KP Patel, Chief Executive Officer

KP Patel, MHA, is the chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital – Cincinnati. In this role, he oversees strategic direction, operations, business development and the patient care experience.

KP also facilitated the hospital’s relocation to The Christ Hospital and oversaw its migration to electronic medical records.

Before assuming leadership of SSH-Cincinnati, KP participated in Select Medical’s COO development program, training in Gainesville, Florida and Newark, Ohio. It provides hands-on learning and professional development opportunities that prepare candidates to step into hospital leadership posts.

Previously, KP served as vice president of operations and process excellence for a multi-state consulting firm. He focused on strategic operations and development of free-standing emergency and urgent care centers (FSEUC) in Texas and Colorado.

KP received a bachelor’s in biochemistry and business administration and master’s in health care administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

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