Deno to lead premier team of brain injury, stroke and amputee rehab specialists

DENVER — (Sept. 22, 2014) —

Today, HealthONE’s Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital announced that Mark Deno has been named the new chief executive officer, effective Monday, Sept. 29.

Deno will continue to emphasize the hospital’s mission of Rebuilding Lives Renewing Hope for patients who suffer from brain injury, stroke, amputation and more.

“Inpatient rehab is one of the most important areas in the healthcare industry. This sector is entirely focused on getting patients back home to their families,” said Deno. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to join the Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital team as CEO. It is a privilege to serve patients — a privilege that comes with an exceptional responsibility to provide the highest level of quality. I am excited to lead a focused team that has helped build the foundation of quality at Spalding for more than 45 years.”

Since 2012, Deno served as CEO of the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington, Texas, an 85-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital. Among other accomplishments, under Deno’s strategic leadership the hospital achieved four disease specific certifications in stroke, hip fracture, cardiac and pulmonary. The hospital experienced significant improvement in rehab outcome performance, moving to the 90th percentile in the nation, and pioneered numerous turn-key regional “best practices.”

“Mark has more than eight years of experience in healthcare management in both Colorado and Texas,” said Sylvia Young, CEO of HealthONE. “He has shown a commitment to growth, and clinical excellence. Mark will be a tremendous asset as Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital continues to grow and serve the community’s wellbeing with comprehensive, high-quality and compassionate care.”

Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital has been in the business of rebuilding lives and renewing hope for more than 45 years. As the first licensed acute rehabilitation hospital in Colorado with 54 private rooms in two locations, Spalding specializes in the treatment of brain injury, stroke and amputee rehabilitation. Spalding has a demonstrated history of commitment to quality care and excellent outcomes, evidenced through their Joint Commission Certification, as well as, CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation.

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HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with approximately 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes five emergency departments not based on a hospital campus; numerous ambulatory surgery centers; occupational medicine & rehabilitation clinics; physician practices; radiation oncology centers; and AirLife Denver, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.

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