MEET THE TEAM
Working Together to Provide Collaborative & Connected Care
Your leadership team
Because quality begins and ends at the top, our Indianapolis Rehabilitation Hospital at Carmel management team members are selected and appointed based upon their proven track record of success, personal and professional integrity, inspiration to others, and their ability to lead by example to carry out our mission, vision, and values.
Your treatment team
We believe the best rehab therapy for you is delivered by an inspired team of therapists, nurses, and physicians who seamlessly coordinate individualized therapy and medical care based upon established expected outcomes.
This skilled and dedicated treatment team collaborates daily on your goals and makes revisions to your plan of care as needed to achieve your goals within our specialty services.
The ongoing plan and corresponding progress are communicated to you and your family/caregivers throughout the patient’s journey. This plan serves as the road map back to independent living at the highest possible level. Click the down-arrows to the right to learn more about our team.
Because this ensures you have the highest chance of regaining independence to safely return to your life, we are committed to hiring professionals with the highest levels of education, experience, and integrity possible.
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM!
JOSEFINA GUNTHER - NURSING SUPERVISOR
Meet Josefina Gunther, Nursing Supervisor, who joined the Indianapolis Rehab Team back in June of this year. As a nurse and supervisor we try to take each day as it comes and make sure we advocate for the patients as best we can and make sure the entire staff is supported.
I truly enjoy what I do because while it has ups and downs, it is still fun and challenging. It's overcoming these challenges and learning from it is what makes this job enjoyable.
I live each day by my mantra. "I do it because I can. I can because I want to. And I want to be cause you said I couldn't"
LAURA THOMPSON - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Meet Laura Thompson, Occupational Therapist, who enjoys what she does and the challenge to help her patients achieve even the smallest gains.
She feels the connections she makes with her patients and their families make their day just a little better. Laura tells us she has learned over the years that listening means listening with all of her senses since it’s often what a person doesn’t say is just as important.
In Laura’s 18 year career, she finally has the opportunity to work in her own community, and we are excited she chose Indianapolis Rehab Hospital.
DAVID KIRUBAKARAN - CHIEF THERAPY OFFICER
Meet David Kirubakaran, who joined us as our Chief Therapy Officer on Day 1, January 4th, as we prepared to open our hospital.
David has been a Physical Therapist since 1991. A typical day for David starts with rounding with the clinical team of therapists and nurses. The rest of the day is a combination of engaging with patients, families, the care teams, and physicians.
To prepare for those interactions, David participates in the hospital leadership meeting to review the current patients being cared for and rehab staffing and goals for the day.
As David rounds with the case management team, he talks with the patients and their families and also with the physicians as they examine and assess the patients' progress. It's evident to those who know David that he loves his job.
In talking with David, he will mention that he feels fortunate to have a competent leadership team for the operational aspects of the hospital. He also talks about working with clinicians and having the opportunity to mentor young, compassionate clinicians.
Ironically, during David's high school and college years, he was very shy and an introvert, which is very different from today's engaging personality. David's mantra is "Always do what is right for the patient."
Indianapolis Rehabilitation Hospital at Carmel is a NOBIS- MANAGED rehabilitation hospital and is one of a group of state-of-the-art hospitals across the continental US. The Nobis-operated hospitals all have a mission of delivering exceptional care through inspired people, industry-leading programs, innovation, and strong partnerships within the communities they serve.