Deanna Eagans Lamb has been named Chief Executive Officer of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Elwood-St. Joseph. The hospital, which is located in Elwood, Kan., is scheduled to open in early 2023. It will treat patients with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating conditions such as COVID-19.
Lamb brings more than 20 years of experience to her new position, including expertise in strategic planning, business development, finance, organizational development, government regulations, staff relations, and policy and procedure development. Prior to this role, she served as CEO of a veteran and women-owned healthcare consulting firm. She also managed multiple sites as CEO of a healthcare system that provided services to the underserved in northwest Missouri.
“It’s rewarding to be involved in bringing specialized rehabilitative care to the Elwood and St. Joseph markets,” Lamb says. “Our new medical rehabilitation hospital will provide a level of service that is unmatched within a 50-mile radius. Our patients will be able to receive high-quality rehabilitative care without having to experience the financial and emotional stress typically caused by traveling for treatments.”
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Lamb served as a medical specialist and was honorably discharged. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource administration from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., and a master’s degree in human resource management from Troy University in Troy, Ala. She continued her education by earning a second master’s degree in healthcare administration from Southern New Hampshire State University in Manchester, N.H.
Lamb is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Veterans Rural Health Advisory Board Committee, and the Missouri Rural Health Association.