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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.

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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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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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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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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Barry Leonard
Barry Leonard

Controller

Barry has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management, including over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Barry has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management, including over 15 years of healthcare experience. He graduated from Dublin City University in Ireland with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. In addition, he holds a graduate certificate in health center management from Suffolk University in Boston.

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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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