Patty Jobbitt Named Chief Executive Officer of Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Patty Jobbitt Named Chief Executive Officer of Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

The Detroit Medical Center announced that Patty Jobbitt has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM). Jobbitt has been serving as Interim CEO since William Restum retired on Aug. 31, 2018.

“I am honored and excited to lead the family of physicians, nurses, therapists and staff at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan,” Jobbitt said. “It is a privilege to be part of an organization the delivers high quality care to the patients we serve. Every day I am inspired by the remarkable work we do at RIM and the work our patients put in leading to recovery. I will do my best to serve them by helping enable our leaders and staff to fulfill their passion to make a difference.”

Jobbitt joined RIM in 1983 as a staff physical therapist and transitioned into leadership roles including supervisor, administrative director, chief operating officer and now CEO. As CEO, she is responsible for the vision and operation of the 69-bed licensed freestanding inpatient hospital and a network of more than 30 outpatient therapy clinics across three counties including Detroit – clinics she was instrumental in developing. Jobbitt engineered and standardized the rehab service line across seven hospitals in the DMC including adult and pediatric rehabilitation for acute care, inpatient and outpatient services.  She is passionate about the patient experience as well as employee engagement and led the creation of the “RIM Way” and the cultural transformation journey for RIM.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Patty Jobbitt’s caliber and experience step up to lead RIM,” said Dr. Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of Detroit Medical Center. “Patty (Jobbitt) is a visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities, and I thank her for taking on this important role at a very special place.”

In addition to her role with RIM, Jobbitt serves as Vice President for the DMC Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Service Line across the system. She is the executive for the DMC Sports Medicine Institute overseeing all of the clinical operations including sports performance analysis, sports performance training in partnership with EXOS, sports and orthopedic therapy. She was the executive responsible for the Bundled Payment Care Initiative Model 2 Program for the DMC and remains actively involved with the post-acute continuum and the continuing care network for the DMC.

Jobbitt has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in health science administration from Central Michigan University.

About DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

DMC’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) is one of the nation’s largest freestanding rehabilitation hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and research. RIM is known for its clinical expertise in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, complex trauma and orthopedics. The Institute is home to many innovative programs, including the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System and the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. With over 30 outpatient sites located throughout southeast Michigan, it is also a center of choice for persons recovering from sports and orthopedic injuries.

About Detroit Medical Center

The Detroit Medical Center operates eight hospitals and institutes, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital and DMC Heart Hospital. The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional health care system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education. The Detroit Medical Center is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. For more information, visit “Like” us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at @dmc_heals or check out our YouTube page at

*Photo courtesy of The Detroit Medical Center

Cynthia Tait

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