ACHE Western PA Role: Immediate Past President; Chair, Sponsorship Committee; Chair, Advancement/Nominating Committee
Kelly Blake currently serves as the CEO for Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown, PA, a 39 bed for profit long term acute care hospital (LTACH) under Select Medical Corporation. Ms. Blake has been recognized for her work within the corporation which includes the Select Medical Leadership award in 2012, doubling the inpatient occupancy and achieving internal recognition for Pulmonary Center of Excellence, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke. Prior to joining Select Specialty Hospital in 2009, Ms. Blake taught in the BSN program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and at Altoona Regional Medical Center as an Administrative Director. She also brings extensive experience in Pre-Hospital services to her knowledge as a healthcare administrator.
Ms. Blake obtained a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She maintains continued community involvement through AED training and grant writing for local EMS and Fire Departments. Ms. Blake has been a member of ACHE since 2011 and joined the Board of Directors for ACHE of Western PA in 2016.