Your Rehabilitation Team
at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – Marlton Campus
The leadership team at Kessler’s Marlton campus offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding to our patients and their families. They work closely together with our entire our staff to ensure the delivery of quality care and an exceptional rehabilitation experience for every patient.
- Phyllis Schlichtmann, CEO
- Diane Mohr, Chief Nursing Officer
- Mary Ann Krug, Nurse Manager
- Ken Turley, Director of Rehabilitation
- Linda Conley, Clinical Manager, Case Management
- Denise DeForest, Director of Quality Management
- Donna Sobel, Director of Business Development
Our team approach draws on the expertise of a variety of rehabilitation professionals. Under the direction of a physiatrist, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, our multidisciplinary team tailors treatment to the individual needs and goals of our patients. We also provide the education, training and support to help patients and their families gain the skills and understanding to rebuild their lives.
Depending on your diagnosis and rehabilitation needs, your team may include:
- Physiatrists will direct your overall medical care. A neurologist, internist, urologist or other medical specialists may also be involved in your treatment as needed.
- Rehabilitation Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to assist you with medications and self-care, and help to reinforce techniques learned in your therapy sessions. Specially trained rehabilitation assistants will also contribute to your care and comfort.
- Physical Therapists (PT) will help to optimize your muscle control, balance, flexibility and movement, and build your strength and endurance.
- Occupational Therapists (OT) will help you regain the skills and strategies needed to perform daily activities, such as dressing, grooming, eating and more. They will also assess the need for assistive equipment and help to resolve any visual or cognitive issues you may have.
- Speech-Language Pathologists will work with you to improve language, cognition and communication skills, as well as any swallowing deficits.
- Recreation Therapists will help you to relearn or adapt skills that will enable you to pursue a wide range of leisure activities, such as arts & crafts, gardening and sports.
- Respiratory Therapists will help you with any breathing issues.
- Neuropsychologists will offer individual, group and family counseling to help you understand and cope with the many changes you will experience both during your rehabilitation and when you return home.
- Neuro-Optometrists will provide individualized treatment for patients with visual deficits.
- Case Managers will coordinate your discharge, helping to plan for the appropriate discharge destination, continued medical and rehabilitation services and equipment, as well as sharing any community and other resources that may be available to you.
- Dietitians will provide a nutritional plan designed to help you regain your strength, including the need for any supplements, texture modifications or other adaptations, as well as vegetarian, kosher or other special diets.