Hello everyone, My name is Thomas Fuller, and I am the new Vice President of Finance for Mid South Rehab Services, Inc.
My first day with Mid South was October 29, 2018 and what an exciting 5 months it has been! I started in the midst of a very busy time with Mid South as we were taking on 9 facilities in Arkansas, preparing the 2019 budgets, and traveling to existing partnerships. I have had the opportunity to meet many of you during these facility visits, and I am extremely excited to continue to meet many more of you in the coming months. I first wanted to start off by telling you a little bit more about myself. I grew up in Madison, MS (just a few miles from our corporate office at the ESC) and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Mississippi State University. I started my career as an auditor for a public accounting firm in Jackson, MS, and ultimately ended up specializing in healthcare. After my life as an auditor, I served in several different roles in several different hospitals with my last role as Assistant CFO at Merit Health River Oaks and Merit Health Woman’s Hospital in Flowood, MS. My wife and I live in Ridgeland, MS. We just welcomed our little girl into the world on February 7th, and we could not be happier! In my spare time I enjoy fishing, hunting, cycling, and mountain bike riding, but I don’t think I will have as much time for those this year!
As of December 2018, revenue has grown over the prior year by 14% largely due to our expansion into the Arkansas market, but also due to increasing therapy visits in existing facilities. As the new VP of Finance, I look forward to helping us continue to grow our revenue by adding new facilities, but also to help control costs in order to keep us competitive in this industry. I will be working with your RCD’s and DOR’s to come up with new ways to help manage our costs, and I need your help in monitoring your productivity. If you have any ideas of cost control opportunities you see in your facility, please let your DOR, RCD, or myself know. We all play a role in the success of our organization. We have many new challenges ahead of us in 2019, but with everyone’s help, I know we can continue to grow this business. I look forward to working with everyone, and I am proud to be part of the Mid South family!
Vice President of Finance