The inauguration of John Kristel, MBA, MPT, who became president & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network on June 1, 2013, will take place at Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown on Friday, November 8 at 10:45 a.m. The installation will be officiated by The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Kristel assumed his position in June upon the retirement of Sally Gammon, FACHE, who led the organization for more than 16 years. He is only the fifth leader of the organization in its 105 history.
Prior to joining Good Shepherd, Kristel was chief executive officer of Carlisle Regional Medical Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and vice president, operations, for the Atlantic Division of Health Management Associates. He has more than 10 years of experience in senior leadership health-care roles, including serving as CEO of Berwick Hospital Center in Berwick, Pennsylvania, and as associate CEO of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Kristel began his career as a physical therapist. He earned an MBA from Temple University Fox School of Business in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Temple University. Kristel was named Health Management’s “CEO of the Year” in 2011.
Emily Eider