LUDLOW — HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts recently named Kathy Casagrande as director of Case Management and Mary-Anne Schelb as Business Development director. These leadership-team members will support initiatives to uphold high-quality patient care at the 53-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located at 222 State St., Ludlow.
Casagrande has been a social worker and case manager in a hospital setting for more than 30 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Western New England College in 1985 and began her career at HealthSouth Western Massachusetts in March 1996 in the capacity of discharge planner. She was promoted to case manager in 1997. Her patient-first approach and team focus have resulted in a high level of patient and family satisfaction.
Schelb serves as director of Marketing Operations at HealthSouth Western Massachusetts. She began her career with an accounting certification from St. John’s School of Business and found herself drawn to a more health- and wellness-based path as a holistic health practitioner holding master/teacher certifications from the International Center for Reiki Training. In addition, she is a certified cranial sacral therapist in Profound Neutral from the Neurovascular Institute. An active member of the community, she is a Rotarian as well as a member of numerous associations, including BNI Referral Partners in West Springfield, West of the River Chamber of Commerce, Alzheimer’s Assoc. walk committee, Tri County Partnership for the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Western Mass Eldercare Professionals Assoc., Retirement Marketing Directors Assoc., Western Mass Elder Care conference steering committee, as well as the East of the River Chamber of Commerce board of directors.