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Welcome to Encompass Health Alexandria

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 Alexandria, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Alexandria, 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 Alexandria 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:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

47 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Pet friendly

Tours available

Support groups

Semi private rooms

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We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.

Amputee Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.

Leadership and Staff

Joanna Williams
Joanna Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Joanna has been the chief nursing officer since June 2015.

Joanna has been the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since June 2015, overseeing nursing, respiratory therapy, wound care, infection control, and dietary services. Prior to Encompass Health, she was the director of critical care services and served in other leadership roles in the critical care service line for 22 years. She obtained an associate's degree in nursing from Louisiana State University of Alexandria, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Northwestern State University, and a Master of Science in nursing and healthcare management from Loyola State University of New Orleans, La..

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Vasudeva Dhulipala
Vasudeva Dhulipala, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since 1994.

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since 1994. Prior to coming to Encompass Health, Dr. Dhulipala served as a staff physiatrist at the V. A. Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama; the associate medical director for South Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital in Baton Rouge; and the medical director for Franklin Foundation Hospital. He began his medical education at Kurnool Medical College in India. He completed his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Dr. Dhulipala has been certified since 1990 by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Dhulipala is an independent private practice physician.

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Vickie Bordelon
Vicki Bordelon, OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to Encompass Health Alexandria where she has been employed since 1996.

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria where she has been employed since 1996. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1989. Vicki also serves on the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association Board.

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David Evans
DAVID EVANS, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Director

David has been the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since January 2023.

David has been the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since January 2023. Prior to Encompass Health, he completed a pharmacy residency and then worked as a clinical pharmacist at an acute care hospital for three years. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in May 2018. David has published an article in the Southern Medical Journal on transitions of care.

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Brittany Faul
BRITTANY PARKS

Director of Case Management

Brittany has been the director of case management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since January 2021.

Brittany has been the director of case management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since January 2021. Prior to assuming the director role, she was a case manager for Encompass Health for five years. Her prior nursing experience includes emergency room, labor and delivery and community care nursing. She obtained her associate degree in nursing from Louisiana State University at Eunice in 2012, is board certified in case management, and is currently enrolled in a BSN program with projected completion date of April 2022. She values teamwork and is a dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives compassionate, holistic, patient-centered maximizing patient outcomes and facilitating a safe transition home.

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Ashley Pham
ASHLEY PHAM

Director of Quality & Risk

Ashley has been the director of quality & risk at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since August 2023.

Ashley has been the director of quality & risk at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since August 2023. Prior to this role, she was the quality/risk coordinator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas. She brings more than one year of experience in quality/risk, two years in business operations and six years in healthcare operations. Ashley obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Texas, and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare administration from Texas A&M University.

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Lennisha Webster
LENNISHA WEBSTER

Human Resources Director

Lennisha brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience and 15 years of human resources expertise to Encompass Health Alexandria. 

Lennisha brings a combination of more than 25 years of healthcare experience and 15 years of human resources expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria. An Alexandria native, she completed her associate's degree and bachelor's degree with a concentration in human resources management from the University of Phoenix. Lennisha is a member of Central Louisiana Society for Human Resources Management (CLSHRM) and holds a certificate in Leadership Development Central Louisiana from Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

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Clint Whitcher
CLINT WHITCHER, RN, BSN, MBA, CNO

Chief Nursing Officer

Clint is the chief nursing officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria.

Clint is the chief nursing officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria. Prior to Encompass Health, he was the manager of a medical/COVID intensive care unit. Clint served in other hospital leadership roles, such as being a member of the diversity equity and inclusion council, emergency preparedness, ethics, stroke and CPR committees. He brings nine years of professional healthcare experience. Clint obtained a bachelor's degree in biology from Louisiana Tech University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare administration from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

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