Full Name

Thomas Buckingham

Professional Title

Executive Vice President

Organizational Name

Select Medical

Organization Website


Thomas Buckingham, MBA, is a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Guiding Committee. He serves as President of Allevant Solutions. He also serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy for Select Medical’s 110 long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals and for its nine rehabilitation hospitals, including Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey, which is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top two medical rehabilitation hospitals. In his leadership role, Mr. Buckingham is responsible for hospital strategy, the quality department, and government relations. He is also charged with the planning and implementation of Select Medical’s proposed elements of health care reform, including Accountable Care Organizations, post-acute care bundling proposals, and the patient experience initiative. Mr. Buckingham joined Select Medical in 1998 as Chief Executive Officer of Select Specialty Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and went on to hold positions of increasing leadership responsibility, leading to his appointment as President of Select Medical’s LTAC hospital division. In the president’s role, he was responsible for the division’s overall clinical, operational, and financial performance. As an executive with extensive health care experience in the for-profit, non-profit, and faith-based sectors, Tom serves on the board of directors for the Acute Long-Term Hospital Association in Washington, DC, as well as NaviHealth in Brentwood, Tennessee. Mr. Buckingham holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an MBA from Oakland University in Detroit.