Dennis Mattes, Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Mattes is the chief executive officer of Select Specialty Hospital – Milwaukee West Allis and Milwaukee market CEO. In this role, he oversees daily operations at West Allis and has market responsibility for maintaining business relationships.

Dennis has spent 13 years with Select Medical. During his tenure, he opened a satellite hospital location, making Milwaukee a prime training ground for new CEOs. Dennis serves as a mentor for Select Medical’s Chief Operating Officer training program. One of its most recent graduates, Shital Tipnis, joined him as a colleague in March 2021 at the St. Francis facility.

Earlier, Dennis worked in the dialysis and sub-acute rehabilitation industries, operating a free-standing, 60-bed LTACH and nine years of progressive responsibilities working in traumatic brain injury.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

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Select Specialty Hospital is a critical illness recovery hospital, specializing in helping critically ill patients breathe, speak, eat, walk and think as independently as possible.