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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Newburgh, 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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What to expect

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

80 Private rooms
at Warrick Trail

18 Private rooms
at Deaconess Midtown

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Nonsmoking

Pet friendly

Day room

Courtyard

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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury 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. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

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.

  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
  • Gazebo for patients and visitors to rest and relax together.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Desk in hospital area for nurses to document in patient area.
  • Two hallways lead away from nurse's station to other areas of the hospital.
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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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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Hospital happenings

Employees of Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital who have been fully vaccinated hope to inspire community members to obtain their vaccination when it’s their turn. We can be #StrongerTogether by getting vaccinated and protecting ourselves and our patients, families and friends.

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Employees of Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital who have been fully vaccinated hope to inspire community members to obtain their vaccination when it’s their turn.

Hospital happenings

A sampling of employees in red gathered in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital proudly provides expert cardiac and stroke rehabilitation to our community.

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Hospital happenings

Our annual Employee Halloween Costume Contest took place on Oct. 30. The group/department winner this year was administration/marketing.

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 Staff celebrated Halloween with a costume contest

Hospital happenings

The day before her discharge, Renee Armes wanted to show her appreciation for her physician and the entire staff with a cake and punch reception. Our staff appreciated the surprise sweet treat and wish her the best on her continued recovery!

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Renee Armes

Hospital happenings

Patients and families at Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital are the center of our care! At the end of June, a catered barbeque lunch was provided for all hospital staff in celebration of achieving the monthly patient satisfaction goal. We are ALL stronger together with patient centered care!

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 Deaconess gets a catered lunch

Hospital happenings

Megan Wahnsiedler, OTA, was named our Outstanding Employee Achievement Award winner of the first quarter of 2020!

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 Congrats to Meghan

Hospital happenings

Joseph Hudak, recovering from traumatic injuries after a car accident, had been with us since May 23. He was reunited with his wife, Oksana, on the first day of visitation. The presence of loved ones at the bedside can be the most powerful medicine. Our visitation policy as of June 15, 2020 is one visitor per day between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. As the visitation policy is subject to change, we recommend calling our hospital before planning your next visit to make sure you know the most updated policy.

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Joseph Hudak

Leadership and Staff

Blake Bunner
BLAKE BUNNER

Chief Executive Officer

Blake has been with Encompass Health since 2009 and has served in other senior leadership roles for the company.
Blake Bunner is the CEO at Encompass Health, formerlyHealthSouth, Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville, Ind.. Blake has been with Encompass Health since 2009 and has served in other senior leadership roles for the company. Prior to Encompass Health, Blake served as chief operating officer for a multi-state nurse staffing firm. He is a three-term elected official and current president for a county fiscal body which set budgets and manages tax incentives. Blake currently serves as the president of a non-profit transportation company serving seniors and has been a board member of that organization since 2006. He is actively involved in youth sports and is the director of a church-based sports program. Blake earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governor’s University Indiana.
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Mohammed Adeel
MOHAMMED ADEEL, M.D.

Executive Medical Director

Dr. Adeel is a fellowship trained and board-certified rehabilitation physician who was named associate medical director in March 2016.

Dr. Adeel is a fellowship trained and board-certified rehabilitation physician who was named associate medical director in March 2016. He brings with him 10 years of experience in his field. Most recently, he practiced at Staten Island University Hospital in New York where he was a clinical instructor in the rehabilitation medicine residency program. Dr. Adeel graduated from Kakatiya Medical College in Warrangal, AP, India in 1992.

Dr. Adeel is an independent private practice physician.

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Vijay Bhasin
VIJAY BHASIN, M.D.

Program Director of Internal Medicine

Dr. Bhasin has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since July of 2011.

Dr. Bhasin is the program director of internal medicine. He graduated from the Government College Punjabi University Patiala in 1990. He performed clinical research at General Hospital in San Francisco, California. Dr. Bhasin moved to the United States in 1995 and relocated to Evansville in 2003 where he currently has a private practice. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2004 with a nephrology subspecialty.

Dr. Bhasin is an independent private practice physician.

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Lisa Goans
LISA GOANS R.N.

Chief Nursing Officer

Lisa joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth, in January 2019 as the associate chief nursing officer.

Lisa joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth, in January 2019 as the associate chief nursing officer. She was promoted to chief nursing officer in November 2019 and brings over 11 years of nursing experience to the hospital. Lisa graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She earned a master’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix and is a certified family nurse practitioner.

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Wendy Gumbel
WENDY GUMBEL

Human Resources Director

Wendy joined Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess as the Director of Human Resources in May 2017.

Wendy joined Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess as the Director of Human Resources in May 2017. Previously, she worked for several years in behavioral healthcare in a variety of roles including patient care, human resources and quality. Wendy earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Indiana and a master’s degree in business administration from Ball State. She serves on the board of directors for the Evansville Human Resources Association and the Warrick Humane Society.

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Brett Hirt
BRETT HIRT, PT, ATC

Director of Therapy Operations

Brett has been employed with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 1996.

Brett has been a member of the Encompass Health team, formerly Healthsouth, since 1996. He currently serves as the director of therapy operations overseeing physical, occupational and speech language therapies. He has served on various local and national boards over his career. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Brett graduated from the University of Evansville with a master’s degree in physical therapy.

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Rhonda Ramsey
RHONDA RAMSEY

Controller

Rhonda Ramsey joined the Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess team in December of 2015.

Rhonda Ramsey joined the Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess team in December of 2015. Prior to Encompass Health, Rhonda served on the finance team of a 400+ bed acute care hospital. She brings 25 years of healthcare finance experience to her role. She serves as treasurer on the South Spencer Scholarship Foundation. Rhonda earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Southern Indiana.

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Anita Shaw
ANITA SHAW, LCSW, CPHRM, CCM, CBIS

Director of Quality/Risk

Anita joined Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess in 2017 as the director of quality and risk.

Anita Shaw joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess in 2017. She brings multiple years of healthcare administration experience to her role. Anita served previously as the director of case management and director of quality/risk at Encompass Health Deaconess. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified case manager and certified professional in healthcare risk management.

Anita serves the community by participating on the human rights committee for Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center and is the chairperson for human rights at Ireland Behavioral Health Services. 

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Stephen Wall
STEPHEN WALL

Director of Plant Operations

Steve joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in March 2008.

Steve joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in March 2008. He previously was employed by Owensboro Medical Health System for 13 years. Steve holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Western Kentucky University.

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Lauren Weil
Lauren Weil

Business Development Director

Lauren has been with Encompass Health Deaconess, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess, since 2011.

Lauren has been with Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Deaconess, since 2011. Lauren started her career at Encompass Health Deaconess as a physical therapist assistant and transitioned into the physical therapy team lead role in 2014. In 2018, she transitioned into the business development director role. She received her associate and bachelor’s degrees from The University of Evansville and a master’s of health administration from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Doug Zehner
DOUG ZEHNER

Director of Pharmacy

Doug joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in November 2010.

Doug joined Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in November 2010. He has worked in acute care, long-term acute care, retail pharmacy and has done consulting work for skilled nursing facilities. Doug is an associate professor for Purdue, Butler and SIUE schools of Pharmacy. He graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from Butler University and possesses additional business major education from the University of Southern Indiana.

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