Leadership & Staff

Jeff Alexander

Jeff Alexander

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff was named chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill in April 2017. Prior to joining HealthSouth Spring Hill, he served as the CEO of a 34-bed long term acute care hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Jeff achieved a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Illinois at Springfield and a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University.

Lori Bedard

Lori Bedard

Chief Executive Officer

Lori brings more than 15 years of inpatient rehabilitation expertise to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Lori has been employed by HealthSouth since 1997 in various roles and has been the hospital’s chief executive officer since 2005.

Michelle Anthony 2015

Michelle Anthony, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Michelle has been the director of nursing for HealthSouth for 10 years. She has been a registered nurse for nearly 30 years and has been working in acute physical rehabilitation for the past 23 years. She has held various nursing leadership positions throughout her time in rehabilitation. Michelle has worked in a variety of clinical settings including critical care, medical surgical and rehabilitation nursing. Michelle graduated from the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and is currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing through Old Dominion University.

Chris Ballish

Chris Ballish

Director of Marketing Operations

Chris brings more than 20 years of healthcare management and business development expertise to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. He graduated with degrees in cardiopulmonary sciences and healthcare management. Chris has extensive experience in acute and post-acute care. His team completes clinical evaluations, provides marketing support, public relations and inpatient rehabilitation education to a wide geographic service area.

Andrew Bedard

Andrew Bedard

Director of Therapy Operations

Andrew has been employed by HealthSouth since 1997 and has been a director of therapy operations since 2003. He assisted with the start up of both HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital in Panama City, Florida, and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill. Andrew graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Andrew has more than 15 years of healthcare experience.

Linda Calidonio

Linda Calidonio

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Originally from Long Island, New York, Linda brings almost 20 years of healthcare experience to HealthSouth. She graduated from Pasco-Hernando College in 1993 making her a third generation registered nurse. She has continued her education to become certified in rehabilitation nursing achieving the CRRN®. She has been with HealthSouth since 2003 in various roles and the director of risk/quality management since 2008.  She has a license in Healthcare Risk Management from the State of Florida since 2001.

Jack Hartley

Jack Hartley

Director of Plant Operations

Originally from Pennsylvania, Jack brings more than 24 years of healthcare-based plant operations experience with 15 years in a management role. He assisted in opening the hospital in 2003. Jack graduated from CHI Institute in 1992 with his diploma in HVAC technology.He holds his Certified Healthcare Engineer Certification from Florida Healthcare Engineers Associations and his Florida State Security Officers license.

Kimberly Lunt

Kimberly Lunt

Controller

Kimberly is a certified public accountant with nearly 15 years of accounting and finance experience. She joined HealthSouth in 2010. Prior to that, she was an assistant vice president with a real estate finance company with an emphasis on financial projections and reporting. She graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in accounting.

Mary Salamanca

Mary Salamanca

Human Resources Director

Mary brings more than 10 years of prior human resources experience to the HealthSouth team. Mary’s experience includes multi-unit human resources management with a focus on organizational development. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a master's degree in management, specializing in human resources and change management.

Michael Vargas

Michael Vargas

Director of Case Management

Michael brings more than 10 years of case management experience to the HealthSouth Spring Hill team. He holds a certification in case management from the CCMC®, and has a background in intensive case management with special focus on dual diagnosis populations. Michael joined HealthSouth in 2007, and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hawaii Pacific University, and a dual master's Degree in mental health & rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida.