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At MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital an affiliate of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Charleston, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

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

49 Beds

Telephones

Televisions

Free WiFi

Interpreter services

Pet friendly

Support groups

Student observation hours

Volunteers

Tours available

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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.

Hospital happenings

After an infection led to an emergency double amputation, Harold King was left in a wheelchair unable to walk. Our team helped Harold do something he had not done in two years—stand on his two legs and walk.

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Hospital happenings

Our liaison team went above and beyond and created Fishing for Possibilities for patients during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.

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 National rehabilitation awareness week

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To thank the team for their daily efforts and to celebrate the completion of annual training, Rachel Green, Gregory Raines, Susan Trantham, Elizabeth Gibson, and Wendy McKenzie served pizza to the hospital team.

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Leadership and staff

Richard Hundorean, CEO
Rick Hundorfean

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO, Rick is responsible for administering and coordinating the overall operations of the hospital including the implementation and oversight of the hospital strategic plan.

As the CEO of MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, Rick is responsible for administering and coordinating the overall operations of the hospital including the implementation and oversight of the hospital strategic plan, which is built around offering a world class experience for the patients, staff and community it serves. Rick has a proven executive leadership and management track record with more than 12 years of experience in the acute care outpatient area.

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Healther Walker
Heather W. Walker, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Walker is the medical director at MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital an affiliate of Encompass Health.

Dr. Walker is the medical director at MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital. She joins the Encompass Health Charleston team from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she resided as an associate professor and residency program director for the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Walker completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and served as the administrative chief resident during her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury at the renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and brain injury medicine.

Dr. Walker is an independent private practice physician.

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Angela Becker
ANGELA BECKER, RN, DNP, NE-BC, CPHRM, CPHQ

Chief Nursing Officer

Angela brings more than 25 years of nursing expertise to MUSC Rehabilitation Hospital.

Angela brings more than 25 years of nursing expertise to MUSC Rehabilitation Hospital. She earned a doctoral degree in nursing leadership, as well as holds three board certifications that cover the specialties of healthcare quality, risk management and nursing executive leadership. A Wisconsin native, Angela moved to Charleston in 2005 to be closer to her sister and extended family.

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Michael Mattay
MICHAEL MATTAY

Facilities Management Director

Michael brings more than 15 years of HVAC expertise to MUSC Rehabilitation Hospital.

Michael brings more than 15 years of HVAC expertise to MUSC Rehabilitation Hospital. He has served as a building manager and plant operations director. Michael graduated from the University of South Carolina with a certificate in project management. A New Jersey native, Michael moved to Charleston in 2014 to be closer to his brother and extended family.

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Wendy McKenzie
Wendy McKenzie, LBSW

Director of Case Management

Wendy comes to Encompass Health with 28 years case management experience in various acute care settings.

Wendy comes to Encompass Health with 28 years case management experience in various acute care settings to include Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Vibra Long Term Acute Care Hospital and Hospice both inpatient and home setting. She is a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, SC with a degree in social work. Wendy was recently nominated for case manager of the year for the Charleston/Tri-County area. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys boating and spending time with her family.

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Caitlin Motes
Caitlin Motes

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Caitlin was recently promoted from physical therapy team lead and is serving as our director of quality and risk management.

Caitlin was recently promoted from physical therapy team lead and is serving as our director of quality and risk management. Caitlin has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Bluffton since its opening in 2018 when she joined as the lead physical therapist. She has previously served in the same role at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah. Caitlin holds her bachelor's degree in biology from Covenant College and her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University. In addition to inpatient rehabilitation, she brings experience in the acute care, long-term acute care, and brain injury rehabilitation settings. She holds certification for neuro-developmental treatment specializing in stroke and neurologic conditions.

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Tricia Nelson
Tricia Nelson

Controller

Tricia currently serves as controller at MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital.

Tricia currently serves as controller at MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital. Tricia’s career spans over 25 years of progressive and accomplished home health and hospital CFO experience. She received her master’s degree in business administration from North Greenville University in her hometown of Greenville, SC.

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Nihar Patel
Nihar H. Patel, D.O.

Program Director of Medical Services

Dr. Patel became board certified in 2006 by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been serving the Charleston area since 2006.

Dr. Patel is a 2003 graduate of University of Pikeville School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Patel became board certified in 2006 by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been serving the Charleston area since 2006. Dr. Patel is president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Lowcountry chapter. In 2011, he founded Pinnacle Physicians, LLC, a hospitalist company with a mission to provide the highest quality of care for inpatient services.

Dr. Patel is an independent private practice physician.

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Cathy Sanner
Cathy Sanner

Director of Pharmacy Operations

Cathy has more than 14 years of pharmacy management experience.

Cathy has been the pharmacy director at MUSC Health Medical University of South Carolina Rehabilitation Hospital since 2007. She has more than 14 years of pharmacy management experience. She received her BS in pharmacy from The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy. She also has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in secondary education and taught history, geography, journalism and English before seeking her degree in pharmacy. Cathy instructs pharmacy students from South Carolina College of Pharmacy where she is an adjunct assistant professor. She has lived in the Charleston area for more than 30 years.

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Susan Trantham
Susan Trantham

Human Resources Director

Susan has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare human resources management.

Susan has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare human resources management. She enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Susan is also involved with missions through her church.

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Christy Yatagan
Christy Yatagan

Director of Therapy Operations

Christy Yatagan graduated from West Virginia University with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2009 and a bachelor's in exercise physiology in 2006.

Christy Yatagan graduated from West Virginia University with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2009 and a bachelor's in exercise physiology in 2006. She has been a PT with Encompass Health for over ten years and was named DTO in 2018 after serving as a team leader and a department manager. Christy has 96 hours of specialized neuro IFRAH training but enjoys working with all patient populations. Christy previously led the hospital's team to maintain our Joint Commission Hip Fracture Management certification.

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