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Select Medical Names CMO

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MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Select Medical announced Jan. 7 that Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, FCCP, has been named chief medical officer for the company's division of 110 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals. The LTAC hospitals operate as Select Specialty or Regency hospitals.

Dr. Hammerman previously served as medical director for two Select Specialty hospitals in Pennsylvania, as well as on the company's National Medical Advisory Board.

In his new position, Dr. Hammerman will oversee and supervise the LTAC hospital division's medical practice, working closely with the medical and clinical leadership teams at the local, regional and national levels.

"Dr. Hammerman will collaborate with our medical staff and clinical leadership to further establish our evidence-based practice guidelines and protocols, all with a special focus on the care of chronically critically ill (CCI) patients," said Joe Gordon, FACHE, president of Select Medical's LTAC hospital division. "We welcome and congratulate Dr. Hammerman on his appointment as our full-time chief medical officer. Ultimately, our patients will benefit most from his leadership and guidance."

Dr. Hammerman most recently served as director of pulmonary and critical care medicine for Geisinger Health System. He was also previously employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its Magee Women's Hospital. Earlier in his career, he was in private practice in Pennsylvania and Maryland, specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Dr. Hammerman is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, serves as governor (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) of the American College of Chest Physicians, and is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Temple University School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Select Medical is a provider of specialized acute and post-acute care that operates or supports 110 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 12 medical rehabilitation hospitals, and approximately 965 outpatient clinics offering physical and occupational therapy. Select Medical also provides contract therapy services at more than 500 sites and physical therapy and/or athletic training to approximately 300 high schools, colleges, and professional teams nationwide.

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