FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Urbandale, IA, June 11, 2020: Blue Stone Therapy recently welcomed Jhonna DeMarcky as the new Vice President of Finance. The Urbandale, Iowa, based rehabilitation therapy services provider employs 485 therapists and provides services to communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota.
As VP of Finance, DeMarcky is a member of the senior leadership team and has responsibility for financial systems, reporting, and development of all aspects of accounting operations. She brings more than 15 years of healthcare accounting experience to the company. Prior to joining Blue Stone Therapy, she served as a Director with the healthcare group at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) where she specialized in providing reimbursement, consulting, and advisory services to healthcare providers.
“I’ve known about Blue Stone Therapy for many years now,” said DeMarcky. “They have a great reputation in the long-term care community as a high performing contract rehab provider. This is a great opportunity for me to make an impact with a great company that continues to grow and has a strong culture. I’m excited to be a part of the evolution of the company.”
DeMarcky also has experience as a contractor for the Iowa Medicaid program. She served as a Program Manager for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities with intellectual disabilities, Residential Care Facilities, and Home Health Agencies. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Drake University.
Blue Stone Therapy was founded in 2009 by Doug Johnson. His unique industry perspective and relentless focus on patient-centered care quickly gained traction when long-term care providers began to focus on performance improvements, quality measurements, fall prevention, lowering re-hospitalizations, and improving star ratings.
“We’re really excited to have Jhonna on our leadership team,” said Johnson. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and senior living industry experience that is difficult to find. She is an expert at reimbursement which is a huge value for us and our clients. As the long-term profession continues to shift, we know Jhonna has the experience to keep us ahead of other rehab companies.”
Blue Stone Therapy’s core business continues to be full-service contract therapy services at for-profit Skilled Nursing Facilities and not-for-profit Senior Living Communities. The company is known for its excellent staffing, superior clinical services, technology leadership, and outstanding company culture.
“It’s been great to see everyone come together to support our clients, our therapists, and the communities we serve during this crisis,” DeMarcky said. “I believe we will all come out of this stronger and be better suited to serve our clients. I’m excited to be here and help enhance so many lives.”
ABOUT BLUE STONE THERAPY:
Headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa, Blue Stone Therapy is the leading specialist in Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) therapy services. The company was founded in 2009 and provides specialized Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology services to healthcare providers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota.
Blue Stone Therapy
4319 NW Urbandale Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322