Robert A. Ortenzio
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Ortenzio is responsible for the overall strategy that guides Select Medical’s national post-acute care network. The company’s network includes more than 100 critical illness recovery hospitals, 30 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 1,700 outpatient physical therapy centers and 525 occupational medicine clinics that treat 82,000 patients daily across 47 states and Washington, D.C.
He co-founded the company in 1997. Ortenzio has served as executive chairman since 2014, and previously held the posts of CEO, president and COO.
He is proud that Select Medical, which is headquartered in Central Pennsylvania, has grown to become a world-class company with revenues of $5.5 billion headquartered. He said three of Select Medical’s divisions are the largest providers of post-acute care in the country, and the fourth division is ranked as the second largest post-acute care provider in the country.
He shared several life lessons: To be an exceptional leader, you need to be genuine, authentic and have humility.
Humility, in particular, is the number one determinate of great leadership and a strong company culture. Self-awareness, trust, transparency and openness to embrace different viewpoints is critical to success.