Charlotte, North Carolina – (October 24, 2019) – Acuity Healthcare, the country’s only Employee Owned Hospital Company and a leader in long-term acute care, is pleased to announce Kathy Kerstetter, MSN, RN, ACNP-C has been named Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey.

Kerstetter joined Acuity Specialty Hospital in 2013 as Chief Clinical Officer. Prior to that she served as a Trauma Nurse Practitioner with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience in tertiary acute care.

“Kathy sets the standard of excellence in patient care and level of commitment to her team,” said Ed Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Healthcare. “Since the first day Kathy joined our team as the chief clinical officer, she made an impact. She is one-of-a-kind and we are so very fortunate to have her on our team.”

“I am lucky to work with the best team in the healthcare industry,“ said Kerstetter. This team is a family. We work together to ensure that our patients and families get the best possible care. We support, respect and take care of each other at the same time. I know the importance of what we do every day, and I am committed to continue to work hard to always raise the bar of excellence.”

Kerstetter holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Nursing as well as an Advanced Practice Nurse Certification from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She lives in Ventnor City, New Jersey, with her husband, Bob, and two huskies, Marshall and Dusty.  She is the proud mother of three daughters: Annmarie, Erin and Jackie and her newest addition, grandson, JR.

About Acuity Healthcare:

Acuity Healthcare is an employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages four LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. Acuity is focused on the development and operation of LTACHs and the delivery of specialized care with  improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net

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