It’s been an exciting year at our house already, so why not add another reason to celebrate?
John has a passion for healthcare and has enjoyed the challenges that come with managing a department. After seeing patients for six years, in addition to taking on the role of Director of Rehabilitation Services at the hospital for the last three plus years, John is taking on a new challenge: Hospital Administration.
Thankfully, this career change will not require him to leave his current place of employment or the hospital community he loves working with and learning from everyday.
Here is a summary of the letter his CEO sent out this week. (Last names and specific locations have been removed.)
Today, I’m happy to announce that John, DPT, has accepted a position as Director of Process Improvement/Risk Management. In addition to his new role, John will also be taking on a part-time role as Director of Employer Relations to help provide healthcare solutions to our local employers.
John came to our hospital in 2010 as a full-time physical therapist. In 2012, he transitioned into his leadership role as Director of Rehabilitation Services. Amongst John’s many accomplishments he has facilitated an increase in patient satisfaction with rehab services to over the 95th percentile for both outpatient and inpatient services. Rehab Services is also one of the highest performing departments within the hospital for employee engagement. Additionally, John has established rapport and trust with the communities we serve by working with area employers to include implementing the athletic trainer position at the local school and ergonomics and job task assessments with local businesses.
John received his Doctor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science from the University of Iowa in 2008 and his Bachelors of Science from Mount Mercy (Cedar Rapids) in 2006. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Physical Therapy Association, and is a Certified Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator.
Please join me in congratulating John on his newest role. He brings a high level of enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise to our organization and I’m excited to watch his leadership propel us forward.
I couldn’t be more proud of John. We discussed this role many times before he applied and was asked to interview, and I just put my total trust in his excitement for going after a new challenge. I know how lucky I am to have a husband who comes home from work happy every single day. Seriously. It’s such a gift. I’m just thankful this new opportunity will allow him to stay within this positive environment while requiring him to challenge himself and every department within the hospital along the way.