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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Dallas, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

60 Private rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Cafeteria

No pets allowed

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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.

  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
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  • Couches, chairs and tables for sitting.
  • Wall lined with window to outdoors.
  • Hallway and doors leading to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Various tables and chairs for sitting and dining.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks against wall.
  • Fountain drink machines with napkins and straw station.
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  • Area with two nurses stations.
  • Couches and chairs for seating.
  • Staircase used for therapy.
  • Multiple doors leading to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology.
  • Therapy beds line walls for individual therapy sessions.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand, chair and large window.
  • Wardrobe and shelves for person items.
  • Sink and mirror against wall next to bed.
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower.
  • Doorway leading to hall.

Leadership and staff

Daniel MacNicol
Daniel MacNicol

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel has served in various healthcare administration roles throughout his career including senior leadership positions in both acute and post-acute settings.

Daniel has served in various healthcare administration roles throughout his career including senior leadership positions in both acute and post-acute settings. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas he served as the associate administrator at the Encompass Health location in Charlottesville. A graduate of Florida State University, he completed his Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services, then obtained his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of West Florida. Daniel’s focus is to continuously improve the hospital in an effort to exceed the expectations of patients, visitors, staff and physicians.

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Yuemeng Dai
Yuemeng Dai, M.D., Ph.D., FAAPMR

Medical Director

Dr. Dai serves as the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas.

Yuemeng Dai, MD, PhD, completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and brain injury medicine fellowship training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Dai is a board-certified physiatrist by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Dai is an active member of American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Texas Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Society, American Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and American Association of Chinese Rehabilitation Physicians.

Dr. Dai is an independent private practice physician.

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Caitlin Buselli
Caitlin Buselli

Controller

Caitlin joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas in April 2022.

Caitlin joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas in April 2022. A San Angelo native, she graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and then went on to receive her master’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University at Commerce. Prior to joining Encompass Health Dallas, Caitlin gained valuable experience at Shannon Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health and Shannon South, formerly known as Community Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. Caitlin oversees the financial operations of the hospital and provides support to leadership by equipping them with the necessary information and tools needed.

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Brandon Deaver
BRANDON DEAVER

Facilities Management Director

Brandon brings 13 years of hospital operations and Joint Commission readiness.

Brandon brings 13 years of hospital operations and Joint Commission readiness. Previously, he was responsible for 15 facilities covering the states of Texas, Louisiana and Arizona. Brandon started his career with the US Navy.

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Laura Farrar
Laura Farrar, CCC-SLP

Director of Therapy Operations

Laura Farrar joined Encompass Health in 2013 at the Fort Worth location and transferred to Dallas in December of 2015.

Laura Farrar joined Encompass Health in 2013 at the Fort Worth location and transferred to Dallas in December of 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Science in communication disorders from University of Texas at Dallas. Laura holds a Clinical Competency Certification from the American Speech Language Hearing Association as well as additional membership in Special Interest Group 13 – Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). She also holds a certification as a brain injury specialist from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

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Rob Gaston
Rob Gaston

Director of Pharmacy

Rob graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy.

Rob graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. He has more than 20 years' experience as a retail/hospital pharmacist. Prior to joining the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas team, he served as director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Midland. Rob is committed to a team approach focused on improving patient’s lives.

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Brenda Harvey
BRENDA HARVEY, LBSW, CCM

Director of Case Management

Brenda brings more than 25 years of experience as a licensed social worker.

Brenda brings more than 25 years of experience as a licensed social worker. Brenda came to us from the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin where she was the director of case management for three years. Prior experience includes being a case manager for five years at MidAmerica Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. Brenda has worked in the acute hospital setting, therapeutic foster care, special needs adoptions, skilled nursing and behavioral health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from The University of Central Missouri, is a certified case manager and licensed Texas social worker.

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Dexter Hodge
Dexter Hodge

Chief Nursing Officer

Dexter Hodge joined Encompass in 2005 at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Texarkana.

Dexter Hodge joined Encompass in 2005 at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Texarkana. His experience includes 15 years in the rehabilitation setting, development of educational content specific to rehabilitation and national trainer for our safe patient mobility program. Dexter has worked at multiple levels in rehabilitation nursing and in April 2020, he completed the CNO development program and was transferred to Dallas. Dexter holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and is on track to earn his MBA from Texas A&M University-Texarkana (2021). He is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®).

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Karie McCann
Karie McCann

Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator

Karie graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences in Shreveport, LA, with a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Karie graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She has worked for Encompass Health Dallas since graduating and has been a committed member of the hospital team. As PASC, she strives to provide the hospital staff with support and promote accuracy in communication.

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Brian Prince
Brian Prince

HIMS Supervisor/HIPAA Privacy Officer

Brian brings five years of health information management systems expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas.

Brian brings five years of health information management systems expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas. He is a graduate of Texas State University of San Marcos with a bachelor's degree in health information management. Brian has also obtained his registered health information administrator credential since 2017, and has been HIPAA certified since 2020.

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Peggy Tyson
Peggy Tyson, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director

Peggy Tyson has been in healthcare her entire career, and maintains over 20 years in Human Resources.

Peggy Tyson has been in healthcare her entire career, and maintains over 20 years in Human Resources. Peggy holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Friends University in organizational management and leadership and executive MBA with University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Bloch School of Management.

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Judy Uko-Akpabot
Judy Uko-Akpabot

Director of Quality/Risk

Judy graduated from Florida International University, Miami, Fla. with both a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences/psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Judy graduated from Florida International University, Miami, Fla. with both a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences/psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry and has made a strong impact in patient lives in multiple hospital settings. Prior to joining the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas team, she worked in long term acute care as the director of quality/risk and infection practitioner. She is a member of the North Texas Association for Healthcare Quality.

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Jay Voto
Jay Voto

Area Business Development Director

Jay is the area business development director.

Jay Voto was promoted to the role of area business development director from his previous role with Encompass Health’s local liaison team. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has worked in many disciplines and leadership positions within the healthcare arena including pharmaceuticals, biotech, hospital, long term acute care and laboratory diagnostics before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson. Jay also served the City of Atoka, Oklahoma for four years as their youngest ever vice-mayor and councilman.

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