Thomas Buckingham
Thomas Buckingham serves as Executive Vice President for Select Medical's 103 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals and for its 20 rehabilitation hospitals, including Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey, consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top two medical rehabilitation hospitals. In his leadership role, Tom is responsible for hospital strategy, the quality department and government relations. He is also charged with the planning and implementation of Select Medical's proposed elements of health care reform including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), post-acute care bundling proposals and patient experience initiative. Tom holds his bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) and his MBA from Oakland University in suburban Detroit. As an executive with extensive health care experience in the for-profit, non-profit and faith-based sectors, Tom serves on the board of directors for the Acute Long-Term Hospital Association (ALTHA) in Washington, D.C., as well as naviHealth in Brentwood, Tennessee.