John D. Rockwood

President, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network & Senior Vice President, MedStar Health

John Rockwood is president of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) and a senior vice president for MedStar Health. As president, Rockwood oversees the overall operational and strategic direction for MedStar NRH, its physician centers, and numerous regional rehabilitation therapy centers.

Professional Background

Rockwood has been with MedStar NRH for more than 20 years. Before being appointed president in 2009, he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer. He has spent his entire career with MedStar NRH and MedStar Health, holding a variety of positions throughout his tenure, including director of development, assistant vice president of development and contract services, and vice president of general services. He has been an integral part of MedStar NRH's operational and strategic growth over the years, and was a member of MedStar Health's inaugural Executive Development Institute Class in 2004.

Education

Master's Degree:

  • MS in Business, The Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Finance, Michigan State University

Leadership Involvement

Rockwood is the past chair and a current board member for the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s (DCHA) board of directors. The American Hospital Association and DCHA recognized him in April 2013 as Washington DC’s “Grassroots Champion,” an award for his committed hospital and community advocacy. He is active on the board of directors for the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, and serves on the boards of NRH Ambulatory Inc., and MedStar NRH-Peninsula Regional Rehabilitation, LLC. Rockwood is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and was awarded the ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award in 2003.