The Detroit Medical Center has announced Patty Jobbitt is the new CEO of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. She had served as interim CEO since William Restum retired in August.
“I am honored and excited to lead the family of physicians, nurses, therapists, and staff at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan,” says Jobbitt. “It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high-quality care to the patients we serve. Every day, I am inspired by the remarkable work we do at RIM and the work our patients put in, leading to recovery. I will do my best to serve them by helping enable our leaders and staff to fulfill their passion to make a difference.”
Jobbitt joined the institute in 1983 as a staff physical therapist and transitioned into leadership roles including supervisor, administrative director, and COO. In her new position, she is responsible for the vision and operation of the 69-bed licensed freestanding inpatient hospital as well as a network of more than 30 outpatient therapy clinics.
Previous achievements include engineering and standardizing the rehabilitation service line across the seven hospitals in the Detroit Medical Center. She also led a cultural transformation for the institute.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Patty Jobbitt’s caliber and experience step up to lead RIM,” says Dr. Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of Detroit Medical Center. “(Jobbitt) is a visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer-focused with deep leadership capabilities, and I thank her for taking on this important role at a very special place.”
Jobbitt also serves as vice president for the DMC Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Service Line across the system. She is the executive for the DMC Sports Medicine Institute, overseeing all of the clinical operations. She was the executive responsible for the Bundled Payment Care Initiative Model 2 Program for the Detroit Medical Center.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the University of Michigan, Jobbitt earned a master’s degree in health science administration at Central Michigan University.