Manuel J, Lipson MDconsulting


As of 9/00

The Spaulding Consulting Program and my personal consultation effort evolved rapidly many years ago in response to inquiries from acute and specialty hospitals in the United States and around the world. I have led or supervised the following consulting projects.

1974-1998 Encouraged the visitation of physicians, therapists, nurses and administrators to spend time at the Spaulding Hospital in various types of administrative internships for the purposes of understanding the administrative structure and operation of a rehabilitation hospital. One physician from Saudi Arabia spent one full year. Other persons from around the country have spent as long as a year and as short as a few weeks.

1984-1997 Consultation to the Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, MA for the development of a 25-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Management and consulting to the Burbank Hospital for the regulatory application for a Certificate of Need, financial planning, opening, and management. The unit is named the Burbank-Spaulding Rehabilitation Unit at the Burbank Hospital and is part of the HealthAlliance System in Leominster. The inpatient and outpatient programs have been very successful. The management contract continues.

1984-1985 Served as a consultant to St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford, MA to prepare a Determination of Need for a rehabilitation hospital.

1985-1985 Engaged by Optimed Medical Systems to develop guidelines for treatment of high frequency outpatient rehabilitation diagnoses.

1986-1994 Consultation to the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Consortium of the Cape and Islands for analysis of the Barnstable County Hospital operation and a study to determine the feasibility of renovating the hospital. The consultation led to the Spaulding-MGH initiative to build the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands. Spaulding led the development, financing, and operational planning for the new hospital. After many years of regulatory applications, design, construction, and feasibility studies, the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands opened in 1995 and has been very successful. It now owns or manages two outpatient centers in addition to outpatient services on its campus.

1989-1990 Consultation to Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, NY, for the development of a Cardiac Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.

1990-1998 Distantly supervised various trips and communications to South Korea. Encouraged physicians to visit South Korea on consultations and lectures. In turn encouraged the visitation for one year by several MD-Ph.D’s interested in rehabilitation.

1991-1993 Consultation to the Levi Rehabilitation Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

1992-1993 Consultation by Dr. Paul Corcoran in association with Spaulding and Harvard International for the evaluation of the King Fahad Medical Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

1992-1997 Consultation to Cape Cod Hospital for consultation and management of its Outpatient Rehabilitation Program. The consultation-management led to the relocation of the Outpatient Program to a freestanding building in Hyannis. The program more than doubled in size very rapidly and has since moved to another site that is integrated with physician specialist practices.

1992-1998 Consultation to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital for the joint establishment of the Spaulding & Newton-Wellesley Hospital outpatient and inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Wellesley, MA. The large outpatient program is now wholly owned by Spaulding but operated in conjunction with Newton-Wellesley and Tufts University School of Medicine.

1993-1994 Consultation to the University of California at San Francisco in depth for their evaluation of an Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Program on the campus.

1995-1997 Major consultation to the Al Waha Rehabilitation Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for initial planning, development, and construction. New 160 bed rehabilitation hospital was planned and opened in 2000.

1996-1998 Consultation in the design and operational planning for a 20-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. Spaulding now serves as manager for this successful new unit.

1997-1998 Investigatory travel to Riyadh, Dhahran, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Dr. Zohair A. Sebai for evaluation of post-acute care in Saudi Arabia and the possible development of clinical and training programs. Trip made by Dr. Manuel J. Lipson and Dr. Paul Corcoran.

1997-2000 Multiple consultations to the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz City for Humanitarian Services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in conjunction with WorldCare of Boston, Partners International, the MGH, and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Preliminary consultation to this $400M project for creation of an acute hospital, rehabilitation hospital, subacute SNF, and outpatient center in the suburbs of Riyadh. Later consultation to design Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy centers.

1998-1999 Consultation to Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine for the investigation of a rehabilitation unit at the hospital and a possible Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical School.

1994-current Consultation to Norfolk County Superior Court to act as a member of Tribunals in malpractice claims.

2000- Consultation to Essex County Superior Court as a member of Tribunals for malpractice claims.

1998-1999 Consultation to the MD Anderson Hospital and its Rehabilitation Oncology Program for hospital and physician clinical care, efficiency, and financial soundness. Special emphasis on the rehabilitation unit and its physicians. Houston, Texas.

1999-2001 Consultant and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of Recovery Care. Start-up Health-Internet Program for Rehabilitation initially sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Company., 268 Summer St., South Boston, MA 02210

1998-1999 Consultation to TENET and Saint Vincent Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Department of Post-Acute Care, Worcester, Massachusetts.

1999-2001 Consultant to, 99 Haydon Ave., Lexington, MA 02421, A New Company to allow radiologists, cardiologists to read CT's, MRI's, EKG's and other images which can be digitized by comparing patient image to digital database of large number of previously studied examinations and images through the use of the Internet from the physician to the database and back.

1999-2000 Consultant Symtrac, psychology internet company, Boston, MA.

1999-current Consultant, Via Cell, 131 Claredon St., Boston, MA 02116. Dr. Finklestein, Vice President of Cerebral Recovery Program.

1999-2000 Consultant, Corporate University Summit Co. Elkton, Maryland, 21921.

1999-2000 Consultant in depth to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. 160 Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Kim, Medical Director. Strategic and operational planning.

1998-1999 Consultant, Kent County Hospital and State University of New York, Brooklyn Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

1999-current Consultant to Rehab in Review, Dr. David Burke, Editor, Boston, MA.

2001 Consultant and Interim Chief Medical Officer, Jewish Memorial Hospital, Boston, MA. 120 Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

2002 Consultant U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2009-current Consultant to American Medical Arts Co, a medical arts development company in Massachusetts

2009-current Consultant to Rhode Island Medical Arts LLC, a development company to build a rehabilitation hospital, medical office building, and research laboratories in Providence Rhode Island.


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