The Face of Leadership in Long Term Care: Rodney Whittington, CEO of Villa St. Francis
The fifth annual Faces of Kansas City focuses on the individuals and groups whose experience and expertise make them leaders in their fields. These professionals work diligently to provide the best service to the residents of our city. Get to know the faces behind the businesses that want to share their passion and commitment with you.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa St. Francis took decisive action to protect its residents and staff. The care center led the industry by instituting protective measures and facility-wide testing ahead of everyone’s expectations. CEO Rodney Whittington made the decision early to close Villa St. Francis to visitors. “It was difficult, but the safety of residents and staff has always been our priority.” When staff and residents tested positive, Villa St. Francis’ transparency and openness set the standard and allowed the highest level of safety and care. Villa St. Francis is a 5-star, CMS quality care-rated facility. These are the faces of leadership in long term care.