53131 Quince Road
South Bend, IN 46628
T: (574) 235-8899
E: ohanaoffice@arosieplace.org

Our Staff

Be A Part Of Our Rosie Team!

Tieal Bishop

CEO & Executive Director

Tieal graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 with a degree in Sociology. From there, she began developing her relational skills while serving underprivileged children and people with disabilities. Today, her passion is evident. She knows firsthand the importance of excellent health care and home management of a fragile child. At 27, Tieal gave birth to her son who became medically fragile. A healthy boy now, Max continues to motivate her to advocate on behalf of families who still struggle to keep their children and families healthy under extremely stressful circumstances. Tieal joined the O’Hana family as the parent representative serving on the Board of Directors and was recruited by the organization to become the first paid employee in 2005. Her background in the disability field, her knowledge of reimbursement and state policy, and her own personal experience convinced the Board she was uniquely suited to represent the new organization and to advance the mission. With her leadership the dreams of the organization and espoused ideas were transformed into tangible reality for fragile children by the completion of A Rosie Place; the first specialty hospital in the state of Indiana dedicated and designed to serve medically fragile children. Her success at fundraising the over 10 million dollars to date, without formal training in fundraising or development, speaks to versatility and tenacity of her character. She continues to nurture valuable relationships that are crucial for the support of the charity now and in the future.

You can reach Tieal by emailing tieal@arosieplace.org

John Rice MD

Medical Director

Dr. John Rice became associated with A Rosie Place for Children in 2011, and became a member of our supporting medical group in 2018. While serving fragile children in our community, he became our Medical Director in 2019. Dr. Rice also serves as a pediatrician at the South Bend Clinic’s main campus, where he has treated and taken amazing care of children in our community for over 30 years. Prior to practicing at the South Bend Clinic, Dr. Rice attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving his bachelor’s degree before enrolling in the Indiana University School of Medicine where he completed his medical degree and residency. Dr. Rice is certified in pediatrics. He belongs to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Indiana State Medical Association. Dr. Rice is a proud father of 7, which definitely portrays his love for children. Dr. Rice enjoys treating children of all ages and all needs from newborn through high school.

He has a special interest in taking care of children who are medically complex. His attention to detail, coupled with his kind demeanor, is a perfect combination in not only maintaining the health of the children we serve, but also empowering the patient’s family so they too can adapt and thrive in the care of their special children.

Caring, Skilled Nurses

A Rosie Place for Children hires only the best pediatric nurses! Our nurses are passionate about providing quality care to the children who come to stay with us. They bring considerable experience, skill, training, and compassion to the excellent care they provide. Each nurse is knowledgeable about the individual child’s routine, preferences, physical and emotional needs, and makes every effort to provide the continuity of care from home to hospital. Nurses are assisted by an excellent team of support staff.

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