Ultimate Rehab was founded in 1999 by Lorie MacDonald, PT, with the goal of providing a more responsive and personalized contract therapy option for skilled nursing providers. Prior to starting Ultimate Rehab Lorie was a Regional Vice President for a contract therapy company, responsible for over 30 nursing homes throughout Ohio. After her company was acquired by a large, national firm, Lorie decided it was time to start her own contract therapy company focused on Cincinnati based nursing homes. In the early years of Ultimate Rehab, the focus was on Cincinnati skilled nursing facilities. Ultimately the company decided to grow very selectively expanding its reach outside of southwest Ohio to include facilities in Florida, Tennessee and Indiana.
Two of the first employees to join the company were Sheryl Marler and Kelley Robinson. Sheryl joined as the company’s first Occupational Therapist and Kelley as Office Manager. Today Sheryl is Vice President of Operations and Kelley is Vice President of Employee Relations. Ultimate Rehab became a family business in 2011 when Lorie’s son Brian joined the company as a Physical Therapist after spending time working in a local hospital system. Brian is now a Rehab Team Manager and treating physical therapist. Lorie’s husband Tom joined Ultimate Rehab in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer after a 25 year career in senior management positions in the investment and banking industries.
Twenty years later Ultimate Rehab maintains the commitment to providing a responsive and personalized approach to delivering contract therapy services.
The Ultimate Difference
Ultimate Rehab has the clinical, financial and regulatory expertise of regional and national contract therapy companies, with the attention and responsiveness one would expect from a smaller, locally owned firm.
The Ultimate difference comes from having the company’s owners and senior management team focused on the individual needs of each client facility. This individualized focus ensures that all aspects of our clients’ therapy departments receives the attention necessary to drive outstanding patient and family satisfaction while also meeting the goals.
Unlike larger organizations, with layers of management and bureaucracy, Ultimate Rehab’s clients deal directly with the decision makers of the company. This leads to very timely resolution of any requests or issues with most addressed within 24-48 hours. This type of responsiveness ensures that the needs of your residents and facility will be met at all times.