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Centerre Healthcare Promotes Rudy Blank to Chief Strategy and Development Officer

Centerre Healthcare Promotes Rudy Blank to Chief Strategy and Development Officer
by Nashville Health Care Council | Sep 19, 2011

NASHVILLE – Centerre Healthcare Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of inpatient acute rehabilitation services, announces the recent promotion of Rudy Blank to the position of Chief Strategy and Development Officer.

Blank joined Centerre in 2008 shortly after its relocation from St. Louis, MO and most recently served as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.  In his new position, Blank will lead the strategy development and growth activities for the Company.  Centerre’s strategic partnership model provides the leadership and expertise that allows hospital systems and the country’s top acute care hospitals to provide seamless delivery of quality post-acute inpatient rehabilitation services for the patients in their communities.  Blank’s primary focus will be cultivating partnerships with these systems.

“We are excited about Rudy’s promotion to the CSDO role, with his financial expertise and industry experience we have great opportunity to cultivate and build strategic relationships that allow the delivery of quality rehabilitation care to many communities,” said Pat Foster, CEO of Centerre Healthcare.

Mr. Blank has a MBA from Tennessee Tech University-Cookeville, TN, and BS in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University-Murfreesboro, TN.  He is a CPA and a current member of the Nashville Healthcare Council, Tennessee Society for Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



Centerre Healthcare Corporation – A national provider of inpatient acute rehabilitation services, dedicated solely to partnering with medical centers to complement their healthcare continuum through joint development and operation of acute rehabilitation hospitals and units. In 2011, Inc. Magazine placed Centerre in the top 15% of its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2009, 50 percent of Centerre Healthcare facilities ranked in the top 10 percent of 805 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR); a ranking which provides a measure of the company’s quality clinical outcomes. For more about Centerre, visit

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