Michael Soisson Named Executive Director
of Good Shepherd Penn Partners
(PHILADELPHIA) – Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP), a joint venture of Good
Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University
of Pennsylvania Health System, has named Michael
J. Soisson as Executive Director.
As the top leader for GSPP, Soisson will provide strategic oversight and operational
leadership to the post-acute care network. He will oversee creating a culture
of performance excellence, staff accountability and evidence-based decision making.
Soisson has vast experience in rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospital
services. Prior to joining GSPP, he was a senior health-care consultant specializing
in post-acute care. He previously served as Vice President for Hospital Development
for Centerre Healthcare and
senior consultant for post-acute services for Mitretek-Gill/Balsano
Consulting. Soisson’s career also included positions as: Chief Executive
Officer of Select
Specialty Hospitals in Greensburg, Camp Hill and York, Pennsylvania; System
Vice President for Conemaugh
Health System in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and COO/CEO of HealthSouth
Rehabilitation Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Soisson received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola
College in Maryland and master’s degree in exercise physiology from
the University of Pittsburgh.
He also earned a master’s degree in health care administration from Medical
College of Virginia.
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Scheduled to open in July 2008, Good Shepherd
Penn Partners (GSPP) brings together the synergies of two
national leaders in rehabilitation to provide excellent, comprehensive
post-acute care in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region. GSPP is
a joint venture of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network based in
Allentown Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health
System (UPHS) based in Philadelphia. GSPP will provide specialized
inpatient long-term acute care and physical rehabilitation for patients
discharged from medical, surgical and intensive care units. In addition,
GSPP will operate outpatient rehabilitation centers as well as rehabilitation
therapy services for UPHS’s three hospitals and three skilled
nursing facilities. For more information on GSPP, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org/press-room/index.asp.
PENN Medicine is
a $3.5 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical
education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. PENN
Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University
of Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is currently ranked #3
in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's survey of
top research-oriented medical schools; and, according to
most recent data from the National Institutes of Health,
received over $379 million in NIH research funds in the 2006
fiscal year. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students,
the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior
education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists
and leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes
three hospitals — its flagship hospital, the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, rated one of the
nation’s “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S.News & World
Report; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital;
and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — a faculty
practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.