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Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness at Northern Westchester Named to 2017 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by Business Council of Westchester
Story Number is : 070217129
Westchester Hospital

Michael Silverman, Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), has been inducted into the Business Council of Westchester’s 2017 class of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars, a prestigious award that annually honors the best and brightest young professionals in the county.

Mr. Silverman began his career as a physical therapist and, since 2015, has served as Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness at NWH, where he is responsible for administering the hospital’s rehabilitation, orthopedic and spine service line. His many accomplishments include leading the transition of the outpatient rehabilitation program to the Northwell Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) program; establishing a concussion program geared toward young athletes in high school sporting programs; and introducing Alter G technology, anti-gravity treadmill to Chappaqua Crossing to assist patients in returning to exercise following surgery or medical illness. As Administrator of Chappaqua Crossing, Mr. Silverman has fiscal, clinical, operational and programmatic responsibility for: pulmonary rehab, cardiac rehab, speech, occupational and physical therapy, wound care and hyperbaric as well as the balance center.

“Michael Silverman is an outstanding leader who understands patients, the kind of care they want and need, and has worked hard to ensure patients receive the best experience and the highest level of care,” said Lauraine Spano-Szekely, DNP, MBA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at NWH. “He puts patient care first, and ensures that is the basis for all decisions about program and service enhancements at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing.

In 2007, Mr. Silverman received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. In 2014, he received his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch College.

Mr. Silverman has lectured on sports medicine rehabilitation on both the regional and national level, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CBS News.

Before joining NWH, Mr. Silverman held several positions at Manhattan’s Hospital for Special Surgery, including Coordinator of the Center for Hip Pain and Preservation; Coordinator of the Tisch Performance Center; and Advanced Clinician of Acute Care Service. He also held positions at Central Park Physical Therapy and the United States Athletic Training Center, both in Manhattan.

The Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing offers outpatient rehabilitation services, performed by NWH professionals. These services include physical, occupational, hand and speech therapy; wound care and hyperbaric medicine; balance assessments; and cardiac, pulmonary and concussion rehabilitation.

Mr. Silverman is a resident of Manhattan, where he lives with his wife Danele and his newborn son Lucas.

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