Press Release: Fremont University Announces 2013 Commencement Speaker, Dexanne Clohan, MD
Los Angeles, California – March 21, 2013
Celebrating its 27th annual graduating class, Fremont University is proud to announce HealthSouth Chief Medical Officer Dexanne Clohan, MD, as its 2013 commencement speaker. The ceremony, honoring the Class of 2013, will be held at 12:00 pm on June 1 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, located at 743 S. Lucerne Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Recognized by Modern HealthCare magazine three times as one of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in America,” Dr. Clohan’s prolific career has spanned 23 years at nationally recognized companies like Aetna as well as the United States Senate and the American Medical Association. Today, she serves as chief medical officer for HealthSouth, the largest rehabilitation hospital operator in the U.S. with 100 hospitals in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Clohan also currently serves on the Evidence Based Practice Committee of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Clohan observed, “The pace of change in all career fields, especially healthcare, means there are plenty of exciting challenges waiting to be tackled by well prepared new graduates. I’m looking forward to sharing a special day with the Fremont University graduates who will contribute fresh talent, ideas and energy to our communities in their new careers.”
“We are extremely honored to have one of the leading voices in healthcare management addressing our graduates,” commented Fremont University Chancellor Sabrina Kay. “Dexanne Clohan embodies the spirit of focus, discipline, and desire to improve the community we want to see in all of our students. We are excited to hear what she has to say about the future of healthcare in America, as well as our graduates’ role in this future.” Fremont University is increasing its healthcare program offerings in 2013-2014 to address the upcoming needs of this industry.
About HealthSouth Corporation
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 27 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the web at http://www.healthsouth.com.