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Michael O’Keefe named CEO of future inpatient rehabilitation hospital

Feb 10, 2020 11:23AM ● By MED Magazine

Michael O’Keefe has been named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sioux Falls, the future inpatient rehabilitation hospital currently being built by Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health Corp., one of the nation’s leading providers of inpatient rehabilitation services. The 40-bed hospital, which is under construction at 4700 W. 69th Street in Sioux Falls, is expected to open in the summer of 2020.

O’Keefe will be responsible for overseeing all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality. 

“We are excited to welcome Michael to the Encompass Health network as our new CEO in Sioux Falls,” said Brad Kennedy, president of Encompass Health’s south central region. “He is a proven leader with a history of providing exceptional patient care. We know his experience and leadership will greatly benefit our future patients, team and the Sioux Falls community.”

O’Keefe comes to the Encompass Health network after serving nine years with Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, where he held positions of CEO at an Avera Health Affiliate, and vice president of business development. He received a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from the University of South Dakota and holds membership with the American Hospital Association, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, Northeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center.