K.C. Rondello, MD, chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hunterdon Healthcare System, Hunterdon Medical Center

K.C. Rondello, MD, MPH, CEM has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hunterdon Healthcare System (“Hunterdon Health”) and the Hunterdon Medical Center.

Dr. Rondello has served as a Trustee of Hunterdon Health since 2016. His prior leadership positions within the health care system have included Vice Chairman and Secretary of the  Hunterdon Healthcare System and Hunterdon Medical Center Boards; Chair of the Quality, Safety and Experience committee; Chair of the Compensation and Performance committee; and Vice Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management committee. Additionally, Dr. Rondello has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Hunterdon Healthcare Partners (HHP), Hunterdon’s Independent Practice Association (IPA), since 2020.

A Disaster Epidemiologist who has been deeply engaged in the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Rondello serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health and Emergency Management at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., where he has held multiple clinical, academic, and administrative roles over the past 20 years. Dr. Rondello was elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine in 2020 and earned the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential of the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2013.

Founded in 1946 and opened in 1953, Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) is a 178-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. HMC’s clinical excellence is reflected in its having been recently awarded a CMS 5-Star rating and eight consecutive Leapfrog A Safety Scores. Additionally, Hunterdon Medical Center recently earned its fourth consecutive Magnet hospital designation, joining less than 1% of U.S. hospitals who have been awarded this distinction.

Hunterdon Health provides a full range of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic inpatient and outpatient hospital and community health services through its network of more than 30 primary and specialty practices located throughout Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Warren and Morris counties.

To learn more about Hunterdon Health, visit hunterdonhealth.org.