Riverside, CA – Riverside Community Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Rudd as our new Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2023.

Adam joins Riverside Community Hospital from HCA Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida, where he has been the CEO for the past 4 years. In his time at Largo, Adam has launched a comprehensive cardiac service line and rebuilt the liver and kidney transplant program to be the highest ranked transplant service in all of Florida. He has also built an advanced GI program and general surgery offerings for five-hospital markets. 

Adam’s leadership philosophy is to build strong, cohesive teams at his facilities to create positive change for patients, staff and physicians. Through strategic partnerships and management structures, he has helped improved employee and physician engagement scores with thoughtful implementation of programs, offerings and services. At Largo, he engaged quality and nursing teams to reduce harm and reworked the optimize care and effectiveness section of the clinical excellence scorecard to drastically improve rankings. He also worked with nursing leadership to reduce nursing turnover and helped to build a nurse extern program with a 70% conversation rate.

“I am very excited to join Riverside Community Hospital as the new chief executive officer,” said Adam. “RCH has an outstanding reputation within HCA Healthcare as a world-class tertiary care center for the most complex services. I am looking forward to learning about the Inland Empire region and the diverse communities we serve.”

Prior to Largo, Adam was the CEO of HCA Healthcare Far West Division sister facility Southern Hills Medical Center in Las Vegas and COO of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in South Carolina. During his 20-year career with HCA Healthcare, he has also been Vice President, Emergency Services and Management Engineering.

“Adam brings vast experience and knowledge in several service lines and operations to Riverside Community Hospital,” said Sari Nabulsi, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Riverside Community Hospital. “He joins us at a milestone in our facility’s growth as we add 48 new Medical Surgical beds and expand our Emergency Department by 20 beds. As we expand, we need expert leadership to help navigate our growth to allow more people in the community access to expert care without leaving the region.”

Adam will be relocating to Riverside with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Leah (15,) and son, Hakan (16.) The family is looking forward to exploring all the fun the west coast has to offer including the beaches, beautiful weather and memorable scenery. An outdoorsy family, Adam, his wife and children love playing sports including tennis, golf, soccer and basketball.