Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Names Scott Edelman as Executive Director

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Board of Trustees has named Scott A. Edelman, CPA, MBA, CFE, as Executive Director. Edelman has been with Burke Rehabilitation, a leading provider of physical and medical rehabilitation, research, and graduate medical education, for more than 25 years. He most recently served as Burke’s Interim Executive Director and was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 


“Scott has proven himself as a visionary leader, extending Burke Rehabilitation’s highly regarded patient-centered approach,” said Burke’s Board Chair Richard Celiberti. “I truly appreciate his commitment to high quality and equitable care as well as his business acumen. The Board has full confidence in Scott’s ability to propel Burke into its next phase of growth, ensuring the organization remains the gold standard of rehabilitation medicine.”


 During Scott Edelman’s tenure as Interim Executive Director, Burke was named a Top Rehabilitation Hospital by US News & World Report in its 2023-24 rankings. Burke was also recognized as having the lowest rate of readmission in the country for a rehabilitation hospital. It was named a Best Places to Work by 914INC. and Burke experienced exponential growth in its renowned Graduate Medical Education Program. Recently, it became the only free-standing rehabilitation hospital in New York State to offer on-site hemodialysis. 


Edelman commented, “Guided by our mission to provide the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation services, I am deeply honored to lead Burke’s stellar workforce as we continue to improve the lives of those we so proudly serve.” He added, “We recently launched a five-year strategic plan designed to position Burke as a nationally recognized leader with an earned reputation for high-quality, individualized, and integrated care. I am confident that we will succeed in this endeavor.” 


A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, (FHFMA), Edelman serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program in the SUNY educational system and Long Island University Hudson. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Association (WCA) and is a board member of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association. Scott received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and finance from Iona University. He is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.