Gino Patrizio, Chief Executive Officer, Rideout Health
After a nationwide search to identify a new CEO for Rideout Health, the Board of Directors determined that the person best suited to lead Rideout was its Chief Operating Officer, Gino Patrizio. Mr. Patrizio became Rideout Health's CEO in November 2015.
Prior to joining Rideout, Mr. Patrizio spent four years with Southwest Healthcare System in southern California, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, a Fortune 500 health facility management company. As COO for Southwest, he was responsible for the oversight of its two acute care hospitals, transforming their Environment of Care and overseeing more than 15 active construction projects.
Mr. Patrizio earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Harvard University. He was on the Dean’s List there and was awarded Varsity letters in Volleyball and Track & Field. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he won awards in criminal justice and civil trial practice. In 1995, he was admitted to both the State Bar of California and to the United States District Court, Southern District of California. He practiced law in San Diego for 10 years, with an emphasis on healthcare and compliance issues, representing providers such as Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, publishing several appellate opinions on medical issues.
Given his interest and experience in healthcare, Mr. Patrizio went on to earn his Master’s degree in Health Administration at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development with a Dean’s Certificate of Merit as “Outstanding Graduate Student, 2006.” Following the completion of his MHA, Mr. Patrizio joined Health Management Associates, which operates 60 acute care hospitals across the U.S. During his Florida-based tenure, he served first as Assistant Hospital Administrator at Brooksville Regional Hospital where he developed several cardiology services, and as Chief Operating Officer of Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River, where he oversaw several major construction projects and introduced and led initiatives that improved patient satisfaction scores for its Emergency and Outpatient services.
Mr. Patrizio is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and certified in the National Incident Management Systems. His civic involvements include membership in Rotary International and coaching YMCA youth basketball.