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Welcome to Encompass Health East Valley

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 East Valley, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Mesa, 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 East Valley 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:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

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Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of East Valley, 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

70 Beds

Private rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Courtyard

Activities for daily living area w/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath

Amputee clinic

Outdoor gardening

Interpreter services

Support groups

Tours available

Student observation hours

Volunteers

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We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Amputee Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee 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.

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

2023 Stroke Center of Excellence Winner

The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify. 

Leadership and Staff

Beth Bacher
BETH BACHER

Interim CEO

Beth joined Encompass Health in 2001.

Beth joined Encompass Health in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare management from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona. She supports clinical and administrative efforts while maintaining positive customer relations. Her motivation comes from working with a dynamic team  dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience.

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Kerry Bollman
KERRY BOLLMAN

Human Resources Director

Kerry joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation of East Valley in 2023 as the human resources director.

Kerry joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation of East Valley in 2023 as the human resources director. Kerry has more than 20 years of professional human resource management experience. She is originally from Pennsylvania but has spent the last 10 years in Arizona and Washington State. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Kerry was the human resources manager at Arizona General Hospital and a senior employee and labor relations consultant at Kaiser Permanente. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in labor and industrial relations.

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Samuel Cuadras
SAMUEL CUADRAS JR.

Facilities Management Director

Samuel joined Encompass Health at East Valley as facilities management director in 2017.

Samuel joined Encompass Health at East Valley as facilities management director in 2017. He has more than 18 years of experience managing retail facilities and over nine years of experience in managing healthcare facilities with focus on strategic planning and emergency management systems. He is originally from San Diego and earned his degree from Kearny Mesa college. He supervises the operations at the East Valley location including all buildings sections and grounds, utilities, energy management systems and safety/security systems in order to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for the patients and staff.

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Curtis Huffman
CURTIS HUFFMAN

Area Director of Business Development

Curtis is the area business development director for East Valley and Scottsdale.

Curtis is the area business development director for East Valley and Scottsdale and has oversight of all marketing and communication functions for the hospital. He brings experience in rehabilitation healthcare and proven success in brand positioning and community marketing. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Curtis was the assistant department head with rehabilitation management. Curtis’s previous hospital experience includes, Genesis, Camden Clark Memorial and Charleston Area Medical Center Health System. Curtis is a graduate of Mountain State University with an associate's degree and is a certified occupational therapist.

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Samantha Jimenez
SAMANTHA JIMENEZ, MSN, RN, CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Samantha earned her master’s degree in nursing and executive leadership at Saint Xavier University.

Samantha began her career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of East Valley in 2010 and quickly found her passion for rehabilitation nursing. She has worked in a variety of clinical roles prior to becoming chief nursing officer of Encompass Health East Valley in 2013. Samantha earned her master’s degree in nursing and executive leadership at Saint Xavier University.

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Kathy Lovato
KATHY LOVATO, PT, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Kathy has been practicing in the field of physical therapy for 18 years.

Kathy has been practicing in the field of physical therapy for 18 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in physical education with an interest in sports medicine, she elected to follow a career in physical therapy. She began her career as a physical therapist assistant and certified athletic trainer in 1994, and completed a master’s degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University, Southern California in 2000. Kathy’s passion to help others culminated in receiving her doctorate of physical therapy degree from A.T. Still University in 2008. Kathy’s entire career has been in the adult inpatient and rehabilitation setting. She is a member of the Phoenix Physical Therapy Directors group and the American Physical Therapy Association.

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David Pickles
DAVID PICKLES

Area Chief Financial Officer

David began his career with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of East Valley in June 2017.

David began his career with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of East Valley in June 2017. As a native, born and raised in Mesa, he graduated from Arizona State University with bachelor's degrees in both finance and Japanese. His finance career began in 2003. Since then, he has influenced financial outcomes for various sectors including defense and commercial airlines ultimately finding his passion in the healthcare industry in 2009.

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Katherine Ramirez
KATHERINE RAMIREZ

Director of Quality & Risk

Katherine joined Encompass Health in 2019 as an acute care nurse who later became the infection preventionist.

Katherine holds a master's degree in legal studies with a concentration in compliance and legal risk management from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Katherine’s 16-year nursing career has spanned five states with experience in public health, family care practice, urgent care and most notably in occupational health & safety. She joined Encompass Health in 2019 as an acute care nurse who later became the infection preventionist and continues to serve on the diversity, equity and inclusion team.

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