• Highly Rated Hospitals

    Accredited by TJC and CAPS ensures patients the highest quality of care

  • Highly Trained Multidisciplinary Care Team

    Ensures patients receive the most advanced and innovative treatments

  • Long Term Acute Care Facilties

    For patients with highly acute, medically complex conditions

  • Skilled Nursing Centers

    Serving the DC area with long term care and short term rehabilitation

  • Our New Outpatient Surgery Center

    Offers patents and physicians a full service, multi-specialty surgery center

Specialty Hospitals of America Executive Officers and Management Team

Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC represents the confluence of entrepreneurial ingenuity and the spirit of patient care embodied in a remarkable team that is actively seeking hospital opportunities where medical and management expertise can work in harmony.

Meet the people who make this happen.

Jim Rappaport – Chairman


Jim Rappaport of Waban is an attorney, real estate developer, entrepreneur, and political activist.

After graduating from the Wharton School in 1977, Rappaport earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law. Among his many business ventures, Rappaport was a founder and member of the Board of Directors for Corporate Kids, Inc., …Read More

Robert E. Rummler, Sr. – Founder, Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Rummler is a graduate of Syracuse University – College of Business (B.A. Finance and Insurance). He has over thirty-five years of investment banking and entrepreneurial experience most notably as Managing Director of Personal Resources Management Group, a Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. profit center, Director of Investment Marketing for the English merchant bank, Schroders, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer and Director of Wastech International, Inc. He has had extensive merger and acquisition experience and has participated as a principal in five start-ups.

Frank Wilich – President/COO/Founder


Frank Wilich co-founded Specialty Hospitals of America, Inc. in 2002. Mr. Wilich’s role is to provide the leadership in the market-driven hospital environment and discover patient-care opportunities where SHA can grow to the mutual benefit of patients, doctors and staff, the community and investors. His 25 years of management and entrepreneurial experience include the roles of President /CEO of Polychem Corp., Chief Executive Officer/ Co-Founder of Pharmco Products, Inc., Director of Marketing and General Manager for American Hospital Supply, and a Territory Manager for IBM Corporation. He has successfully launched several private companies involved in national and international medical device marketing, pharmaceuticals and chemical processing. Mr. Wilich is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA) and The Whittemore School of Business and Economics (MBA).

Susan P. Bailey - Sr. VP, Specialty Hospitals of America, and Regional CEO for SHW


Susan P. Bailey MPA, RN, is CEO for SHW-Capitol Hill. The hospitals under Susan’s purview are earning the esteem of the local medical community by successfully caring for patients with increasingly complex medical needs due to her leadership and commitment to hospital excellence. Ms. Bailey joined SHA in May 2006, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare management and operations, including ten years working for Kindred Healthcare as CEO at LTAC facilities. She received her nursing degree from the United Hospital School of Nursing, Port Chester, NY, her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico.

Cathy Borris-Hale, Vice-President and Interim CEO SHW-Hadley



A native of Washington, Ms. Borris-Hale possesses BS in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University. She has recently been appointed by the Mayor as a member of the DC Board of Nursing and serves as its Vice Chair. She has served SHW as Chief Nursing Executive and recently as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Borris-Hale has contributed to the clinical sector through publication of several articles, and has been an active leader in numerous civic organizations. She brings both a strong clinical focus and an unwavering passion for service to the medically underserved.