Introducing Tom Hamilton, Vice President of Human Resources at Blue Stone Therapy
Urbandale, IA: Tom Hamilton recently joined Blue Stone Therapy as the Vice President of Human Resources. The Urbandale, Iowa, based rehabilitation services provider employs approximately 550 therapists and provides contract therapy services to skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
As Vice President of Human Resources, Hamilton is responsible for setting and evaluating compliant Human Resources policies, procedures, and best practices, along with identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent and HR management goals.
He brings more than 13 years of experience leading human resources teams in a variety of senior leadership roles. Prior to joining Blue Stone Therapy, he served as the Director of Human Resources at a large Des Moines based manufacturing company where he was responsible for 8 direct reports and more than 1,000 employees throughout North America.
"The culture at Blue Stone Therapy really stood out to me," said Hamilton. "From the moment I spoke with Dawn Rodish (now retired VP of HR), I knew this company was a special place. I'm excited to join Blue Stone Therapy and help enhance the lives of thousands of patients across the Midwest each day."
Hamilton started working in Human Resources in the mid 2000's when he served as a Training Supervisor at Anderson Erickson Dairy. He has an extensive Human Resources background, with experience working as a trainer, Adjunct Instructor, Safety Manager, Human Resources Manager, and Director of Human Resources at large international organizations. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Iowa, holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and is a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with the Society for Human Resource Management. He has served as an associate board member of the Partnership for A Healthy Iowa, and has recently joined the Iowa Health Care Association Workforce Committee.
"Tom brings a wealth of experience to our organization," said Doug Johnson, Founder and CEO. "He has been a great addition to our senior leadership team and is a great fit culturally. As Blue Stone Therapy continues to grow and evolve, it is becoming increasingly important to have top-talent on our team like Tom Hamilton. We understand that in order to have satisfied clients and patients, you must have dynamic and excited therapists. We are excited about all the energy and strategies he brings to our team as we continue to grow."
"It's great to be a part of a team that is focused on their purpose." Hamilton said. "Every decision we make is well thought out and has our clients', patients', and therapists' best interests at heart. The energy here is unlike anything I've experienced in my career and I'm excited about the future."
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.
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, North Dakota, and South Dakota.