Smedley named CEO of New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

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March 29, 2016


Smedley named CEO of New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

Smedley named CEO of New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation HospitalJessie Smedley recently was named the Chief Executive Officer of New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is recognized nationally for providing specialized rehabilitative services to patients throughout the New Braunfels area who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions.

Smedley brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in strategic development and implementation to her role. Having worked in both public and private sectors, she has held positions responsible for strategic planning, operational management, acquisitions, marketing and development.

Smedley joins New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of Ernest Health, after holding several roles within Ernest Health. She was part of the organization’s start-up team in 2005, and served as Chief Executive Officer for eight years at one of its first rehabilitation hospitals in Brownsville, Texas. She moved into development and most recently led national marketing efforts for Ernest Health, a role she will continue to maintain.

Smedley earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Texas in San Antonio. A Texas native, she currently resides in Garden Ridge with her family.

“Hospital management is a natural fit for me,” Smedley says. “Working in the inpatient rehabilitation environment is truly a rewarding opportunity as we are able to directly assist families and patients in their recovery. I am honored and thrilled to work with the outstanding team at New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.  They are a team absolutely passionate about our patients and the care provided in our community.”

New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 2041 Sundance Parkway in New Braunfels.


New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is a 40-bed, free-standing rehabilitation hospital that provides intensive physical rehabilitation services to patients recovering from strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, and other impairments as a result of injury or illness. New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationally for the 4th consecutive year by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). For more information, visit

2041 Sundance Parkway • New Braunfels, TX  78130 • (P) 830-625-6700 • (F) 830-625-6701 •

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