BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Charbonneau, D.O., M.S., former vice president of medical services for HealthSouth Corporation and former medical director of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP), a joint venture of Maine Medical Center and HealthSouth, has been recently appointed to the position of chief medical officer.
In her new role with HealthSouth, she will oversee the medical services, quality initiatives and patient satisfaction for HealthSouth's 109 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals located in 33 states and Puerto Rico.
Since 2001, she served as medical director at NERHP and held a staff physician position at the hospital since 1992. She has served on numerous committees at Maine Medical Center as well as HealthSouth's physician advisory board. In 2012, she was named HealthSouth's Medical Director of the Year for her outstanding clinical knowledge, exemplary performance in the development of quality clinical programs and overall excellence in leadership.
"I'm tremendously proud of the staff in the clinical excellence department. It has been a privilege to work with them, and I'm confident that Lisa will provide strong leadership to promote their work and always put the patient first. I'm happy to be passing the baton to such a well-respected physician leader," said HealthSouth Corporation's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dexanne Clohan. "In addition, her recent role as a physician executive and an active doctor treating patients at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital means she'll develop training programs that maximize benefit and minimize burden."
Dr. Charbonneau received her doctor of osteopathic medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master's degree in natural sciences/epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of the American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine.
HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 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.
Casey Lassiter, 205-410-2777
SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation