Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care Earns Awards from Select Medical including the Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award

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The Chief Operating Officer is awarded with the prestigious Select Leadership Award, while the hospital is recognized with the Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award.

Debi Martoccio, Florida Hospital at Connerton Chief Operating Officer

We are most humbled to receive these awards of recognition from Select Medical...our staff, physicians and leadership team are very proud of the quality patient care.

Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care is honored to receive three prestigious awards from Select Medical, during the annual ceremony hosted at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa on Friday, April 10th. Chief Operating Officer, Debi Martoccio, received the Leadership Award for demonstrating solid and stable leadership. She was one of six recipients out of 113 hospitals nationwide. The hospital also was awarded the Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award for the contributions to the community as well as a separate award for sustained growth.

“We are most humbled to receive these awards of recognition from Select Medical. Our staff, physicians and leadership team are proud of the quality patient care and service excellence that we deliver. Our humanitarian efforts to the community we serve were also recognized. Our staff and employee activities committee organize food, clothing and toy drives. We also participate in back to school back pack drives and we raised money for the American Heart Association and ALS Foundation to name a few of the charitable works we’ve been recognized for. It’s very rewarding to be recognized for these initiatives,” said Debi Martoccio, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Chief Operating Officer.

Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care is a 50-bed facility designed to serve people who have medically complex illnesses requiring additional weeks of specialized hospital care. The medical team is focused on compassionate care to help ease the stress that can be associated with long-term illness. Select Medical is one of the nation’s largest providers of specialized acute and post-acute care. Every year, Select Medical hosts the CEO and Medical Director Conference and awards hospitals for employee engagement, safety, leadership and quality achievement.

“At Select Medical, creating an exceptional employee experience is one of our key goals,” said David S. Chernow, President and Chief Executive Officer of Select Medical. “For nearly seven years, Debi and her team have done exactly that. Their leadership---- combined with clinical and quality excellence--- is worth celebrating. We congratulate them on their award.”

About Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care
Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care is a not-for-profit 50-bed hospital providing a comprehensive range of services to treat patients whose medically complex conditions require a longer stay. Specialized medical care includes: ventilator weaning, complex respiratory conditions, infectious disease, complex wound care, heart failure, medically complex conditions, neurological disorders, post-trauma care, renal disorders, bariatric care, and surgical complications. The 48,000 square foot one-story facility features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 23 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit: http://www.floridahospital.com/connerton

About Select Medical
Co-founded by the father–and–son team of Rocco and Robert Ortenzio in 1996, Select Medical has become one of the nation’s largest providers of specialized acute and post-acute care. Select Medical’s network of more than 32,000 employees operates or supports more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 17 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and more than 1,000 outpatient clinics offering physical and occupational therapy. In addition, the company offers contract therapy services at more than 400 locations. Select Medical is based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Visit http://www.selectmedical.com for more information.

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