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Southwest General Acquires Physical Therapy Practice, Expands Access for Patients

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Caroline Fienga

Public Relations Specialist

216-299-7727 (cell)

Middleburg Heights, OH (Tuesday, June 29, 2021) – Southwest General is excited to announce the expansion of its therapy services department with the acquisition of Rehab Professionals of Cleveland, Inc.

Effective July 1, 2021, Rehab Professionals of Cleveland will become:

  • Southwest General Therapy – North Olmsted
  • Southwest General Therapy – Broadview Heights
  • Southwest General Therapy – Lakewood

Acquisition of the facilities extends Southwest General’s strong presence in and around the west and southwest region of Greater Cleveland by expanding patient access to therapy services closer to home.

Since 1994, Rehab Professionals of Cleveland—under the ownership of Edward Aubé, DPT, Maria Nolan, PT, and Anthony DiFilippo, DPT—has provided high-quality, physical therapy care for patients in North Olmsted, Broadview Heights and Lakewood. This tradition of providing outstanding therapy services will continue under Southwest General.

“Southwest General’s acquisition of Rehab Professionals of Cleveland, Inc., brings together two, high-quality, patient-focused organizations,” said Albert Matyas, FACHE, vice president, Ambulatory Operations & Business Development, Southwest General.

“The team of dedicated professionals from Rehab Professionals of Cleveland will join Southwest General’s current therapy services team of more than 175 clinical and support staff, creating the largest and most diversified therapy program on the southwest side of greater Cleveland. We look forward to welcoming them to the Southwest General family and to continuing our commitment to delivering a great patient experience and attaining quality outcomes for consumers of therapy services,” said Matyas.

Current or new patients at any of Southwest General’s therapy services locations can expect:

  • Access to an outstanding team of experienced physical therapy staff
  • High-quality physical therapy and rehabilitation services
  • Convenient location and hours
  • Friendly and accessible front office staff
  • Ease of scheduling appointments

To learn more, or to schedule an interview, contact Caroline Fienga, interactive media & public relations specialist, Southwest General, at 216-299-7727 (cell) or

About Southwest General

Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 352-bed acute care facility located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit or find Southwest General on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.