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Palmucci named CEO of Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

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Jeffrey Palmucci, who has served as the interim Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital since April, has been named the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 18.

Jeffrey Palmucci

Vanderbilt-Stallworth, which offers a full continuum of care for patients who suffer traumatic injuries, stroke and other serious conditions, is a joint venture between Vanderbilt and HealthSouth Corp., one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation services provider.

As CEO, Palmucci will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the nationally recognized rehabilitation facility, and will work closely with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and HealthSouth leadership as well as with clinicians in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to ensure the hospital’s continued growth and success.

In his new role, Palmucci will report to C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC.

“We are pleased that Jeff is assuming the leadership role for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. He has been an integral member of the Children’s Hospital management team, effectively leading a number of core services, which we believe has prepared him well for this new opportunity,” said Pinson. “I look forward to Jeff’s contributions as we seek to advance Stallworth’s mission and history of excellence in rehabilitation services.”

Since 2010 Palmucci has served as administrative director of Operations for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Outpatient Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services and Nutrition Services. In this role he was responsible for oversight of these services, including operations, budgeting, capital equipment, strategic planning, new business development, policy, safety and compliance. He also shared oversight of five Vanderbilt imaging center ventures for adult and pediatric patients.

“I am excited to begin my new position with the Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. The role they play in our organization is vital to our mission,” said Palmucci. “Working in conjunction with Dr. Jeff Johns, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation interim chair, our goal will be to provide a seamless pathway for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) patients as they transition from acute care to inpatient rehabilitation, and to continue the exceptional care received during their stay at VUAH.”

Media Inquiries:
Nancy Humphrey, (615) 322-4747
nancy.humphrey@vanderbilt.edu




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