The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis Names Mark Dwyer as CEO
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Mark Dwyer has been named chief executive officer of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, which provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through its hospitals in St. Louis and St. Peters. He assumes the position Oct. 11.
Dwyer, who began his career in rehabilitation as a physical therapist, has served in a variety of rehabilitation leadership roles throughout his 30-year career. Most recently, he served as the director of rehabilitation services and sports medicine at an acute care hospital in Kansas. On top of his responsibilities as a healthcare leader, Dwyer served as an adjunct instructor and lecturer for physical therapy students in the university setting.
“His strong rehabilitation leadership knowledge coupled with his experience in direct patient care as a physical therapist makes Mark a perfect fit to lead the staff at The Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis,” said Troy DeDecker, president of the central region for HealthSouth. “In addition, his commitment to patient care and achieving exceptional results will help our hospital return patients back to the community safely and at their most optimal levels of independence. We are grateful to have him as part of our team.”
Dwyer earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in health services administration with a concentration in outcomes from Kansas University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
About The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis is a partnership of BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth, with affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine. The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the metro St. Louis area, the hospital is located at 4455 Duncan Ave., in St. Louis and on the Web at www.rehabinstitutestl.com.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.