Michelle O'Keefe, P.T., MPT, MHA

Chief Operating Officer,West Orange campus

Michelle O’Keefe, chief operating officer at Kessler Institute’s West Orange campus, oversees the day-to-day operations of this 152-bed hospital, including the delivery of safe, quality patient care, regulatory compliance, strategic planning and financial performance.

Prior to her appointment to this role, Michelle served as the assistant vice president of business development, responsible for the market growth of Kessler Institute’s four inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and Select Specialty Hospital – Northeast N.J. She previously served as director of outpatient rehabilitation at Kessler’s Saddle Brook campus where, in addition to her clinical responsibilities, Michelle assisted senior leadership in assuring compliance with CMS (Medicare), The Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards.

Michelle is a member of the North East Cerebrovascular Consortium, American Physical Therapy Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.

A graduate of Ithaca College with a master’s degree in physical therapy, Michelle also holds a master’s in health care administration from Seton Hall University.

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