New CFO for Carolina Pines

Rodney Van Donkelaar has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, effective June 1, according to Tim Browne, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Having worked in hospital financial leadership roles for more than 15 years, Van Donkelaar brings significant experience to his new position. He comes to Hartsville from McMinnville, TN, where he served as Chief Financial Officer for River Park Hospital, also part of the Capella Healthcare family of hospitals. While there, he also served in a market leadership role for the Capella-Saint Thomas Health Network.

Van Donkelaar joined Capella in January 2006 as Controller of Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Oregon, and was promoted to CFO in 2008, serving facilities in Alabama and Tennessee.

Originally from Michigan, Van Donkelaar earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration majoring in accounting from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI. He and his wife, April, have two grown children: Tiffany who lives in Clarksville, TN, and Caleb who lives in Murfreesboro, TN.

About Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
At Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, SC, we “care for our own, right here at home.” The facilities on our campus include a 116-bed acute care hospital and an adjoining medical office building. From routine checkups to complex, state of the art surgery, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is the healthcare provider of choice in our service area, which includes the counties of Darlington, Chesterfield, Lee and Marlboro. A part of the Capella Healthcare family, this hospital is partially owned by physicians.

About Capella Healthcare
Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. The company was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s fastest growing health care companies in both 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit the website at

Author: Jana Pye

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