Leadership & Staff
Beth Bacher, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Beth joined HealthSouth in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree from CPSU in California and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare management from WIU in Phoenix. Her management provides support to clinical and administrative efforts, while maintaining positive customer relations. Her motivation comes from working with a dynamic team who is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience.
Michael Kravetz, M.D.
Dr. Kravetz is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. He attended Stanford University and the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center. Dr. Kravetz is the medical director and chief of staff at HealthSouth where he provides direct patient care and administrative direction. For more than 20 years Dr. Kravetz has combined compassion and expertise to help patients achieve their rehabilitation goals.
Michael Kravets M.D., is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.
Director of Marketing Operations
Lori joined the HealthSouth family in 2012 as a rehabilitation liaison. In November of 2014 she assumed the director of marketing operations role providing support and leadership to the marketing team. Lori is a nurse with over 30 years of experience in ICU, rehabilitation, neuro and med-surg nursing. She has extensive background in the case management as well an in depth knowledge of the insurance industry. She is committed to patient advocacy in the healthcare setting.
Danette Garcia, PHR
Human Resources Director
Danette has been a part of the HealthSouth family since 1994. She worked in various positions with the hospital while completing her bachelor’s degree in human resource management. She received her certification in Professional HR in 2009. The various positions she held within HealthSouth have helped as she recruits for openings and manages all aspects of employee relations. Danette's positive attitude is an effective tool whether she is interviewing potential employees or providing general orientation.
Director of Quality and Risk
Torrey is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with more than 10 years of clinical experience in critical care and trauma. She joined the HealthSouth team in 2013 as a clinical liaison. She has a passion for contributing to a safe and exceptional patient experience, and her commitment to HealthSouth and quality care is her highest priority.
Katy Haney, CPA
Katy joined HealthSouth in April 2009. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix and is a licensed CPA. Katy has 20 years of accounting experience in various industries including non-profit, transportation and construction. She enjoys working with staff to develop operational efficiencies at Valley of the Sun. This enables the hospital to continue to provide superior patient care and see positive patient outcomes.
Derry Hollock, SLP
Director of Therapy Operations
Derry has been a member of the HealthSouth team since 2002, and has treated patients since 1989. She has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, and enjoys using new techniques and technology to help patients achieve independence. Derry is a firm believer that patient knowledge promotes patient satisfaction. She works with her staff to promote superior outcomes, cutting edge therapy treatment, and to exceed the patient's expectations.
Stephanie Palmer, RN, CRRN
Chief Nursing Officer
Stephanie joined the HealthSouth team in 2010. The nursing, leadership, and management experience Stephanie brought with her from previous employment helped her excel at HealthSouth and quickly earned her respect and recognition. She was promoted and served as a nursing supervisor which gave her broad exposure to many aspects of a patient’s HealthSouth experience. As a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), Stephanie has comprehensive appreciation of the importance of every member of the HealthSouth team, from nursing staff, therapists and physicians, to kitchen and housekeeping staff. Providing high quality care in a patient-centered environment is Stephanie’s passion, which mirrors the HealthSouth mission.
Liz Ross, RN, CRRN, CCM
Director of Case Management
Liz joined HealthSouth in 1996 and is a certified rehabilitation registered nurse. During her career she has held a variety of clinical and management positions, which have given her the experience to understand and respond to patients’ concerns, which is a key element in the continual effort to improve the rehabilitation experience for each patient.