Dr. Jodie Rappe has been appointed chief medical officer and patient safety officer for Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe effective July 7. She assumed the hospital’s CMO leadership duties of Dr. Nicholas Gilpin, who will continue serving Beaumont Health as director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention.
“Dr. Rappe is up to the task. Her experience and dedication to quality and patient safety made her a strong choice,” said Dr. James Lynch, president, Beaumont hospitals in Grosse Pointe and Troy. “We are proud to pass the torch to a colleague who is committed to working collaboratively to lead Beaumont, Grosse Pointe forward into the ever-changing world of health care.”
Dr. Rappe is a Family Medicine physician currently practicing in St. Clair Shores and serves as associate program director and medical director of the Family Medicine residency program at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. She is also an assistant professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Dr. Rappe received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and went on to receive a Master of Arts from Texas State University with a focus on parasitology. She also obtained a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University before graduating medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where she currently serves as faculty.
She completed her Family Medicine residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital in California and served an additional 12 years in the U.S. Navy. During that time, Dr. Rappe held multiple leadership roles, including chair of Family Medicine, branch head of Primary Care clinics, chair of Credentialing and assistant director of Medical Services while working at multiple locations in California and Japan.