ABOUT US

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Lakeview Specialty Hospital and Rehab is a Joint Commission Accredited and licensed long term acute care hospital (LTACH) that has delivered 25 years of innovative programs and extensive services with expertise in medically complex care, neurobehavioral health, rehabilitation, and community supportive living. With superior proficiency in brain injury rehabilitation and complex respiratory care we are able to help our patients with difficult medical conditions reach their highest level of healing and functional independence possible. Located on more than 80 acres in a rural community outside of Milwaukee in Waterford, Wisconsin. Our peaceful grounds, coupled with tenured, talented and caring staff, lend to the healing and recovery process.

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Our Mission

Lakeview’s integrated continuum of care facilitates the full realization of human potential through quality, state-of-the-art services.

Lakeview’s mission is to help those we serve and with whom we work realize their full human potential in a safe and respectful environment. We provide effective programing for people facing significant physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. As a community partner, we are dedicated to quality, person-centered care and treatment of the individuals we support.

Values

Respect
Integrity
Great Service
Honesty
Truth
Professionalism
Accountability
Teamwork
Humor

Vision Statement

As a leader in the field, Lakeview is a respected, reliable provider dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation, care, education and support of individuals with complex challenges. This is achieved through effective person-centered care, efficient use of available resources, best practices and engagement with stakeholders. 

Professional Leadership

Slover, Chris

Christopher Slover

Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Slover formerly served as chairman of the Brain Injury Association of America Business and Professional Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America. Mr. Slover served on the Board of the National Brain Injury Research Treatment and Training Center and has been actively involved in the planning of and presenting at the Brain Injury Association’s Annual Business Practice College. Mr. Slover serves as the CEO and Chairman of Lakeview Management, Inc. and has a long history in business and financial management. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and a member of Young Presidents Organization.
Amato, Jerry

Jerry Amato

President and Chief Operating Officer
Jerry Amato is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab. Mr. Amato’s career in healthcare started as a Respiratory Therapist, and he has over ten years of CEO experience in the Long Term Acute Care Hospital setting, including The Specialty Hospital of Washington of Washington DC, Kindred Hospital of Kansas City and HealthSouth Hospital at Tenaya in Las Vegas. Among his many strengths are his ability to maintain strong relationships with physicians and administration while integrating into new market areas. Mr. Amato plays a pivotal role in making Lakeview a Center of Excellence providing quality health care.

Professional Medical Team

Habel, Alfred
Alfred Habel, MD

Pulmonologist,
Executive Medical Director

Majeed, Mustansir
Mustansir Majeed, MD

President of MEC and
Director of Clinic Services

Gullberg, Robert
Robert M. Gullberg, MD

Infectious Disease/
Epidemiology Director

Sorenson, Cindy
Cindy Sorenson, PsyD

Clinical Director of Behavior Health Services

Ruffolo, Stefanie Suzanne
Stefanie Ruffolo, MD

Hospitalist

Williams, O’Rell- preference
O’Rell Williams, MD

Hospitalist

Museitif, Raaid
Raaid Museitif, MD

Hospitalist

Warren, Paul
Paul Warren, MD

Nephrologist

Khan, Tahir
Tahir Khan, DPM

Podiatrist

Semon, Bruce
Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D

Psychiatrist

Miloslavic, Miso Niko
Medicine

Miso Niko Miloslavic, MD

Rihawi, Mouhammed
Pulmonologist

 Mouhammed Rihawi, MD

Hamed, Raed
Pulmonologist

Raed A. Hamed, MD

Freichels, Tom
Pulmonology

Tom Freichels, APNP

Kopatich Paswewald, Kristen
Pulmonology

Kristin Kopatich, APNP

Leadership Team

Chief Nursing Officer

 Amy Bowser, RN

Director of Quality Assurance

Nahla Casey, MSN, RN

Director of Respiratory

Mike Stugard, RT

Director of Pharmacy

Darcy Clements, PharmD, BCPS

EMS Medical Director

Ben Feinzimer, MD

Director of EMS

Todd Bluhm, CCP

Lead Occupational Therapist

Julie Michals, OTR

Lead Physical Therapist

Stacey Schmidt, PT

Lead Speech Therapist

Mary Kuhnke, SLP

Director of Admissions

Natalie Taylor, MSM

Director of Patient Relations

Jessica Nye, BA, COTA

Director of Adult Residental Services

Stephanie Edel

Administrator Mill Pond

Mark Connelly

Director of Human Resources

Denise Hack, AA

Chief Financial Officer

Don Pieters, BS

Controller

Jennifer Ayers

General Counsel

John Burnside

Director of Reimbursement

Angela Johnson

Director of IT

Kha Vu 

Executive Assistant/Supervisor

Julie Natrop