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January 9, 2012

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Lisa Marsilio Named Executive Director of Good Shepherd Penn Partners

(Philadelphia, Pa.) – Good Shepherd Penn Partners has named Lisa Marsilio, MBA, of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, as Executive Director.

Marsilio will oversee the continued growth of Good Shepherd Penn Partners and its inpatient and outpatient post-acute care network, with an emphasis on implementing operational efficiencies and building relationships with referral sources throughout the region.

Marsilio joins Good Shepherd Penn Partners following 16 years with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (Allentown, Pennsylvania), where she held multiple levels of responsibility across Good Shepherd’s continuum of care. Most recently, she served as Vice President of the cardiopulmonary/complex medical service line, as well as Administrator of the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital (2008-11), a 32-bed long-term acute care hospital located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, the Specialty Hospital saw yearly growth in operating margin.

Marsilio’s experience extends beyond long-term acute care. She served as Administrator for the former Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethlehem (2003-05), where she oversaw patient care services as well as fiscal operation of the hospital. In her role as Director of Special Projects (2005-06), Marsilio coordinated the launch of several Good Shepherd outpatient therapy sites, and as Physician and Community Education Manager (1995-2003), she supervised all aspects of provider education.

“Lisa was instrumental in developing growth strategies for our long-term acute care hospital, building successful relationships to increase referrals and grow revenues,” says Sally Gammon, FACHE, Chair of the Board of Directors, Good Shepherd Penn Partners and President and CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “She is the ideal choice to lead the development of Good Shepherd Penn Partners into the finest post-acute care continuum in the nation.”

Marsilio will hold the dual appointment of Interim Administrator of the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse. She replaces Interim-Executive Director Linda Dean-Hayes, who served in an interim capacity since August 2010. Marsilio will report to the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

Marsilio received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College and her Masters in Business Administration from DeSales University.  She is an adjunct faculty member of the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College and serves on the Wescoe School Advisory Board.

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ABOUT GOOD SHEPHERD PENN PARTNERS
Good Shepherd Penn Partners is a joint venture of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (Allentown, Pennsylvania) and Penn Medicine. Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation and specialized long-term acute care throughout the Philadelphia region.

Launched in 2008, Good Shepherd Penn Partners manages the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, a 58-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located at Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse. Good Shepherd Penn Partners also operates the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, a 38-bed long-term acute care hospital at Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse; and 10 Penn Therapy and Fitness outpatient rehabilitation locations throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides therapy services within the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, including the hospitals’ three skilled nursing facilities. For more information on services and locations, call 877-9MY-REHAB (877-969-7342).

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.