"Our new financial agreements are a lifeline for saving a vital regional healthcare resource and averting the immediate and ongoing healthcare crisis that would ensue in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area if SHA's facilities were forced to close," said SHA's President and Chief Operating Officer, Frank Wilich.
"Licensed long-term acute care facilities occupy a critical position in any region's continuum of care, allowing hospitals both to discharge patients more frequently and admit new patients more frequently.
There are no other licensed long-term acute care facilities in the metropolitan area."
"The agreements we reached, if approved, mean that patients in our care recovering from critical and complex injuries can remain safely where they are with the same physicians and nurses, and close to their loved ones.
Moreover, future patients in our region requiring long-term acute care - about 1500 annually - will retain their local resource, as will referring hospitals.
Likewise, these agreements spare our employees the stress of deciding whether to relocate to a region with licensed LTACH facilities or search locally for a position that does not fully utilize their training, qualifications and expertise," Mr. Wilich
President and Chief Operating Officer of SHA, Frank Wilich, recently stated, "We are extremely proud of the recognition we have received over the last couple of years.
"This is a marvelous achievement and we are very proud of this accomplishment, said Frank J. Wilich
, Jr., President, Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC.
WASHINGTON - June 10, 2013 - Frank J. Wilich, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC (SHA), announced the promotions of Susan Bailey and Cathy Borris-Hale to reflect the company's expanding role in the Washington, D.C., healthcare community and accommodate new partnerships with referring hospitals in the Greater Washington region.
"Susan is an inspiring leader and as CEO for Specialty Hospitals of Washington's
two campuses, she will streamline the ability of our clinical teams to provide the best possible outcomes for patients with medially complex conditions in a specialized setting," said Wilich