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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Braintree and serving the Boston area, we are a leading provider of rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex orthopedic and neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease. We also have a inpatient rehabilitation location in Framingham.

Using clinical collaboration and advanced technologies, we provide a personalized care plan designed to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.

Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dietitians and more, combined with our advanced technology and expertise, to help you achieve your goals. You will receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week while under the constant care of registered nurses, many of whom specialize in rehabilitation, and frequent independent private practice physician* visits.

Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies, as needed.

*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Careers

Superior amenities at our hospitals

187 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Student observation hours

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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.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

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The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

L0 - Day room
  • Multiple tables and chairs to patients and visitors to sit together.
  • Table with computer and printers for patient use.
  • Books available to borrow and read with television and chairs to watch TV
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  • Large open area for therapy equipment.
  • Various therapy technologies throughout room for use during physical and occupational therapy.
  • Small shelving unit with fake groceries for patients to practice shopping after discharge.
  • Multiple tables throughout room to assist in therapy.
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L2 - Courtyard
  • Outdoor area with multiple tables with umbrellas to rest and relax.
  • Gazebo with multiple benches throughout for sitting .
  • Mailboxes and walking area for patients and visitors.
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L3 - Cafeteria
  • Cafeteria area with salad bar, buffet, microwave, and popcorn machine.
  • Tables and chairs throughout for eating meals.
  • Vending machine for drinks and snacks.
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  • Two beds in patient room with , sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes available for clothing and personal effects.
  • Two nightstands and window with view.
  • Activities of daily living suite is recreated bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Bedroom area has bed and couch for sitting.
  • Kitchen has includes standard kitchen appliances and table and chairs.
  • Bathroom has shower, sink, and toilet.

Hospital happenings

Jocelyn is teaching Barbara how to get in and out of a car with our “rehabilitation car” so she will be safe when it’s time for her to go home. Barbara was with us three years ago after she had a stroke. With intensive rehabilitation, she made a great recovery. After a recent surgery, she requested to come back to our hospital, saying it was the only place she would consider going for rehabilitation. She is making great strides!

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Barbara

Hospital happenings

"This is my first clinical here. I'm a Northeastern physical therapy student. I really liked it off the bat—not just my own clinical instructor, but all other therapists and nurses have made me feel welcome and take teaching moments. They are not afraid to challenge but also do not put me in situations I'm not prepared for. Being a student during the pandemic, I was very nervous in the moment. But looking back on it, this is the type of experience that I should really be thankful for as it makes you appreciate how hard it could be and keeps you on your toes." - Julia, physical therapy student

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October is PT month and we're so proud of the hard work our physical therapists do every day. Here, Sami is working with her patient, Debra. As a new amputee, getting into your home with stairs can be extremely challenging. Watch Sami teach Debra a clever and safe way to navigate stairs with assistance.

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Respiratory Therapist Joline Morse is using the CoughAssist with a patient, Jordan Russell. The CoughAssist is a non-invasive alternative to deep suctioning for patients with poor cough strength like Jordan, who is recovering from a spinal cord injury.

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Sami, physical therapist and clinical instructor is working with her student, Julia with their patient Debra on her strength and balance. "Having a student now is not much different than before the pandemic however the pandemic has allowed us to teach students how to don proper PPE and react in a crisis in addition to therapy techniques." - Sami

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Every year as a part of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, Encompass Health Braintree has held a Patient Recognition Celebration. Our staff members nominate patients who were particularly inspiring for their courage, motivation and strength. We normally honor these patients and their family members with a dinner event where inspiring stories are celebrated.

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Hospital happenings

Our 3 South Unit was honored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a citation presented by Representative Mark Cusack of Braintree, for their hard work and outstanding dedication to their patients during the height of the pandemic in the spring. Here are a just a few members of the nursing staff we are so proud of. Thanks to all of 3 South!

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Last week we celebrated National Rehabilitation Awareness Week! We had many events at the hospital, including SPIRIT week, where the different units and departments dressed according to certain themes. Here are some highlights School Pride, Tye Die and Color Wars Days.

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Congratulations Samantha Ayers, BSN, RN, who was recently honored with the DAISY Award for nursing! The DAISY Award is a nationally recognized honor that celebrates the extraordinary compassion nurses provide patients and their families every day. We're proud to have you as a part of the Encompass Health Braintree team.

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Samantha Ayers

Hospital happenings

Our therapy team works to incorporate our patients' passions into their therapy. After she had a stroke, professional baker Deborah Sheward came to our hospital to overcome right side weakness and balance issues. After working hard with her occupational therapist, Bailey, on her fine motor skills, she was able to beautifully decorate a cake during her therapy session.

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Deborah Sheward

Leadership and staff

Randy Doherty
Randy Doherty, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

Randy has held the positions of controller, vice president of finance, chief financial officer and was promoted to his current position of chief executive officer in July 2000.

Since joining Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, in 1993, Randy has held the positions of controller, vice president of finance, chief financial officer and was promoted to his current position of chief executive officer in July 2000. He is a graduate of Northeastern University majoring in business administration.

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Arthur Williams
Arthur Williams, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Williams has served as the medical director since 2009.

Dr. Williams has been at Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, since 1998 and has served as the medical director since 2009. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Notre Dame and his medical doctorate was achieved from Rutgers Medical School. He was a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland prior to completing his medical residency through Brown University School of Medicine where he held the position of chief medical resident. He was an early proponent of hospitalist medicine developing the original hospitalist programs at both South Shore Hospital andEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree.

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Bridget Cassidy
Bridget Cassidy

Director of Quality and Risk

Bridget joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in October of 2018.

Bridget joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in October of 2018. She graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. She obtained her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. Prior to joining the leadership team in March 2020, Bridget was the quality and risk coordinator. She began her career as a clinical operations supervisors in telehealth before transitioning to inpatient rehabilitation.

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Anthony Domenici
Anthony Domenici

Controller

Anthony has worked in Healthcare since 2011, beginning his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers providing Audit and Assurance Services from the Boston office.

Anthony has worked in Healthcare since 2011, beginning his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers providing Audit and Assurance Services from the Boston office. Anthony earned his master’s degree in business administration from Johnson and Wales University in 2011. He worked as a research administrator in the division of Hematology and Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard University teaching hospital and most recently as a senior accountant with Commonwealth Care Alliance, a community-based healthcare organization dedicated to improving care for individuals with medical, behavioral health and social needs, including those with disabilities who are dually eligible for MassHealth (Medicaid) and Medicare.

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Carol Gorman
Carol Gorman, LSW

Director of Case Management

Carol began her employment with Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, in 2000 as a case manager and was promoted to director of case management in 2001.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and is a licensed social worker. She began her employment with Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, in 2000 as a case manager and was promoted to director of case management in 2001. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings in a leadership social work/case management capacity for more than 20 years.

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Sandra Lynch
Sandra Lynch, MS, RN, BSN, CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Sandra has been an employee of Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, since 1990 where she has held various positions in the nursing department.

Sandra has been an employee of Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, since 1990 where she has held various positions in the nursing department. She holds a master’s degree in gerontology, specifically in the management of aging services and is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.

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Daniel Parkinson
Daniel Parkinson, PT, MBA

Business Development Director

As a physical therapist, Dan worked in the acute care setting, home care setting and acute rehabilitation setting.

Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in 1993. As a physical therapist, he has worked in the acute care setting, home care setting and acute rehabilitation setting. Dan served as the director of clinical services at Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, from 2000 to 2015. During that time, Dan earned his master’s degree in business administration at the University of Massachusetts in 2004. Dan transitioned into his current role of business development director in 2015.

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Kimberly Van Daley
Kimberly Van Daley, MS, PT

Director of Therapy Operations

Kim has been a physical therapist for approximately 16 years.

Kim has been a physical therapist for approximately 16 years. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College, she went on to receive her master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University. She joined Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001. From 2003 until 2015 she was a physical therapy team leader on the spinal cord injury/orthopedic/complex medical floor. She became the director of therapy operations in 2015.

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Cathryn Wigman
Cathryn Wigman

Director of Human Resources

Cathryn has a bachelor’s degree in communications and started her human resources career in 2007.

Cathryn has a bachelor’s degree in communications and started her human resources career in 2007 when she began working for a restaurant chain in their risk management department. There she gained hands on experience in compliance training, general liability claims and worker’s compensation. In 2010 she accepted a human resources manager position with Boston University School of Medicine in the dermatology department. She provided all aspects of human resources support to the dermatopathology laboratory business, while assisting the vice chair of the department and overseeing their international fellowship program. In June 2015, Cathryn started her career with Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, as the director of human resources.

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