Blue Stone Therapy Announces two Vice President Promotions to Expand Services

Vice President of Clinical Services, Vice President of Outpatient Therapy, Blue Stone Therapy


Urbandale, IA: As a result of business growth, Nancy Crimmins MSPT, CLT was recently promoted to Vice President of Outpatient Therapy, and, Christen Bliss MOTR/L was recently promoted to Vice President of Clinical Services. Blue Stone Therapy, the Urbandale, Iowa, based contract rehabilitation services provider, employs nearly 700 therapists and provides therapy services to Long-Term Care Communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

As Vice President of Clinical Services, Christen is responsible for oversight and management of the organization’s clinical services for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted and Independent Living Communities, and Outpatient Therapy Clinics. She will lead the clinical services team that focuses on implementing high-quality clinical programming to ensure maximum patient success, industry-leading outcomes, and superior client support. Christen has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including acute, home health, and geriatric long-term care. Prior to this promotion Christen served as a Director of Clinical Services with Blue Stone. Christen earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at St. Ambrose University.

As Vice President of Outpatient Therapy, Nancy is responsible for Blue Stone Therapy’s new line of growing business in Outpatient Therapy. Nancy brings more than 25 years of experience specializing in physical therapy and she is passionate about working with the geriatric population and partnering with new clients. Prior to this promotion, Nancy served as a Regional Director of Operations and Vice President of Clinical Services. Nancy earned her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences at Des Moines University.

“We know that in order to Pursue Progress we have to focus on our core purpose, enhancing lives. We are very fortunate to have such a deep and talented staff, capable of tremendous leadership as we grow across the Midwest” said Doug Johnson, CEO and Founder. “Our team is exceptional, I’m thrilled Nancy and Christen will be advocating for our team, our clients, and our patients.”

Blue Stone Therapy’s core business continues to be full-service contract therapy services at for-profit and not-for-profit Senior Living Communities. The company is known for its excellent staffing, superior clinical services, technology leadership, and outstanding company culture.


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, North Dakota, and South Dakota.



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