Each day, Select Medical's employees work tirelessly to deliver the best care possible. Whether they are involved directly in patient care, or working behind the scenes in support of great care, one thing is certain: each of us makes a difference.
Why do Select Medical employees love to come to work every day? It's about creating a great patient experience as well as a great employee experience.
Superior quality and care. Compassion and Respect. Results oriented. Teamwork. Resourcefulness. These are the core values upon which Select Medical was built. Since its founding in 1996, Select Medical has passionately focused on providing superior, patient-centered care that improves quality of life.
Co-founded by Rocco Ortenzio and Robert Ortenzio, Select Medical began as a regional provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation. Contract therapy was added to the company's specialized health care offerings in 1997, and was quickly followed by the introduction of long-term acute care in 1998. In 1999, Select Medical made one of its largest acquisitions by purchasing NovaCare Physical Rehabilitation and Occupational Health. Within just three years, Select Medical had grown from a small start-up into a diversified health care company with a national presence. This progressive yet responsible growth was one attribute that led to the company's recognition as one of the Best Managed Companies in America by Forbes magazine.
In April 2001, the company completed an initial public offering and was listed on NASDAQ. Fourteen months later, Select Medical was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where it is currently traded under the NYSE: SEM ticker. In 2004, the company experienced clinical and operational growth when it acquired the world-renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, thus formally adding inpatient medical rehabilitation to its patient care offerings. Further growth in this newest care line continued through joint ventures with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, SSM Health Care - St. Louis and most recently, with Baylor Health Care System in 2011.
Fifteen years later, the Select Medical of today encompasses four areas of expertise: long-term acute care, inpatient medical rehabilitation, outpatient physical therapy and contract therapy, all of which are delivered and supported by nearly 30,000 talented colleagues across the United States. Despite its record growth, Select Medical remains true to its founding principles of clinical quality and operational excellence, which have been a top priority since day one. Regardless of size or scope, the Select Medical team remains devoted to helping others and achieving outcomes that improve quality of life. – less