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Carl Josehart

2015 Summer Carl JosehartChief Executive Officer
TIRR Memorial Hermann/Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network

System Executive for Rehabilitation Services
Memorial Hermann Hospital System

An experienced healthcare executive who began his career as a clinician in social work, Carl Josehart joined TIRR Memorial Hermann as chief executive officer in 2006. Since his arrival, he and his leadership team have advanced the hospital's U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking from number 5 in the nation to number 2. Today, TIRR Memorial Hermann is a national leader in medical rehabilitation and research, and a model for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, patient care, education and research.

In addition to leading the renovation of patient care areas that increased efficiency and patient satisfaction, Josehart, CNO/COO Mary Ann Euliarte, R.N., C.R.R.N., and chief medical officer Gerard Francisco, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R., have spearheaded the acquisition of new technology, including the Lokomat®, the world's first driven-gait orthosis. Since his arrival at TIRR Memorial Hermann, the hospital was designated as a member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, and the Stroke Specialty Program became one of the first in the nation to achieve three-year CARF accreditation. Although patients at the hospital are much higher acuity than most rehabilitation facilities nationwide, TIRR Memorial Hermann consistently has significant, positive function independence measure (FIM) scores.

During Josehart's tenure, steady growth in the pediatric program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation has led to an expansion of services in a newly constructed space adjacent to the facility, including 2,900 square feet designed solely for the use of pediatric patients. Working with physician leadership, the hospital has established the TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Institute, assuming an even more prominent role in research to improve the delivery of rehabilitation care.

As system executive for rehabilitation services for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, he has a lead role in setting standards for high-quality, evidence-based rehabilitation care across the System. Carl Josehart graduated from the American Leadership Forum’s Class XXXVI at the commencement ceremony held on May 26, 2016. The American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to join and strengthen diverse leaders to serve the common good.