Ron Rodgers has joined Athletico Physical Therapy as chief executive officer. Founder and chairman Mark Kaufman will remain as executive chairman, according to a media announcement.
“I am pleased to welcome Ron to the Athletico management team,” Kaufman says. “Ron is a strong and passionate leader with more than 30 years of healthcare operations experience. He understands how to grow healthcare organizations while maintaining the highest standards of care.

“During the time we’ve already spent together, I am convinced Ron’s skills, commitment to excellence and belief in servant culture and leadership will add strength and experience to our leadership team.”

Prior to joining Athletico, Rodgers was president of Fresenius Kidney Care, a division of dialysis treatment provider Fresenius Medical Care. Rodgers joined Fresenius in 2010 when National Vascular Care, a company he co-founded to improve access to care primarily for dialysis patients’ vascular complications, was acquired by a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care.

Rodgers held various leadership roles at Fresenius with a focus on expanding the vascular division, improving access to dialysis care, quality outcomes, innovation, and improving the patient and employee experiences. Prior to cofounding National Vascular Care, Rodgers held senior positions with various healthcare companies, the release explains.

“I’m excited to join Athletico and work closely with Mark to further accelerate the company’s impressive growth and success,” Rodgers shares. ”

It’s inspiring to see what Mark and the leadership team have built since opening the first Athletico clinic in 1991. I look forward to working together with Mark and the team to expand Athletico’s footprint and its range of therapeutic services, providing high-quality patient care while preserving its outstanding culture.”

[Source: Athletico Physical Therapy]