Chief Executive Team
Dr. Adolphe Edward, DRHA, MBA, MS - Chief Executive Officer
Adolphe Edward is the chief executive officer for El Centro Regional Medical
Center (ECRMC), an acute care medical center in Southern California’s
Imperial Valley that is affiliated with the UC San Diego Health Care Network.
He brings to the position more than 29 years of experience in health care
strategy and operations at public and private systems worldwide.
Dr. Edward was most recently market CEO of Kindred HealthCare, a Fortune
100 company where he helped grow market share for inpatient services.
He has also held senior leadership roles at hospitals across the U.S.
and abroad, focusing on attracting new patients and growing specialty
services. These positions include Chief Medical Operations for Honeywell,
where he oversaw medical operations at multiple locations in Turkey, Oman
and United Arab Emirates, as well as a dual role as chief operating officer
and chief quality officer for Dell’s health sciences division/SEHA
in Abu Dhabi, where he was responsible for 9 hospitals and over 60 clinics
in the UAE health system. Prior to that, Dr. Edward held many executive
leadership positions in health care for the U.S. Air Force for over 22 years.
He holds a doctorate in healthcare administration and leadership from the
Medical University of South Carolina, a master’s of strategy and
international relations from Air University (U.S. Air Force), an MS in
healthcare administration from Trinity University, an MBA from Florida
Metropolitan University, and a BS in biological studies from Wichita State
University. He also earned several certifications related to leadership
Dr. Edward is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
(ACHE) and a diplomate of the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA).
Louise Kenney, RN, BSN, MSM - Chief Nursing Officer
Ms. Kenney is the Chief Clinical Officer at El Centro Regional Medical
Center. She has served in several leadership roles including Chief Nursing
Officer, Administrator for free standing surgery center, Professional
Development for providers and many other key roles in hospital settings.
Ms. Kenney worked as a Healthcare consultant and provided assistance in
operational transformation, clinical workflow and process changes, acquisitions
and mergers, supply chain and regulatory compliance. Her experience spans
over all types of healthcare segments including acute care, sub-acute
care, ambulatory services and clinic practices.
Ms. Kenney received her BSN at Alverno College and Masters of Science in
Management at Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin.
Luis Castro, BS - Chief Human Resources Officer
Luis Castro started his career in Human Resources and Management in the
private sector and joined ECRMC in 2005. He currently serves as the organization’s
Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing the organization and administration
of Human Resource services. He has held various positions over the years
Luis is an Imperial Valley native and a graduate of Brawley Union High
School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration
in human resources management. He is a member of the Imperial Valley Human
Resources Association, Society for Human Resources Management, and the
Professionals in Human Resources Association.
Charles Rhoades, CLS - Chief of Ambulatory Services, Acting
Charles (Charlie) Rhoades serves as the organization’s Acting Chief
of Ambulatory Services. In this role, he oversees the Laboratory, Medical
Imaging, Pharmacy, Dietary and Biomedical Services departments. He is
a proud graduate of the University of Arizona where he earned Bachelor’s
degrees in Microbiology and Medical Technology followed by a Master’s
degree in Management from the University of Redlands. Charlie began his
professional career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at El Centro Regional
Medical Center in 1979. He has over 39 years of experience working in
acute care hospitals, with the last 33 of those in a variety of leadership
roles. Charlie also has significant experience overseeing a variety of
other clinical and non-clinical support areas including Cardiopulmonary
Services, Rehabilitative Services, and Facilities.