DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit Names New CEO

Christina Michajlyszyn has been named the new CEO at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, the only freestanding academic rehabilitation hospital in metro Detroit.
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Christina Michajlyszyn // Photo courtesy of DMC RIM

Christina Michajlyszyn has been named the new CEO at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, the only freestanding academic rehabilitation hospital in metro Detroit.

Michajlyszyn, pronounced “mee-a-lish-in,” will assume the role on June 1. She will have one month of overlap with Patty Jobbitt, who is transitioning into retirement on July 1 after 40 years with the rehab hospital, long referred to as RIM.

Founded in 1951, the 69-bed hospital on the DMC campus in Midtown Detroit draws the most acutely injured patients from hospital systems throughout Michigan. RIM is known for its clinical expertise in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, complex trauma, and orthopedics.

The RIM team spends hours with each patient every day to help them regain their life. The health care organization operates more than 20 outpatient sites throughout southeast Michigan, where RIM specializes in helping people recover from sports and orthopedic injuries.

Most recently, Michajlyszyn served as RIM’s hospital director of patient access and market director of inpatient rehabilitation programs.

She joined the DMC in 2005, working as a senior physical therapist, becoming director of outpatient therapy clinics at RIM until 2018. She then left to become a practice manager for an orthopedic clinic in Redondo Beach, Calif., before her return in 2019.

Michajlyszyn is a board-certified health care professional with more than 20 years of progressive experience in the rehabilitation industry. She has a proven track record of driving organizational success by leading diverse teams in effectively translating strategies into excellence in health care delivery and business growth.

She has a strong reputation for excellent communication, collaboration, teamwork and relationship building at all levels. She earned her undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees in physical therapy from Oakland University in Rochester Hills.