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February 23, 2023

Shelton Named Medical Director of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Elwood-St. Joseph

Dr. Beth Shelton has been named Medical Director of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Elwood-St. Joseph. The medical rehabilitation hospital is located in Elwood Kan., west of St. Joseph, Mo., and is scheduled to open in March. The hospital will provide services to patients with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other medically-complex conditions such as COVID-19.

Shelton will lead ClearSky Elwood-St. Joseph’s interdisciplinary healthcare team, providing services that include physical, occupational, and speech therapy; rehabilitative nursing; case management; respiratory therapy; dietary services; and other specialized care.

Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Shelton is a Fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She has served as an integrated rehabilitation consultant to acute inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and long-term care facilities. She also has been the medical director of an inpatient rehabilitation unit and of a physical medicine rehabilitation outpatient clinic. Earlier in her career before pursuing medicine, she was a senior research analyst and a senior lab technician at the University of Kentucky in a Biochemistry Research laboratory.

“My passion is in providing specialized rehabilitative care to patients,” Shelton says. “It’s extremely rewarding to provide a higher level of care that allows patients to recover to their maximum level of independence and return back to the activities they enjoy.”

Shelton earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry-biology from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and a master’s degree in toxicology and a medical degree from the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, Ky. She completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Shelton has volunteered for numerous community organizations, including the Salvation Army Student Run Free Clinic and the Medical Mission-Operation Serve in Mexico City. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Medical Association.

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