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Community Spotlight: Sarasota Physician Honored at National Medical Director's Meeting


SARASOTA – Alexander DeJesus, M.D., medical director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, was named as the 2013 Medical Director of the Year at HealthSouth’s Annual Medical Director’s Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.

The Medical Director of the Year designation, handpicked from a pool of 103 medical directors across the country by HealthSouth Chief Medical Officer Dexanne B. Clohan, M.D., and HealthSouth’s regional presidents, recognizes Dr. DeJesus’s outstanding clinical knowledge, exemplary performance in the development of quality clinical programs and overall excellence in leadership.

“Dr. DeJesus leads a highly-qualified team of nurses and therapists at HealthSouth Sarasota. His expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation allows the hospital to offer the latest in rehabilitative treatment,” said Dr. Clohan. “His role is crucial to provide high-quality healthcare to the southwest Florida area.”

Dr. DeJesus is medical director and chief medical officer at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. DeJesus completed his medical studies at Rutgers University Medical School. He went on to perform two internships in surgery at Staten Island Hospital in New York. Additionally, Dr. DeJesus completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University’s Rusk Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and twice has been awarded Medical Director of the Year by HealthSouth.

“Under Dr. DeJesus’s leadership, our clinical staff works together as a team to provide high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services," said Marcus Braz, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Sarasota. “He is recognized as a leader in our hospital and our community. All of our staff, including myself, takes great pride in working with him.”

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout southwest Florida and the hospital is located at 6400 Edgelake Drive in Sarasota and on the Web at www.healthsouthsarasota.com.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.


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