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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Colorado and the greater Colorado Springs area, we are a leading provider of rehabilitation after stroke, Parkinson’s, amputation, brain injury 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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Careers

What to expect

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

64 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Pool

ADA approved service animals allowed

Courtyard

Nonsmoking

Volunteers

Student observation hours

Spanish translators available

Interpreter services

Support groups

Tours available

See our hospital

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.

Take a virtual tour

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.

  • Exterior view of hospital building’s front entrance.
  • Patient parking or guest parking.
  • Parking lot for patients and visitors adjacent to hospital building.
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  • Desk in hospital area for nurses to document in patient area.
  • Two hallways lead away from desk to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Desk with chair and computer in one corner.
  • Open window spans the length of the room.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
  • Area for gardening around courtyard area.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Pool area used for therapies in the water as part of patient rehabilitation.
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  • Shared patient room set up as private patient room.
  • Room has bed, nightstand, bathroom, curtain to partition room, and chair for visitors.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Shared patient room set up as shared patient room.
  • Room has two beds, nightstands, bathroom, curtain to partition room, and chairs for visitors.
  • Window with exterior view.

Hospital happenings

Trick or Treat at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs. While the nursing department decided on the “trick” as they practiced their two-step dance at the Halloween contest, the rest of the employees and patients had the “treat” of seeing all the costumes on display.

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Hospital happenings

With 24 hour nursing care, the lights never go off in our hospital. Beautiful photo captured by one of our employees.

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Hospital happenings

Stephen Ramsey has been in hospitals and other facilities since May and had not seen his wife since June 19. It is hard enough dealing with difficult health issues, but even harder when you cannot see your wife. COVID-19 visitor restrictions kept the Ramsey’s from being together.

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Hospital happenings

We are thankful every day for our #EncompassHealthHeroes. Enjoy some photos from our day staff, night staff and physicians.

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Hospital happenings

Thank you to all members of the Colorado Springs team who continue to put our patients first every day and prove that we are stronger together.

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Leadership and Staff

Steve Schaefer
STEVE SCHAEFER

Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in December 2008.

Steve joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in December 2008. He has more than 27 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field. Under his leadership, the hospital has built upon its community reputation for delivering high quality care and exceptional patient experiences. The hospital exceeds benchmarks in patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and employee satisfaction. Steve has extended Encompass Health’s reach and commitment in the community with his involvement with organizations such as the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Orthopedic Research Institute, Leadership Pikes Peak, the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and the Memorial Ownership Task Force.

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Nathaniel Miller
NATHANIEL MILLER M D

Medical Director

Dr. Nathaniel Miller is the medical director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Colorado Springs and serves as the associate medical director of Encompass Health Littleton.

Dr. Nathaniel Miller is the medical director of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Colorado Springs and serves as the associate medical director of Encompass Health Littleton. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in organic chemistry from CU Denver. He furthered his medical education by receiving his medical doctorate at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and by completing his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Marianjoy in Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Miller is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation through the ABPMR and AOA as well as traumatic brain injury. His interests include traumatic brain injury, stroke and spasticity management.

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Elizabeth Armstrong
ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG

Case Management Director

Elizabeth joined Encompass Health in 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the field of social work.

Elizabeth joined Encompass Health in 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the field of social work. As a native of Kansas City, Elizabeth earned her degrees in social work from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in 2009 and master's degree in 2014. As an ACE Master Trainer, Elizabeth thrives at providing a trauma informed care approach when working with our patients. Elizabeth loves to spend time with her husband, two children and three dogs.

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Stephanie Davis
STEPHANIE DAVIS, CPA

Controller

Stephanie joined Encompass Health of Colorado Springs in November 2013 with over nine years of financial accounting experience.

Stephanie joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, of Colorado Springs in November 2013 with over nine years of financial accounting experience. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, Stephanie was a manager in the healthcare audit and attestation practice of a regional accounting firm within their Colorado Springs office. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is a certified public accountant in the State of Colorado and holds memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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Michael Durbin
MICHAEL DURBIN

Director of Human Resources

Michael joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in January 2018.

Michael joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in January 2018. Prior to joining Encompass Health he worked in human resources for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and he worked in higher education as a residence hall director for several years. Michael holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in communication and psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

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Cora Mckenzie
CORA MCKENZIE

Pharmacy Director

Cora joined the Encompass Health Colorado Springs team in 2017 and brings 20 years of pharmacy experience and 11 years in leadership roles to her role as director of pharmacy.

Cora joined the Encompass Health Colorado Springs team in 2017 and brings 20 years of pharmacy experience and 11 years in leadership roles to her role as director of pharmacy. She graduated from the Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University and has since received additional experience and training in leadership and management skills, anticoagulation medication therapy management, palliative medication therapy, and sterile and non-sterile medication compounding. She has a passion for helping patients achieve their optimal health by providing individualized medication therapy recommendations and education as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

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Patrick Quirk
PATRICK QUIRK, PT

Director of Therapy Operations

Patrick is the director of therapy operations for Encompass Health Colorado Springs.

Patrick is the director of therapy operations for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Colorado Springs. He joined the HealthSouth team in 2001; it was then he realized his true passion and talent for rehabilitation. He has more than 13 years of clinical experience. Patrick’s physical therapy career began at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California in 1998. He was born and raised in California where he went on to get his physical therapy degree from the California State University of Sacramento.

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