Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital is accredited by The
Joint Commission Accreditation
We know that choosing where to receive care after a life-changing illness or injury is an important decision for you and your loved ones. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Las Vegas, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon for your rehabilitation, you receive compassionate care from an expert team of physical, occupational and speech therapists; physicians; nurses; dietitians; pharmacists; and case managers who work together to create a plan to help you meet your unique goals.
At our hospital you will receive:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon, our expert clinicians combine the latest technologies, real-world simulations and advanced therapies into a treatment plan that helps you achieve what’s important to you. Our specialties include but are not limited to:
50 Private rooms
Spanish translators available
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Michele joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon team as the CEO in April 2022, bringing almost 20 years’ experience in inpatient rehabilitation with her. She began her career at Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in 2003 as a physical therapist in Evansville, Indiana. She became the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson in 2014, and participated in the developing future CEO program at Encompass Health Northwest Tucson. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a master’s degree in physical therapy and also has an MBA with a concentration in health care administration. Michele currently serves on the board of directors for Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (SAAS).
David is the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon. He has been working with Dr. Farzin's group in the Las Vegas area at Mountainview Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit and surrounding LTACHs and SNFs during the past year and is part of the faculty at the HCA Sunrise GME PM&R residency program. David completed PM&R training and medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He has a particular interest in stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury as he was involved in global health and resident education on these topics. David is passionate about delivering patient-centered care and strives to improve the patient experience.
Chief Nursing Officer
Jacqueline has more than 40 years of nursing experience and served as a critical care nurse for almost 33 years. Most of her career has been dedicated to building new teams, obtaining chest pain accreditation at local hospitals and implementing new clinical programs. Most recently she worked with an IPA and formed a team of case management nurses and navigators.
Human Resources Director
Ashlyn has worked at Encompass Health Desert Canyon since 2014. She has worked in various aspects of human resources in the healthcare industry since 2009. Prior to that, Ashlyn specialized in training and development with the Sands Corporation. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology, a Bachelor’s of Arts in business administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas as well as a master’s degree in employment law from Penn State University. Ashlyn is also PHR certified.
Director of Quality & Risk
Charlisha joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon in 2021 as the director of quality and risk management. She brings years of experience in the healthcare industry in several markets including device manufacturing, insurance and patient care services. Charlisha earned a master's degree in healthcare administration and management and a bachelor's degree in human development from California State-East Bay in Hayward, California. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Director of Case Management
Amy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon in 2018 and served as a case manager prior to becoming the director of case management. She earned her bachelors’ degree in social work from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in social work from Walla Walla University. In 2021, Amy earned her certified case manager certificate. Amy has more than 20 years’ experience in case management, including the areas of acute rehabilitation, end stage renal disease and intellectual disabilities.
Chelsea joined Encompass Health 2020 as the controller. She brings 20 years in accounting and finance experience in industries such as pharmaceutical and healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rider University. She earned her CFE certification and is an active member of the board for the Las Vegas Chapter.
Area Business Development Director
Adam moved to Nevada 16 years ago and started his first position in healthcare working in medical device sales at an orthopedic company. For the next four years he managed a sales team across three states. With his successes, Adam started his own business as an orthopedic device distributor and represented several companies for four years. Dignity Health recruited Adam for market development in 2016 where he worked with physicians to grow and develop elective procedures across key service lines. With a company merger in 2019, Adam transitioned into the system director of sales operations in the newly formed parent company, Common Spirit Health. During his tenure, he worked across seven divisions and several states.
Director of Pharmacy
Christine joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon as the director of pharmacy in August 2022. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served as the director of pharmacy in the long-term care setting for six years. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in anatomy and physiology. Christine moved to Las Vegas in 2012 to attend Roseman University of Health Sciences where she received her doctorate in pharmacy.
Facilities Management Director
David joined Encompass Health as facilities management director in 2021 after two years of helping start up the UNLV/Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine facilities program. He has more than 16 years of experience in plant operations and facility management.
Director of Therapy Operations
Tyler joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2009 after graduating from UNLV with his doctorate degree in physical therapy. Tyler has experience working in various settings including outpatient, skilled nursing and long term acute care. In addition to his physical therapy degree, he has also earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.