Laurie Schadegg Thomas
Chief Operations Officer
Laurie is responsible for supporting Consonus Rehab and Pharmacy operations, as well as oversight of sales and marketing functions. A proven leader with a reputation for translating vision into action, she’s remained passionate about the geriatric population and helping seniors live full and vibrant lives.
For Laurie Schadegg Thomas, the arc of a 30-year career in the health care profession began on a Nebraska farm with lessons she learned from her father, who taught her the value of hard work and importance of doing the right thing whether someone is watching or not. That enduring set of values has guided her first as a physical therapist, then in senior leadership roles at several large, publicly-traded companies, and now at Consonus Healthcare.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Laurie is responsible for supporting Consonus Rehab and Pharmacy operations, as well as oversight of sales and marketing functions. “I’m excited about supporting a culture-based operation that never sacrifices integrity,” she says. “The vision we have for Consonus is exciting and I’m honored to be part of this team.”
Prior to joining Consonus as Vice-President of Strategic Development, Laurie applied her strong leadership skills and strategic thinking in both hospital and post-acute care settings, including at RehabCare, Hallmark Rehabilitation and Genesis Healthcare. Whether providing direct patient therapy, guiding teams through cultural change or leading organizations through operational turnarounds, she’s remained passionate about the geriatric population and helping seniors live full and vibrant lives.
Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska, where she played volleyball, and learned valuable lessons about the importance of teamwork in success. Outside of work, she loves photography, traveling and visiting her daughter’s growing family in Austin. She is also an avid football fan and accomplished poker player.
Laurie serves on the board of the Vital Life Foundation, and also supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and Women Helping Women.
Driving Success with Alternative Payment Models
- IHCA Annual Conference, November 2017
- MatrixCare Summit, September 2017
- LeadingAge WA Annual Conference, June 2017
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Consonus Healthcare Appoints Laurie Schadegg Thomas to Chief Operating Officer
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