Mitch Fillhaber, MS
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Managed Care
Mitchell Fillhaber, MS, is the senior vice president of corporate development and managed care at Shepherd Center. In this role, Mitch works to create and sustain core partnerships for the hospital. He also contributes to efforts to increase patient referrals, improve payor reimbursement and enhance the hospital’s continuum of care for patients.
Having received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University, master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Southern Illinois University and completion of his NIMH Fellowship in a Chicago public mental health hospital, Mitch began his career in community mental health, hospital-based pain management and worked as the branch marketing manager for a national rehabilitation company providing case management and job development services to the worker’s compensation industry.
Mitch then transitioned to senior-management level marketing positions for several highly regarded Ohio multi-hospital systems, TriHealth and Premier, before moving on to his current position at Shepherd Center in 1994. Mitch is a three-time honoree of the Georgia Hospital Association Managed Care Division’s “Most Valuable Member” award and presided over the organization as the first president in 1997.
Mitch has been married to his wife Joyce for 39 years and has two sons, Mark and Adam, who have launched their own careers in healthcare, and marketing automation and e-commerce.