CareWell Health Medical Center Expands Leadership Team, Adds New COO

Proven Healthcare Leader Rodemil ("Rod") R. Fuentes, MHA Joins CareWell Health as COO
By: The S3 Agency
Rod Fuentes COO CareWell Health Medical Center
Rod Fuentes COO CareWell Health Medical Center
EAST ORANGE, N.J. - Aug. 16, 2022 - PRLog -- CareWell Health Medical Center, Essex County's premier independent, acute care hospital, announces the addition of Rodemil ("Rod") R. Fuentes, MHA, as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Fuentes will help manage CareWell Health's rapid growth to ensure that its patients and staff members continue to have the high-quality, personal experience for which the hospital is known.

Bringing national and international experience in healthcare leadership, Fuentes was most recently COO at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA – the largest Community Hospital in the Department of Defense. Additional prior experience includes executive leadership roles at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (South Korea), Kimbrough Health (Ft. Meade, MD), BG Sams Ambulatory Care Center (Japan), and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda, MD). Fuentes also brings two decades of serving in the US Army, including three tours in Iraq, and is now retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

"I was drawn to CareWell Health because of the extraordinary levels of medical care and compassion that this community resource delivers on a daily basis," said Fuentes, "and I am honored to be joining an organization that is so clearly dedicated to doing what is right. I look forward to working side-by-side with the team to make sure they have what they need to give our patients what they need as we continue to add new services."

CareWell Health's strategic vision includes significant expansion to constantly deliver on its reputation as Essex County's premier boutique community hospital. Hiring Fuentes is the next step.

"Rod has proven himself to be a dynamic servant leader in healthcare settings around the world," said Paige Dworak, CareWell Health's President and CEO. "His ability to drive operational growth in a way that puts people first aligns perfectly with our mission – and will help ensure we continue to provide high-quality, accessible healthcare with respect as we expand our offerings to better serve our community. I could not be more excited to welcome him to the CareWell Health family."

To learn more about CareWell Health and the services it offers, visit

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CareWell Health Medical Center in East Orange, NJ is a boutique community hospital serving Essex County, a place where every patient is treated like family. Formerly known as East Orange General Hospital, this sole independent, acute care hospital in Essex County is deeply proud to be a cornerstone of care for almost 120 years – and to drive the region's future as the largest private employer in East Orange. Services include behavioral health, women's health, family health, emergency medicine, same-day surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, dialysis, physical rehabilitation, lab and pathology services, wound care, weight loss support, and many more. CareWell Health: Be Treated Like Family. To learn more, please visit

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