(Boynton Beach, FL--) Bethesda Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Cortese, M.S., P.T., OCS, A.T.C., to Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. Mr. Cortese has worked at Bethesda for the past 25 years, previously serving as the Outpatient Rehabilitation Supervisor.
In his new role, Mr. Cortese is responsible for the day-to-day operations including: staffing, budgeting, program development, scheduling, hiring, and evaluating employees.
Mr. Cortese has extensive experience in healthcare as a physical therapist for almost 30 years. He previously worked as a physical therapist for the Colorado Sports and Spine Center and as an athletic trainer at the Methodist Sports Medicine Clinic in Indiana.
Mr. Cortese earned his Master’s degree in physical therapy from Krannert Graduate School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in biology from The Colorado College. Mr. Cortese is a Certified Athletic Trainer and currently serves an athletic trainer/physical therapist for the USA National Sled Hockey Team. In the past, he has served as an athletic trainer for the United States 2014 Paralympics Team, United States Soccer Federation and the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
About Bethesda Health, Inc.
Bethesda Health is comprised of two not-for-profit hospitals, Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West, which are supported by the generosity of philanthropic community members through the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. With community support, we have grown to 670 physicians and more than 2,500 employees. Bethesda Health includes Bethesda Health Physician Group, Bethesda Heart Hospital, Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute, Cornell Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, the Center for Women and Children, which includes Level III neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, the Bethesda College of Health Sciences and accredited centers for Stroke, Chest Pain and Heart Failure. Finally, Bethesda has been honored to be one of three hospitals in Palm Beach County to partner with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education program to provide the clinical setting for residents to complete their rotations.