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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

ADA approved service animals allowed

Courtyard

Nonsmoking

Volunteers

Student observation hours

Spanish translators available

Interpreter services

Support groups

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.

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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.

  • 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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  • 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

When Kayla couldn’t go to Prom the Encompass Health Colorado Springs therapy team brought prom to her! Kayla was the “Belle of the Ball” but had to settle for a step in date from CEO, Steve Schaefer. The Therapy team did an awesome job of hosting prom. We had nurses, techs, case managers, liaison, administrative staff and doctors in attendance. We hope that we made Kayla’s prom special, and wish her the best in the future.

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Prom

Hospital happenings

Stacey Castro and Eddie Auckland from the Encompass Health Colorado Springs marketing team joined Hannah Connifer and her residents at Brookdale Assisted Living to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

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Cinco de Mayo

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Everyone thinks that they have the best administrative professional supporting their hospital and team. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs, we knew we do! Julie Tiemann is a valuable member of our team, and we could not live without her. She supports the senior leaders, manages the front desk staff and takes care of arranging all of our special events. Thank you to all the administrative professionals out there supporting our hospitals. You are healthcare heroes!

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Julie Tiemann

Hospital happenings

When a hospital restricts visitors, canceling local performing groups is part of the deal and you need to improvise. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs, that meant finding patients with unique talents.

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Holiday cheer celebration

Hospital happenings

The senior leadership team at Encompass Health Colorado Springs decided to take the time usually dedicated to a holiday party to do something special for those less fortunate in our community. They put together 600 care packages for homeless folks packed with essential items. We are thankful for the opportunity to give back to the community in this way and through the care we provie our patients every day. Happy holidays from the Colorado Springs team!senior leadership team at Encompass Health Colorado Springs decided to take the time usually dedicated to a holiday party to do something special for those less fortunate in our community. They put together 600 care packages for homeless folks packed with essential items.

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Colorado Springs leadership puts together holiday care packages

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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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 Colorado Springs celebrates Halloween

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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 looks beautiful with our lights at night

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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 Patients celebrate first visits during COVID 19 pandemic

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

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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, CEO
STEVE SCHAEFER

Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in December 2008.

Steve joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs 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 D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Nathaniel Miller is the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Colorado Springs.

Dr. Nathaniel Miller is the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of 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.

Dr. Miller is an independent private practice physician.

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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 Rehabilitation Hospital 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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Eric Hardy
ERIC HARDY

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Eric joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in February of 2019.

Eric joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in February of 2019, excited to be part of a team that helps people directly, and rehabilitation patients in particular, because they have often endured major trauma, and experience incredible gains in a short recovery period.  He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in geo-demographic research from Oklahoma State University, which included a fellowship with The New York Times that led to 5 years of employment in New York City, and 25 years of research work for some of the largest fitness, sport and healthcare companies in the world.

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Cora McKenzie
CORA MCKENZIE

Pharmacy Director

Cora joined the Encompass Health Colorado Springs team in 2017.

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 Rehabilitation Hospital of 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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Art Vigil
ART VIGIL

Facilities Management Director

Art joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in August 2001.

Art joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in August 2001. He has over thirty years in healthcare and has been in management since 2005 then became director in 2019. He attended courses at Pikes Peak Community College in the areas of electricity and motors.

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Chelsee Wood
CHELSEE WOOD

Chief Nursing Officer

Chelsee joined the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in 2009, after moving to Colorado from Indiana.

Chelsee joined the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs in 2009, after moving to Colorado from Indiana. After she obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Purdue University, Chelsee began her nursing career at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. New to Colorado and to rehabilitation, Chelsee quickly found she had a passion for this specialty area of nursing and earned her Certification as a Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) in 2011. Chelsee stepped into the role of chief nursing officer in 2019, and enjoys being part of the amazing team at Encompass Health.

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