New Leadership Team Appointed to LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh


PLANO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – LifeCare Health Partners today announced the appointment of a new local and experienced leadership team for its hospital system in the Pittsburgh market, including the appointment of Market Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Malko.

Serving alongside Malko in the Pittsburgh market is Market Chief Operating Officer Janet Routman; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bill Goldfarb; Behavioral Health Hospital of Pittsburgh Chief Executive Officer Sally Ann Schneider; and Chief Nursing Officer Paula Pawloski.

“We are thrilled about the depth and breadth of experience this tenured local executive team brings to our hospital system in Pittsburgh,” said LifeCare Health Partners President and COO Frank Battafarano. “Their insight and enthusiasm bring renewed focus on the quality care LifeCare delivers to patients in the Pittsburgh market.”

This newly appointed executive team will lead all LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh locations including: three long-term acute care campuses (Main Campus, Suburban and Alle-Kiski Campus); a transitional care facility (Transitional Care Center at Suburban Campus); and a behavioral health hospital (Behavioral Health Hospital of Pittsburgh).

Prior to this role, Malko served as LifeCare Health Partners vice president of business development. “I’ve been fortunate to serve LifeCare in a multitude of roles and I’m honored to step into the Pittsburgh market CEO position,” said Malko. “Our employees deliver exceptional care and strive to truly make a difference – it’s exciting to be part of this noble mission. I’m also looking forward to working more closely with Janet Routman, newly appointed COO, and the entire leadership team.”

Accredited by The Joint Commission and Medicare certified, LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh provides world-class quality care to patients on four different campuses with a combined capacity of approximately 200 beds and more than 350 trained medical professionals.

About LifeCare Health Partners

LifeCare Health Partners, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a leading health care services provider dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and maximizing their potential for healing and recovery. The company encompasses the LifeCare Family of Hospitals as well as a variety of post-acute services including transitional care, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment and home-based care. Learn more at

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