Thomas Buckingham serves as president of Allevant Solutions, working closely with Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Mark Lindsay. Tom also serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy for Select Medical’s 110 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals and for its nine rehabilitation hospitals, including Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey, consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top two medical rehabilitation hospitals. In his leadership role, Tom is responsible for hospital strategy, the quality department and government relations. He is also charged with the planning and implementation of Select Medical’s proposed elements of health care reform including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), post acute care bundling proposals, and patient experience initiative.
Tom joined Select Medical in 1998 as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and went on to hold positions of increasing leadership responsibility, leading to his appointment as president of Select Medical’s LTAC hospital division. In the president’s role, Tom was responsible for the division’s overall clinical, operational and financial performance.
Tom holds his bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and his MBA from Oakland University in suburban Detroit. As an executive with extensive health care experience in the for-profit, non-profit and faith-based sectors, Tom serves on the board of directors for the Acute Long-Term Hospital Association (ALTHA) in Washington, D.C., as well as NaviHealth in Brentwood, Tennessee.