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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Are you wondering where to send your loved one for rehabilitation? Check out this video of Lori, who shares her experience of what it was like to send her beloved father to Encompass Health Braintree. Lori’s father was recently admitted to help manage his Parkinson’s disease and recover from a hip fracture. Once he was at Encompass Health, his physical and mental health improved dramatically. Check out this video to learn more about what Encompass Health Braintree can offer you or a loved one.

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Lori

Hospital happenings

Due to COVID-19, Chanta has spent the last few months fighting for her life. In March, Chanta was critically ill with COVID-19, requiring intubation and extensive medical treatments. When she came to us for rehabilitation after being hospitalized for a month, she needed two people to stand and had to re-learn how to walk, talk and eat. She also needed supplemental oxygen to breathe. After spending a month at Encompass Health Braintree, Chanta is walking on her own, taking care of herself independently, talking more clearly and does not need supplemental oxygen.

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Chanta

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Marc is a retired firefighter who has been battling multiple sclerosis for a long time. With MS, patients may have debilitating symptoms. While at Encompass Health Braintree, Marc worked intensely with our physical and occupational therapists to help improve his balance, walking and ability to complete his daily routines, so he could safely return home to his wife. Here is Marc describing his experience with MS and how Encompass Health has helped him.

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Mark

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May is Stroke Awareness Month. We know that the effects of a stroke are as unique as each of our patients, and we also know that many conditions experienced after a stroke respond to specialized rehabilitation. Meet one of our recent successful stroke patients, Fred. His dedicated team including doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, nurses and his case manager worked diligently to help him get healthier and stronger.

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Fred

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Leslie Gerstel, our case management assistant, retired from Encompass Health Braintree after working with us for 39 years.

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Leslie Gerstel

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Dejanel Register did not expect his busy life to be disrupted by a traumatic spinal cord injury. After just eight days in the acute care hospital, Dejanel arrived at Encompass Health Braintree to begin his recovery process.

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Dejanel Register

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Meet Paul and his wife Carol. Paul and Carol have been married for 62 years, and have always spent their days together until recently. Paul has not been able to see his wife in over a month because he was recently hospitalized and has been in treatment with us after his surgery.

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Paul and Carol

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform common, daily activities. There are an estimated 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease and more than 10 million people worldwide (APDA).

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Hospital happenings

At Encompass Health Braintree we are keenly aware of the immense affects Parkinson’s disease can have on a person’s quality of life. Here are some wise words from the director of our movement disorders program, Dr. Stephanie Bissonnette.

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Dr. Stephanie Bissonnette

Hospital happenings

Bill, a retired police officer who served the Braintree community for 34 years, had a surprise visit from his family and friends during his stay at Encompass Health Braintree. This was not just an ordinary visit—being from a family of front line workers, they decided to arrive with the Ladder Two truck from the Braintree Fire Department. Bill’s nephew, Fire Lieutenant Fred Viola, climbed up the firetruck’s ladder to see his beloved uncle. Bill was overjoyed to have a close family visit all the way from his third floor window. We would like to give a big thank you to Bill’s family and the Braintree Fire and Police Departments for helping make this wonderful moment possible.

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Bill, a retired police officer who served the Braintree community for 34 years, had a surprise visit from his family and friends during his stay at Encompass Health Braintree.

Leadership and staff

Cindy Page
Cindy Page

Chief Executive Officer

Cindy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree with more than 30 years of clinical and healthcare management experience.

Cindy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree with more than 30 years of clinical and healthcare management experience. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Cindy served as chief operating officer at OSS Health in York, Pennsylvania. A Massachusetts native, she received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and her master’s degree in healthcare professions from Northeastern University. She is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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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 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.

Dr. Williams is an independent private practice physician.

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Bridget Cassidy
Bridget Cassidy

Director of Quality and Risk

Bridget joined Encompass Health in October of 2018.

Bridget joined Encompass Health 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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Carol Gorman
Carol Gorman, LSW

Director of Case Management

Carol began her employment with Encompass Health Braintree 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 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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Donald Martin
Donald E. Martin, RPh, M.S.

Director of Pharmacy

Donald E. Martin has been a registered pharmacist since 1975.

Donald E. Martin has been a registered pharmacist since 1975. He received his bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He received his master’s degree in hospital pharmacy administration from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He has been the director of the pharmacy at Encompass Health Braintree since 2001.

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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 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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Heather Power
Heather Power

Facilities Management Director

Heather joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree leadership team in May 2021.

Heather joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree leadership team in May 2021. She started in healthcare in 2012 at the Carney Hospital where she grew into the director of facilities and safety officer in 2016. Heather has more than 10 years of experience in facilities, engineering, environmental services, security and communications.  She has her healthcare environmental management certificated from ECRI and is committed to receiving her CHFM in the near future. She was most recently the facilities manager and safety officer at the Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center.

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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 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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Lisa Salameh
Lisa Salameh, MHA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Lisa brings more than 12 years of healthcare leadership expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree.

Lisa brings more than 12 years of healthcare leadership expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Lisa served as director of critical care and respiratory therapy in Providence, Rhode Island. A Rhode Island native, she graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and received a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Walden University.

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