Ed Eckenhoff, 66, founder, president and CEO of the not-for-profit National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, will be stepping down effective Oct. 1.
It has been the pleasure of a lifetime to help build this great institution, said Eckenhoff in a written statement. We have seen NRH grow from a single hospital to the NRH Medical Rehabilitation Network providing inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services at almost 40 locations. The staff has been the finest and our efforts have been extraordinary.
Eckenhoff, who founded NRH in 1986, will continue as a member of its board of directors for a three-year term. In addition, as president emeritus for the hospital, Eckenhoff will serve as a consultant to both the board and the new president, chair the long-range planning effort, and continue to assist with fundraising efforts.
Eckenhoff previously worked as the administrator for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Chief Operating Officer John Rockwood, who has been with NRH since 1992, been named president and successor to Eckenhoff.