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Carl Josehart
   Carl Josehart is from Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of Washington University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
 
  Josehart is an experienced healthcare executive who began his career as a clinician in social work and then moved into leadership positions in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation and ambulatory care. Josehart joined TIRR Memorial Hermann as chief executive officer in 2006. It is a national leader in medical rehabilitation and research, and a model for interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, patient care, education and research. He has played a leading role in reducing hospital re-admissions and making healthcare cost-effective while increasing its quality.
 
  Josehart’s prior work history includes practice as a psychiatric social worker in a variety of community and hospital based settings, senior consultant in the healthcare consulting practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, and Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the Sinai Health System.

     “One of the things that drew me to social work was the philosophy of empowering the clients that we work with,” he said. His education at the Brown School taught him “to not look at the challenges people face as being flaws within themselves, but a reaction to their environment.”
 
   Josehart is a recipient of the 2017 Brown School Distinguished Alumni Award. He and his husband, Sam, are the sponsors of the newly endowed Carl E. Josehart and Samuel M. Jacobson Scholarship.

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