Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Features

January 31, 2013

21st Century Rehab to take over PT services

Knoxville —  

Steve and Michelle Cassabaum, founders of 21st Century Rehab, met with Knoxville Hospital and Clinics CEO Kevin Kincaid earlier this week. The company will take over Physical Therapy services at the hospital before April 1, and may be as soon as March 1. 

The Cassabaums started the company in 1995 in Nevada. KHC will be the sixth hospital the company serves. Kincaid knew the couple and thought they could work well together. 

Steve Cassabaum was inspired to go into the Physical Therapy field after sustaining an injury in high school. The best results he had in his recovery were attributed to the therapy he received. This therapy allowed him to play football for two more years. He earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. 

Michelle is the Chief Financial Officer of the company. She attended Iowa State University to earn her business degree and received her pharmacy school training at the University of Iowa. She holds a Master's in healthcare administration. 

The Cassabaums have been married for 22 years. They have three teenage daughters. Attending their daughters' school and other functions is what the couple likes to do for fun. They live in Nevada, which they say is similar to Knoxville. 

The couple say the company started out as a “mom and pop” organization. Their passion for providing health care to rural Iowans is still strong. 

Dr. Susan Woodle will be the primary contact for 21st Century Rehab at KHC. Steve intends to be in Knoxville at least a couple of days each week. Others hired for the Physical Therapy work are Sara Boyce and Brooke Shelquist. Steve has a business partner, Matt DeWaal of Indianola, who will also occasionally come to Knoxville to help patients. 

Employees of 21st Century Rehab intend to establish relationships with their patients, as has been the tradition at KHC. They intend to continue to offer support to local sports teams and would like to host clinics and trainings for students to teach them how to avoid injury. 

Kincaid expects the transition to this new company to be seamless. Costs to patients for Physical Therapy services are not expected to change.

 

1
Text Only
Features
  • Erik Therme.jpg Iowa Author Creates a mysterious read

    Erik Therme self-published his first book, Mortom in February 2014.  He initially started the book more than 20 years ago.  Recently, Erik shared his adventures in self-publishing his first novel that underwent more than three major revisions.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • large group.jpg Video: Celebrate packages 30,000 Meals from the Heartland

    Over 340 volunteers worked together Sunday morning to package 30,000 Meals from the Heartland at Celebrate Community Church. 

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow 5 Videos

  • pre event setup.jpg Slideshow: Celebrate Church packages Meals from the Heartland Scenes from Celebrate Community Church's packaging of Meals from the Heartland on Sunday, March 23, 2014

    March 23, 2014

  • little firsherman on the rocks.jpg Spring arrives in Marion County in style

    The first day of spring, March 20, truly had the appropriate weather. Sunshine and a nice temperature sent many people into the outdoor of splendor of Lake Red Rock. 

    March 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • Wesley & Jessica.jpg One special prom date

    Prom night has long been a rite of passage for American high school students. Knoxville High School Prom 2014 will include one couple that no one ever expected to have the ability to take part. 

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dixie Gebhardt Plans underway for Iowa State Flag Day

    Details are still being finalized, but the Birthplace of the Iowa State Flag will celebrate the flag's special day on March 29. 

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • West jump rope pic.jpg West Elementary raises $4,800 for American Heart Association

    Students in grades KinderPrep through First at West Elementary have jumped their way to raising $4,800 for the American Heart Association. 

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • TC FFA 2.jpg TC FFA receives financial gift

    Rhonda Van Rheenen won a contest sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. As a result, the Twin Cedars FFA received a check for $2,500. 

    February 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • eye exam.jpg Video: Knoxville VA offers telemed services

    Medical services offered by the VA Central Iowa Health Care System have expanded to include the use of telemedicine. Benefits include home access to medical services and less time on the road for veterans to meet with care providers. 

    February 27, 2014 3 Photos 2 Videos

  • B&B3.jpg Cast, crew preparing for "Beauty and the Beast"

    Work continued behind the scenes of the Knoxville High School musical production of "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday. Cast, crew, parents and supports alike have all come together to prepare for the first high school production inside the Knoxville Performing Arts Center. 

    February 22, 2014 7 Photos

Features
AP Video
Suspect Dead, Marshals and Cop Wounded in NYC Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Arts, Humanities Awards Handed Out at WH Former Va. Governor's Corruption Trial Begins Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video $15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Maine Police Investigate Deaths of Family of 5 UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Obama Asks Central American Leaders for Help
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

Yes
No
     View Results