MEET CHESTER CROUCH, FOUNDER & CEO
The Nobis story begins with Founder and CEO, Chester Crouch, an industry leader with a proven track record of successfully building, acquiring and operating inpatient rehabilitation hospitals for the past 20 years.
Given the numerous advances in medical technology continuing to expand life expectancy and the increasing number of aging baby-boomers in need of rehabilitation, Chester foresaw an enormous need for additional inpatient rehabilitation services and beds to meet these challenges.
Beginning in 2018, Chester surveyed the healthcare dynamics, market by market across the country, performing bed need analysis and meeting with various experts in healthcare real estate and development.
The experts agreed that the need was clearly indicated. The goal of building and streamlining efficient rehabilitation hospitals to meet that need became the vision of Chester’s newly established company, Nobis Rehabilitation Partners.
To achieve his vision, Chester partnered with investors and developers to begin the process of developing and building state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the communities where the need was deemed greatest.
By the end of 2019, Chester had hired his initial team of five professionals who shared his vision. It didn’t take long for the team to quickly determine that the number of new hospitals would soon expand beyond the initial projections.
Today, Nobis Rehabilitation Partners continues to assess the critical need for quality rehabilitation hospitals and programs, and work with their partners and investors to meet that need.
Dedicated to caring for patients who have experienced life changing disease and/or injury, Nobis Rehab will operate hospitals who will employ exceptional caregivers and therapists to return these patients to the highest quality of life and independence.
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Daniel B. Walter
Daniel B. Walter is the founder and Senior Principal of Walter Consulting. Dan's professional background includes over twenty-five years experience in strategic planning for health care providers in both the hospital and consulting setting. Dan is a nationally recognized leader in the field of post-acute care, and brings to both acute care and post-acute clients extensive knowledge in the strategic, operational, and financial components of either side of this continuum.
Prior to founding Walter Consulting in 2009, Dan was the National Post-acute Practice Manager for Noblis, a multi-industry not-for-profit consulting firm, as well as a Partner with Gill/Balsano Consulting, a national consulting firm with a specialty focus of post-acute care.
Dan has published widely in health care journals, is active in several professional associations and has been a featured speaker on multiple topics related to post-acute care, including emerging trends for the industry. Dan holds a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison..
David brings over 40 years of retail management, business ownership, and acquisition experience to the board. For 28 years he held several positions in the retail propane gas industry including Cofounder, CEO, President, and Head of Acquisitions for Independent Propane Company. Over ten years this start up company grew to $75 million in revenue through 60 plus acquisitions across seven states before selling to Inergy L.P.
Since leaving the propane gas industry David has acquired and operates several automotive maintenance and repair businesses in Central Oklahoma. These businesses currently realize annual revenues of $3.25 million.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He also served as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Propane Gas Association.