Dr. Paul Scalise
Dr. Paul Scalise,
Senior VP of Medical Affairs,
Hospital for Special Care

Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (August 31, 2010) – Hospital for Special Care (HSC) has appointed Paul Scalise, M.D., F.C.C.P., to the position of Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the hospital.

Dr. Scalise has been with HSC since 1993, most recently serving as Chief of Medicine, a position he has held since 2008. In addition, he has been Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at the hospital since 1997. Scalise will remain in his current capacity as Chief of Medicine, including his roles as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine and Medical Director of the HSC Hartford Satellite. Scalise will also continue to conduct research in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In his new post, Scalise will now oversee Quality and Patient Safety.

“Dr. Scalise is a tremendous asset to both the hospital and the community as a whole,” said Dr. John Votto, HSC President and CEO. “He has been instrumental in developing several nationally leading programs for the hospital, and his commitment to the profession continues to help us provide the best acute-care to our patients. Dr. Scalise has helped position the hospital as a leader in the healthcare industry, and I am confident he will continue to in his expanded role.”

Scalise developed the weaning unit for HSC within the Saint Francis Hospital, an HSC satellite, and continues to be its Medical Director. He also maintained his teaching skills by attending and teaching fellows and residents at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine and became an Associate Professor of Medicine at UConn in 2008.

Scalise currently resides in West Hartford with his wife, Cathy, and their five children.

About Hospital for Special Care:

As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, New Britain, Conn.-based Hospital for Special Care is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired-brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular care and spinal cord injury. Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis.

Please visit www.hfsc.org for more information.