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Posted on: January 7, 2021 by Clinicians Editor
Sheltering Arms Corporation announced that Dr. Dianne V. Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Jewell will lead Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers’ team across its network of outpatient physical rehabilitation clinics and wellness centers throughout central Virginia.
“Sheltering Arms is inspired by our vision to shape the future of rehabilitative care,” said Ashby Hackney, chair of the board of directors. “I have the utmost confidence that, under Dianne’s leadership, Sheltering Arms will continue to live out this vision and serve our patients and our community.”
Dr. Jewell has served as a key leader in a variety of capacities at Sheltering Arms, including as a long-time board member and former chair, helping to grow the organization’s service offerings and launch a strategic joint venture with VCU Health, which have elevated Sheltering Arms’ stature as a leader in the field of physical rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Sheltering Arms, Jewell spent more than 30 years practicing physical therapy in an array of health settings. Most recently, she served as director of clinical practice, outcomes and education at WebPT, a rehabilitation therapies technology company. She also held a faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“I am honored by the opportunity to take on this role, especially at this point in our organization’s history,” said Jewell. “We are redefining industry standards by combining the latest evidence-based treatment techniques, advanced technology, and compassionate care from expert clinicians. Sheltering Arms’ innovative approach has set us apart from our peers in our ability to optimize recovery and return patients to their homes and communities.”
Jewell is actively engaged in several scientific and professional societies including the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Virginia Physical Therapy Association, and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She has authored and published multiple peer-reviewed articles and textbooks and is managing editor of the Physical Therapy Journal of Policy, Administration and Leadership.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a Master of Physical Therapy from Boston University. In addition, she obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and Doctor of Philosophy in health services research and organization degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
About Sheltering Arms
Sheltering Arms Corporation is part owner, along with VCU Health, of Sheltering Arms Institute. Sheltering Arms also operates seven outpatient clinics across central Virginia offering a vast array of physical rehabilitation, fitness, wellness, and recreation services including its mission-driven day recreation program, Club Rec. To learn more, visit www.ShelteringArms.com or call (804) 764-1000.
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