Scattino Named CEO of New Mercy Rehab Hospital

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health – Youngstown and its partner Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health, announced this week that Melessa Scattino has been named CEO for the new joint venture rehabilitation hospital under construction in Youngstown. The 60-bed hospital, to be called Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, is slated to open to patients later this year.

“We are delighted to welcome Melessa to the Lifepoint Rehabilitation team and know she will be the right leader for this new hospital,” says David Stark, chief operating officer for Lifepoint Rehabilitation. “With more than 20 years of experience in health care operations – spanning diverse acute and long-term care environments – Melessa has hands-on experience guiding operations and leading clinical teams. We know she will champion the people-first and evidence-driven care Lifepoint Rehabilitation is known for, promoting a safe and healing environment for our patients.”

Scattino most recently served as a practice manager for Mercy Health, leading operations for two Youngstown-based residency programs and three primary care practices. She previously served as the executive director for two skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, The Assumption Village and Humility House, and two assisted living centers, Marian Living Center and Humility House. In this role, she was responsible for guiding operations, recruitment and staffing, quality and safety initiatives and regulatory compliance.

“Melessa is an experienced and talented healthcare leader with a strong foundation of quality and operational excellence, and we are excited to welcome her to this new role,” says Dr. John Luellen, president, Mercy Health – Youngstown and Lorain. “We look forward to Melessa using her strong community ties and extensive background serving patients of the Mahoning Valley as she guides the rehabilitation team in the opening of this new hospital.”

Scattino earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science, food and nutrition and dietetics from Youngstown State University. She holds a master’s degree in health education from Penn State University and a certificate in executive education, nursing home administration, from The Ohio State University.

“I am honored to lead Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital as we expand critically needed inpatient rehabilitation services in our region,” says Scattino. “I am eager to get to work and begin building our clinical team, and I look forward to joining my colleagues at Lifepoint Rehabilitation and Mercy Health Youngstown as we create a foundation for providing safe, high-quality rehabilitation care to patients in the Mahoning Valley.”

Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a two-story, 60-bed rehabilitation hospital. The 66,000-square-foot facility is located at 3180 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown.

Mercy Health – Youngstown and Lifepoint Behavioral Health, another business unit of Lifepoint Health, formed a separate joint venture partnership to construct and operate a 72-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital, which will be located adjacent to Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital at 3170 Belmont Ave. when it opens next year.

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