(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.
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.
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
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.