Shepherd Center Names New Chief Operating Officer
Chet Bhasin, FACHE, joins Shepherd Center Feb. 6.
Chet Bhasin, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer of Shepherd Center, a 152-bed private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Bhasin’s tenure begins Feb. 6.
“We are excited for Chet to join Shepherd Center’s leadership team,” said Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, who will become Shepherd Center’s new president and CEO in the first quarter of 2017. “Chet brings experience and knowledge regarding for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, as well as experience with stand-alone organizations and integrated health systems. He has an acute awareness of the external issues and challenges facing hospitals within the current healthcare environment. Additionally, he has an energetic style that is a great fit with Shepherd's culture.”
Most recently, Bhasin worked at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, as the director of back/spine, orthopedics and post-acute services. There, he provided leadership in physician relations, revenue enhancement, cost reduction, regulatory compliance and project oversight in various services and programs. Before joining Texas Health, Bhasin held several administrative leadership roles in Kindred Healthcare facilities in Texas and Illinois.
“Chet stands out as a leader who can help us plan for and address the changes ahead in the healthcare landscape,” said James Shepherd, co-founder and chairman of the board of Shepherd Center. “His knowledge and enthusiasm will be a tremendous asset to our patients, their families and our team at Shepherd Center.”
Bhasin earned a bachelor's degree in science from Indiana University, after which he earned a master's of science degree in communications from Northwestern University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
"The collaborative team environment at Shepherd Center has the privilege to positively impact the lives of thousands of individuals annually who are recovering from advanced illnesses and injuries,” Bhasin said. “I feel fortunate to join such a special organization.”
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.