PT Grad Named Hospital Administrator in Virginia

June 8, 2010

"A dislocated shoulder and degenerative back problems eventually led to Kurt Hofelich becoming vice president and administrator of Sentara Obici Hospital," reported the Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald on June 1.

Hofelich, who earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia Univeristy in 1992, is currently vice president and division executive of Sentara Ambulatory Operations and Rehabilitation, and he becomes vice president and administrator of Sentara Obici Hospital on July 5.

"An assortment of sports injuries caused by playing competitive volleyball throughout high school and college drove Hofelich to pursue a career in health care. Shortly after receiving his master’s degree in physical therapy from Philadelphia’s Arcadia University, Hofelich joined the Sentara organization as a physical therapist at Sentara Leigh Hospital in 1992," reports the News-Herald.

“I am excited that Kurt has accepted the role of vice president and administrator at Sentara Obici Hospital,” Mark A. Szalwinski, Sentara corporate vice president, Peninsula and Western Tidewater, told the Suffolk News-Herald. “His strong leadership skills, demonstrated ability to align physicians and staff around common objectives, and his commitment to the success of our Western Tidewater strategy made him the exceptional choice for this role.” Read more.