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Tom Tisone named CEO of Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliation of Encompass Health and MU Health Care

COLUMBIA, Mo., July 23, 2020 – Tom Tisone, MBA, CMPE, has been appointed as chief executive officer of Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliation of Encompass Health and University of Missouri  Health Care. In his position as CEO, Tisone will oversee all of the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located at 315 Business Loop 70 West. He assumes the position on Aug. 24, 2020.

Tisone is a familiar face to MU Health Care. Since 2018, he served as the executive director of strategic initiatives, and prior to that held the role of director of network affiliations at MU Health Care since 2014. Concurrently to both positions, he served as the executive director for the Health Network of Missouri.

Earlier in his career, Tisone held a variety of other health care leadership positions in both the public and private sector, including with MU Health Care and McKesson Specialty Health-U.S. Oncology Network.

“With 30 years of strong health care leadership experience, Tom was a great choice to lead our team at Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Troy DeDecker, president of Encompass Health’s central region. “He shares our value and commitment to exceptional patient care, and will continue to elevate the high-quality rehabilitative care our hospital has provided to patients in our community since 1962.”

Tisone is an MU alumnus, where he received his bachelor’s degree, and he also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from William Woods University in Fulton. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, MGMA.

“Tom has played a prominent role in our mission to save and improve lives,” said Jonathan Curtright, chief executive officer of MU Health Care. “He has a true spirit of collaboration and innovation. I’m happy to know that Tom will still be a part of our family as he leads Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliation between our health system and Encompass Health.”

About Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital

Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture of Encompass Health and MU Health Care, is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Missouri, the hospital is located 315 Business Loop 70 West in Columbia, Missouri, and on the web at

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