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Allentown, PA – The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Board of Trustees has named Michael Spigel, PT, MHA, as the organization’s next President & CEO. He will join Good Shepherd on August 3, 2020. Spigel currently serves as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Good Shepherd conducted an extensive national search to find a leader with the experience, expertise, passion and purpose befitting a world-class rehabilitation network,” says Gary Schmidt, Chair, Board of Trustees, and Interim President & CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “Most recently, Michael led a post-acute network with a continuum of care and growth trajectory that closely mirrors that of Good Shepherd, having grown from a mid-sized hospital with regional recognition to a large, nationally recognized provider.”

“Michael’s values, both personal and professional, align with Good Shepherd’s core values of compassionate care, excellent service and community partnership,” adds Schmidt. “I strongly believe that he is the right person to help us write the next chapter of Good Shepherd’s storied history.”

Spigel will replace Schmidt, who has served as Interim President & CEO since November 2018. To ensure a smooth transition, Schmidt will continue to serve as Chair, Board of Trustees.

Spigel has a long and distinguished career in health-care administration, focused almost exclusively on rehabilitation. He joined Brooks Rehabilitation in 2004 as President of the Outpatient Division. Since then, he has earned roles of increasing responsibility, including: Chief Operating Officer; Senior Vice President; Executive Vice President; and, President.

From 2000 to 2004, he worked for The RehabCare: Group in St. Louis, Missouri, in increasingly responsible roles: Executive Director; Vice President, Outpatient Operations; and, Senior Vice President, Group Operations. From 1996 to 1998, he worked for Sutter Health in Sacramento, California. He began his career as a practicing physical therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

“It is truly an honor to be selected to lead Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network – an organization with a national reputation for excellence, quality and innovation,” says Spigel. “I am grateful for the opportunity to help Good Shepherd further its mission by serving the post-acute needs of individuals and health-care partners, regionally and around the globe.”

Spigel earned his master’s degree in Health Administration from Chapman University in Orange County, California, and his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland.

Spigel is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Post-Acute Care Advisory Committee. A recognized expert in post-acute care, Spigel is often asked to speak at national conferences regarding leadership and the future of the industry. He recently served as a board member for the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, University of North Florida Health Care Administration Advisory Committee, Leadership Jacksonville and 360 Physical Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona.


About Good Shepherd

Founded in 1908 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is an internationally known physical rehabilitation provider that offers a complete continuum of care for adults and children with physical and cognitive challenges.

Good Shepherd’s 2,100 Associates treat patients at more than 70 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Good Shepherd cares for adults and children with catastrophic injuries and conditions, such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation and major multiple traumas and provides outpatient musculoskeletal and orthopedic rehabilitation services, home health, long-term acute care and long-term care.

The Good Shepherd Physician Group is highly regarded for clinical excellence and its commitment to maximizing patients’ functional outcomes, delivering compassionate care and being a national leader in the use of innovative rehabilitation technologies. Good Shepherd physicians are experts who specialize in various aspects of rehabilitation care.

Good Shepherd is the world’s leading clinical user of the Ekso Bionics® exoskeleton to treat patients with spinal cord injuries and was one of four facilities internationally designated by Ekso as a “Center for Robotic Excellence.” Good Shepherd’s long-term care facilities have consistently received 5-star ratings from US News and World Report.

Good Shepherd is a not-for-profit health-care network with a strong commitment to building better communities through partnerships with organizations whose vision and values reflect its own. Good Shepherd partners with the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and specialty services in the Greater Philadelphia area through Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a joint venture.

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Information provide to TVL by:
Mike Walbert
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network