Zach Kanis Promoted to Vice President of Operations at Blue Stone Therapy

Zach Kanis, Vice President of Operations, Blue Stone Contract Therapy, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota


Urbandale, IA:  As a result of continued business growth, Zach Kanis, DPT, MHA was recently promoted to Vice President of Operations.  Blue Stone Therapy, the Urbandale, Iowa, based rehabilitation services provider, employs approximately 575 therapists and provides contract therapy services to skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

As Vice President of Operations, Zach is responsible for the oversight and management of the organization’s daily operation of skilled therapy, along with implementing established policies and procedures to ensure maximum success and achievement of business and financial goals.

Zach brings more than 13 years of experience specializing in physical therapy and is passionate about working with the geriatric population. Prior to this promotion, he served as a Regional Director of Operations, providing oversight to skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, North and South Dakota. Zach was responsible for executing short and long-term objectives and assisting patients, therapists and community partners in achieving their health and wellness rehabilitation goals.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve our geriatric population and the Blue Stone therapy staff and I’m elated to join the outstanding leadership team at Blue Stone Therapy,” said Kanis.  “This is the perfect time to help enhance the lives of so many across the Midwest.”

Zach earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and his Masters of Healthcare Administration from Des Moines University in 2008.  Zach is native to Central Iowa and has served in both clinical and management roles in a variety of healthcare settings including skilled care, home health, hospice, outpatient, acute care, ICU, and acute rehab.

“We know that in order to support our communities and patients, we must have an outstanding operations team and I could not be more pleased that Zach will be leading the way,” said Theresa Fleming, Chief Operating Officer.  “Zach has been a key part of our success to date, and we are thrilled to promote him into this important position.”

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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