Saint Therese CEO Barb Rode to be Inducted into McKnight’s Hall of Honor
On April 21, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
Barb Rode, President & CEO of Saint Therese, will be inducted into the McKnight's Hall of Honor, a distinction given to women at an executive level in the senior living industry who have had a significant effect on their organization or industry. On May 13 in Chicago, she will be inducted at McKnight's 2022 Women of Distinction awards celebration.
This national honor comes on the eve of Barb’s retirement this year, after 21 years at the helm of the organization that provides senior care, housing, and services in communities throughout the Twin Cities.
Barb has driven exceptional growth and innovation for Saint Therese during her tenure. The organization expanded from one senior community, Saint Therese of New Hope, adding two additional full continuum of care communities (Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake and Saint Therese of Woodbury), a palliative care facility (Saint Therese at St. Odilia), and a rehabilitation service, Ascend Rehabilitation.
She also led the effort to gain approval for a significant renovation of its New Hope community, beginning this year, along with the construction of a new community in the northwest metro, Saint Therese of Corcoran.
“I am incredibly honored and grateful to be recognized by my peers and the larger senior industry,” said Barb Rode. “My years at Saint Therese have blessed and rewarded me with an extraordinary sense of accomplishment and a confidence that we are making the lives of seniors better through ordinary acts of kindness and compassion.”
The McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program was judged by a national, independent panel of judges. Overall, 27 states are represented by the honorees across all categories.