Hackensack, NJ, June 3, 2019 – Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy (“EXCEL”), New Jersey’s premier provider of comprehensive orthopedic physical therapy since 1990, is pleased to announce that George Merhi has joined the organization as its Chief Financial Officer. Merhi is a seasoned financial executive who will provide leadership and guidance to the finance and accounting team while overseeing all aspects of finance, accounting, cash and asset management.

“As EXCEL continues to expand its reach, George will play an integral role in executing and supporting our growth strategy,” says Gary Flink, EXCEL’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a proven leader in the outpatient physical therapy space, we are confident that he will provide sound financial guidance as we continue to bring our unparalleled level of care to patients in need.”

For more than 25 years, Merhi has held finance leadership positions in both public and private corporations with revenues ranging from $5 million to $500 million. His experience spans a variety of industries with proven success in building, strengthening, and leading the corporate finance function for companies in various start-up, stable, and growth situations.

A graduate of Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business, Merhi has held several key executive positions in the industries of healthcare, retail and franchise finance, and contract food and beverage. He most recently served as chief financial officer for a company providing patient care in the behavioral health industry. Prior to that, as chief financial officer for a company providing outpatient physical therapy, he helped execute the company’s growth strategy from five to 50 outpatient facilities across the Northeast and Midwest.

“I’m excited to be working in the outpatient physical therapy space once again and looking forward to helping EXCEL navigate its next stage of growth,” said Merhi.

Merhi will be working closely with EXCEL’s leadership team and board of directors to support the company’s financial due diligence and ongoing growth strategy.

EXCEL recently opened an office in Livingston, NJ—its first in Essex County and fifteenth overall.


EXCEL Orthopedic Physical Therapy specializes in the provision of comprehensive physical therapy to individuals following joint replacement, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as spine surgeries. In addition to post-surgical therapy, we pride ourselves in the treatment of patients with non-surgical orthopedic, sports, and spinal-related injuries.

We strive to offer an exemplary model of patient care in a professional and caring environment. Our skilled staff of highly trained physical therapists have extensive experience in treating advanced orthopedic injuries, and are referred by many of the area’s and nation’s top physicians.

We have treated many members of the New Jersey Devils and New York Giants and are the Official Physical Therapy Provider for the NCAA Division 1 sports program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. At EXCEL we bring the same level of expertise, experience and care to all of our patients, ranging from school-aged children to seniors to high-level athletes.

Our foundation for success has been built upon providing exceptional quality care, while maintaining an unsurpassed level of professional standards and customer/patient service.


Gabrielle Scott