(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.
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 $5.3 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 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 $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; 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 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.