Thought Leadership

Known for our commitment to advanced, evidence-based care, and for consistently achieving strong patient outcomes, GRS is considered a thought leader in the industry. Our practitioners and administrators are frequently recognized and sought for their expertise and advisement. Following is just a glimpse at the many ways GRS is helping to move the industry forward.




Playing Industry Leadership Roles

Dan Hirschfeld, President of Genesis Rehab Services, serves on the Board of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Aging—and Garry Pezzano, GRS Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, is a past President of that same organization.


Serving on Government Advisory Groups
GRS senior leaders have been named to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) Technical Expert Panel (TEP)—providing expert advisement for developing resource use measures to improve post-acute care.


Assisting with National Research Projects
Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) recently became one of five industry-leading organizations that participated in a large-scale therapy outcome measures research pilot program with the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) and the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The group’s work was since endorsed by the National Quality Forum.


Earning Recognition for Industry Innovation
Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) recently received an Innovation Award at the Aging2.0 Global Innovation Summit for its commitment to bringing new ideas to realization—including the creation of an Innovation Center in China. In addition, GRS and our partner Respond Well recently received a joint award from Microsoft, for the creation of the GRS Virtual Trainer, a falls prevention and rehab solution powered by the Respond Well platform.

Presenting at Industry Conferences and Events
Our therapists and administrators are frequently invited to share their knowledge and insights with their peers. Following are just a few of the most recent presentations that GRS professionals have facilitated or co-facilitated:

2017 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Learning Center
    • GRS provided subject matter expertise to assist in the development of three online courses (Focused Assessment and Standardized Tests and Measures; Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Treatment; Wound Assessment and Treatment) now being offered by the APTA Learning Center. 

2017 Great Seminars Online

  • A number of GRS therapists collaborated to develop an online course (entitled Speech Language Pathology with the Aging Adult: Practice at the Top of Your License) to be offered by Great Seminars Online—the first course Great Seminars has ever offered for Speech Language Pathologists. 

2016 World Conference of Gerontology:
  • Older Adult Population Health: Technology Applications of Outpatient Rehabilitation to Wellness
  • Reinventing Older Adult Rehabilitation: Synthesis of Technology Applications
  • International Rehabilitation Services and Technology: Remodeling Care, Improving Outcomes

2016 American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference:
  • Standardizing Dysphagia Management in Parkinson’s Disease
  • The Future is Now: Practice, Process, & Healthcare Reform
  • Good Stress, Bad Stress, Cultivating and Coping
  • Compliance, Ethics and Best Practice
  • Making the Right Choice: Providing Clinically Appropriate Care for Patients with Dementia
  • Learn All About It! Health Care Reform for Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Students
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Dysphagia, Posture & Positioning in the Medically Complex Population
  • Shooting for the Stars: Delivering & Reporting Quality in Post-Acute Setting
  • Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: How Your Wellbeing Impacts Your Quality of Care

2016 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference:
  • Utilizing Telehealth To Impact Evaluation and Intervention for Patients with Neurological Disease and Related Dementia
  • OTAs in Academia: Transition from Clinic to Classroom – You Can Do It!
  • Private Practice and Entrepreneurs
  • Leadership as an OTA: How Do I Make it Happen?
  • The Ethical Pathways to Address Seniors At Risk for Falls, Driving, and Community Mobility
  • Functional Cognition: A Collaborative Approach
  • Organizational Culture Change, Branding, and Marketing
  • A Win-Win Culture: How to Effectively Collaborate with Your Supervisor for Professional and Personal Growth