50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Joanne Smith
President and CEO,
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Smith guided staff at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab as they adjusted to life in a new, state-of-the-art building, but a new way of delivering rehabilitation services, one where clinicians and researchers work side by side. She’s now turned her attention to assessing patient recovery. The AbilityLab spent $6 million and eight years developing and refining what it calls the Ability Quotient, an outcomes-based measurement tool. Smith plans to offer the tool to the industry at no charge because of the impact it could have on patients.