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Dr. Robert Krug becomes AMRPA Board Chair

AMRPA Board of Directors at 2019 Fall Educational Conference & Expo

Dr. Robert Krug becomes AMRPA Board Chair
National medical rehabilitation leader outlines his strategic vision and key focus areas for 2020

(WASHINGTON – January 9, 2020) – Dr. Robert Krug officially assumed the responsibilities of chair of the board of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) on January 1. He will guide the continued efforts to solidify AMRPA’s role as a leader in the medical rehabilitation field and achieve the association’s new mission: advancing the field of medical rehabilitation through advocacy, education and the promotion of access to care.

Dr. Krug’s visionary leadership in the industry and his accomplishments as AMRPA board vice chair will also serve as the foundation for him to lead the association toward realizing its vision: transforming lives through access to the highest quality of medical rehabilitation care. In his few days in office so far, he has already established a key objective for AMRPA in 2020: to focus on the patient and the vital, life-changing services offered by medical rehabilitation providers and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs).

Putting forth his personal vision, Dr. Krug said, “IRFs play an important role not just acutely during patients’ inpatient course but also in helping individuals return to activities they love while promoting community reintegration, fitness and wellness. It’s all about a continuum and sustainability of the outcomes.”

In addition to the position of AMRPA board chair, Dr. Krug currently holds a number of other leadership roles, including president and medical director of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, chief physician for rehabilitation medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and medical director for PM&R Services at the Mandell Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Looking forward to a prosperous year under Dr. Krug’s leadership, AMRPA Executive Director John Ferraro said, “In Dr. Krug’s time as vice chairman of AMRPA’s Board of Directors, he contributed greatly to our association’s goals, setting new standards of excellence and innovating along the way. We have no doubt that as chairman he will perform his duties with this same level of commitment and exceed our expectations of someone befitting this important position.”

For more information on AMRPA and its new strategic mission and vision, visit this page.

To learn about IRFs and the drastic difference they make in patient care and outcomes, view these assessments and reports.