John Kristel, President & CEO
John Kristel, MBA, MPT, FACHE, assumed the position of President & CEO at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network on June 1, 2013.
John has more than 10 years of experience in senior leadership health-care roles. Prior to joining Carlisle Regional Medical Center as CEO in 2009, he served as CEO of Berwick Hospital Center in Berwick, Pennsylvania, and as Associate CEO of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. From 1998 to 2006, he worked for Tenet Health System in increasingly responsible roles: Chief Operating Officer of Graduate Hospital; and Director of Operations, Director of Rehabilitation and the Medicine Clinic and Manager of Physical Therapy, all at Hahnemann University Hospital.
John 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. John was named Health Management's “CEO of the Year” in 2011.
John has earned fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also is a member of the Temple University Healthcare Management Alumni Association and the Rotary Club International. He is a board member for: the American Medical Rehab Providers Association (AMRPA); Hospital Central Services Cooperative, Inc.; the March of Dimes, Northeast PA Chapter; DeSales University; and the Lehigh Valley Partnership. John also is a member of the Muhlenberg College Board of Associates and the Rotary Club of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as a board member for the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Carlisle Area YMCA.
Read John's Blogs:
- Debunking the Myths, Misinformation and Other Barriers to Accessing Inpatient Rehab
- Good Shepherd Earns Seven CARF Accreditations
- Fairness for Multiple Copayments
- Taking Patients... BEYOND LIMITS
- Focus on Patient Satisfaction
- Good Shepherd Is a Destination for Recovery
- Giving Thanks
- Good Shepherd Pediatrics: Mission Critical
- Nurturing Innovation
- People Are Priority One
- Why Good Shepherd? Why Now?
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