BJC Behavioral Health has resulted in better meeting community mental health needs, and he has helped to establish BJC Corporate Health, with its exceptional employee assistance program, as the provider-of-choice among the regional business community.
BJC Home Care’s excellence as a post-acute care liaison under Rothery’s leadership was notable during the COVID-19 pandemic — helping patients seamlessly move with the least disruption to the appropriate care setting, freeing up desperately needed acute care beds for the sickest patients.
Prior to 2013, Rothery served as president of Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, for six years. Before joining Boone Hospital Center in 2006, he led The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, a joint venture between BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth (now Encompass) affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine. Rothery also served as the interim chief executive officer of HealthSouth’s Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri.
He also has held executive positions in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and home care environments at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, BJC and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.
Rothery is also very active in the community. His commitment to mental health care was displayed in 2018, along with an affinity for “busting a move,” when he participated in the Independence Center’s “Dancing with the St. Louis Stars” event that raises funds to provide services and programs to people in the area with severe mental illness. Although he didn’t win the dance competition, he raised more than $70,000 for the charity. See him discuss why the charity is near and dear to his heart.
He also generously gives his time, wisdom and expertise as an executive sponsor of the BJC Young Professionals Connection Group.
“We appreciate Dan giving ample notice of his retirement so we can immediately begin a national search for his replacement,” Magruder says. “Please join me in congratulating Dan on this exciting next chapter of his life and thanking him for all he has given to so many across BJC, and our communities, for so many years.”