Jake Socha


After graduating from Springfield College in Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in 1989, Jake began his career at RehabWest in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. His 38 years of experience led him to Ernest Health in 2018.

As President and CEO of Ernest Health, his primary roles include developing, implementing, and evaluating the organization’s strategic plan; ensuring compliance with healthcare, financial, and staffing laws, and regulations; facilitating communication among stakeholders; and supporting field operations through the executive, senior operations, and regional team members while upholding the guiding principles and core values of Ernest Health.

“We will never be satisfied with just being average for our patients and staff. We need to continue to strive to be world-class in every aspect of our jobs.”

Jake, a golf enthusiast, lives with his wife Maureen, in Ludlow, Mass. They enjoy spending time with friends, their two daughters, and three grandsons.

Top 10%

Recognized in the Nation’s Top 10%

Ernest Health’s rehabilitation hospitals have been ranked by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education. It ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely.

Through UDSMR, our hospitals collaborate with our peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.

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