Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Welcomes Astrid Gonzalez Parrilla as Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (October 18, 2021) — Astrid Gonzalez Parrilla, OTD, MBA, FACHE, has joined Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion, as Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations.

An occupational therapist by training with a deep passion for rehabilitation, Gonzalez Parrilla oversees Good Shepherd’s adult and pediatric inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Allentown and Bethlehemlong-term acute care hospital in Bethlehem, home health, long-term care facilities for nearly 160 residents in Allentown and Bethlehem, and the admissions department. She serves on Good Shepherd’s Senior Leadership Team.

A native of Puerto Rico, Gonzalez Parrilla arrived at Good Shepherd and the Lehigh Valley from Brooks Rehabilitation in Florida, where she served as Vice President of Operations for the Brooks – Halifax Health partnership. In that role, Gonzalez Parrilla oversaw the strategic direction, fiscal management and day-to-day operations of the physician practice, a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, adult and pediatric outpatient services and acute-care therapy departments.

Before joining Brooks in 2016, Gonzalez Parrilla held positions of increasing responsibility in a 14-year career with Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Meyers, Florida. Gonzalez Parrilla began as a staff occupational therapist and progressed to director of quality and education. She led efforts to develop quality, safety and patient experience initiatives across the post-acute network.

Gonzalez Parrilla is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, with a degree in occupational therapy. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University and a doctorate in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in 2014.

She is board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) surveyor, and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

About Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit rehabilitation leader with more than 70 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion.

Good Shepherd provides an exceptional patient experience for all ages and stages by developing leading-edge solutions, often for complex medical situations; serving as a test site for the newest rehabilitation technologies; and inspiring hope in all we do.

Good Shepherd traces its pioneering spirit for innovation and compassionate care to its founding family, The Rev. John “Papa” Raker and D. Estella “Mama” Raker. In 1908, the Rakers opened the Good Shepherd Home to care for children with disabilities and senior citizens, filling an unmet community need — and setting the stage for Good Shepherd’s continued growth as a rehabilitation groundbreaker.

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd also partners with Penn Medicine to provide rehabilitation and specialty services in the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey through Good Shepherd Penn Partners.


Learn more about Good Shepherd’s mission and vision.


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