Leadership & Staff

Richard Kruczek

Richard Kruczek

Chief Executive Officer

Richard brings more than 14 years of healthcare management expertise to HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. A Luzerne County native, Richard graduated from Marywood University with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and a minor in sociology. He also received a master’s degree in public administration from Marywood University with a specialization in healthcare management.
Dr Patti Brown

Patti Brown, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Brown brings more than 25 years of medical expertise to HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been on the medical staff of HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital since 1992 and was appointed medical director in 1995. A Berks County native, she graduated from Jefferson Medical School in 1986, completed her internship at Crozier Chester Medical Center in 1987, and went on to complete her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Patti Brown, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located the hospital.

Jill Cobb

Jill J. Cobb, BSN, RN, CCM

Director of Case Management

Jill brings more than 23 years of clinical expertise and 10 years of case management expertise to HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. Her experience ranges from acute care, home care, stroke/neurology, oncology, legal and insurance/worker’s compensation. Jill graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She obtained her certification in case management in 2009.
Kim Kearney

Kimberly Kearney

Director of Therapy Operations

Kim brings more than 25 years of clinical expertise to HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. A New Jersey native, Kim relocated to Berks County in 1985. She received her bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in speech/language pathology from Bloomsburg University. Kim was appointed to the HealthSouth Therapy Leadership Board as the regional director of therapy operations.
Maggie Montgomery

Margaret Montgomery

Chief Nursing Officer

Maggie brings more than 25 years of clinical expertise to HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. A native of Illinois, she graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing where she received her diploma in nursing. Maggie received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kutztown University and is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®).
Jason Pulaski

Jason Pulaski

Controller

Jason brings more than 10 years of healthcare expertise to HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. Having served as HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital’s controller for more than four years, Jason is also responsible for oversight of HealthSouth Reading Rehab at Home. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.
Ted Werner

Ted Werner

Human Resources Director

Ted brings more than 15 years of human resources experience including seven year of hospital human resources management. Ted graduated from DeSales University with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management. Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ted lives there with his wife and two daughters.