Upstream Rehabilitation Inc, a Birmingham, Alabama-based provider of outpatient rehabilitation services and a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, announces that Ron Kuerbitz has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.

Upstream founder David Van Name will continue to serve as a member of Upstream’s Board of Directors and transition to Senior Advisor, according to a media release.

“I am pleased to welcome Ron to the Upstream management team. He joins Upstream at an exciting time, with the opportunity to build upon our strong operating model and lead the Company into new avenues for growth.”

— David Van Name, founder, Upstream Rehabilitation Inc

Kuerbitz was the founding CEO of agilon health and led the development of the company from its inception. agilon’s operating models, technology, solutions, capital and team provide the resources needed by physician practices to make the leap from fee-for-service to integrated payment and delivery, even in markets that have no experience with provider-risk contracting and operations. Under Kuerbitz’s leadership, agilon’s revenues grew eight-fold as operations expanded to partnering with 1,200 physicians serving 150,000 patients.

Prior to joining agilon health, Kuerbitz was the CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America, the leading provider of products, pharmaceuticals and services to the renal community. In that capacity, he led Fresenius’ growth from $9 billion to $13 billion in revenue and its strategic shift from fee-for-service dialysis care to population health management for the renal disease population, the release explains. 

“I am thrilled to become part of Upstream, a premier organization with a solid foundation and strong growth. The Company has an amazing culture of clinical care and community support, enabling clinicians to lead with purpose-driven passion.” 

— Ron Kuerbitz

“We would like to thank Dave for all his contributions to Upstream’s success over the last 17 years. We look forward to working with him at the board-level as we continue to drive the strategic direction of Upstream. We believe Ron’s experience leading multi-site, provider-based healthcare organizations will be a critical element in ensuring that Upstream continues its significant growth trajectory.”

— Simon Bachleda, Chairman of Upstream’s Board of Directors and co-founder and Managing Partner at Revelstoke Capital Partners

[Source: Upstream Rehabilitation Inc]

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