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By Luke Kempski, CEO October 21, 2015

Video Interview with Select Medical’s Director of Education and Development, Lynn Wonsick

Select Medical is a leading operator of specialty hospitals, acute medical rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient rehabilitation clinics across the United States. They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. As Select’s education leader, Lynn Wonsick aligns, coordinates, creates and distributes educational programs for more than 40,000 geographically- dispersed clinical and administrative employees.

Until recent years, Select Medical did not have a significant corporate education and training operation. Today, with a relatively small in house team and a high demand for training, Lynn has established a priority matrix that helps her manage investments, workload and schedules based on specific criteria. The matrix also helps to determine what level of course to develop and what format to use.

Up next for Select Medical is implementing an enterprise-wide learning management system (LMS). With the LMS, Lynn will be able to offer more capabilities to the entire organization including social learning. She envisions online communities of physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and others sharing best practices and new learning throughout the organization. The LMS capabilities will amplify the value of Select’s educational offerings and increase the demand for more. With increased capabilities and demand, Lynn will have to help guide decisions on what learning approaches are best to achieve specific learning goals.

The Select Medical Way is a platform of values and practices by which the organization operates. For Lynn Wonsick and Select’s education and development offering this means aligning everything they do so that it ultimately positively influences the patient experience.

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