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We know that choosing where to receive care after a life-changing illness or injury is an important decision for you and your loved ones. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Albuquerque, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque for your rehabilitation, you receive compassionate care from an expert team of physical, occupational and speech therapists; physicians; nurses; dietitians; pharmacists; and case managers who work together to create a plan to help you meet your unique goals.
At our hospital you will receive:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, our expert clinicians combine the latest technologies, real-world simulations and advanced therapies into a treatment plan that helps you achieve what’s important to you. Our specialties include but are not limited to:
Student observation hours
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spinal cord.
Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years in healthcare consisting of both clinical and operational roles, LaDessa brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque. LaDessa has served in a variety of leadership roles including associate administrator, and director of therapy operations consisting of inpatient operations and outpatient areas. Prior to joining our Albuquerque team, LaDessa served as CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson. LaDessa has a clinical background in occupational therapy. She has a doctorate degree in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals, a master’s degree in business administration and healthcare management from Western Governors University, and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Director of Pharmacy
With over more than 30 years as a registered pharmacist, Ed has held various staff and leadership positions throughout the Albuquerque area. Most recently, prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, he served as the director of pharmacy at UNM Sandoval Medical Center. Ed received his doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of New Mexico School of Pharmacy.
Janice, a native New Mexican, is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of nursing experience, including 20 years as a nurse leader. Janice graduated from the New Mexico State University and the University of Phoenix with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, she served as a manager of quality/risk/infection control at the University of New Mexico and Sandoval Regional Medical Center.
Director of Human Resources
Kristen brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque. Prior to joining Encompass Health Hospital, Kristen was an interim HR Director/HR Generalist for Lovelace Health System. A native New Mexican, Kristen earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in human resources from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.
Director of Facilities Management
Tony, a native New Mexican and U.S. Air Force retiree, brings more than 20 years of experience working in healthcare facilities and plant operations. Tony is a licensed high pressure boiler operator in the state of New Mexico. He is also a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association.
Business Development Director
Devin returned to her role with Encompass Health in 2023. She has more than 15 years of healthcare experience holding positions with pharmaceutical sales, payors, acute care delivery and acute rehabilitation. Prior to returning she served as regional manager of sales and business development with Ardent Health Services, overseeing business development for the New Mexico and Texas markets. Devin is a New Mexico native and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Michelle, a native New Mexican, graduated from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Business, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She is a certified public accountant and has a background in public accounting. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, she worked at UNM Hospitals as a director of finance. Michelle is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Director of Case Management
Maureen brings 10 years of experience as a registered nurse and more than five years of leadership to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque. Prior to joining Encompass, she was the manager of utilization review at Presbyterian Health plan. She holds a master’s degree in nursing through Western Governors University and is completing a master's degree in business administration in healthcare management through WGU as well.