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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Florence, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Florence and serving the Pee Dee area, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture, spinal cord 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

88 Beds

Nonsmoking

Telephones

Televisions

Cafeteria

Free WiFi

Pet friendly

Student observation hours

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Courtyard

Day room

Tours available

See our hospital

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 with magazine racks and luggage carts.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
  • Computer on desk with chair/
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  • Large tables and chairs for dining.
  • Small round tables and chairs for dining.
  • Television and artwork on walls.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks.
  • Hot and cold buffet style food bars.
  • Fountain drink and hot drink machines available in cafeteria.
  • Station with plasticware, straws and napkins.
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  • Room with couches and chairs to sit.
  • Upright piano against wall.
  • Doorway leading to hallway.
  • Small round tables with chairs.
  • Wall that has drink and snack vending machines and microwave.
  • Door that leads to outside patio.
  • Bookshelf with various reading materials.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Outside patio with round tables and chairs for seating and dining.
  • Railing with views of lawn.
  • Doors and windows leading to inside of hospital.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology such as parallel bars.
  • Therapy beds line walls for individual therapy sessions.
  • Room divided in to two therapy spaces.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Circular courtyard surrounded by brick wall and trees.
  • Multiple raised flower beds.
  • Round table and chairs for seating and dining.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Alcove with couch and chairs for sitting with picture on wall and large window.
  • Desks with chairs and cork board and a safe on desktop.
  • Closet space between two desktop workstations.
  • Sink opposite of desk workspace.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.
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  • Room with two patient beds and nightstands with curtain divider and chair.
  • Wall lined with two dressers, two desktops and two safes for personal items.
  • Large windows on one wall.
  • Wheelchair against wall.
  • Sink opposite of wheelchair.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.
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  • Room with patient bed, nightstand and chair.
  • Wall lined with dresser, desktop and safe for personal items.
  • Large windows on one wall.
  • Wheelchair against wall.
  • Sink opposite of wheelchair.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.

Leadership and Staff

Brian Nunn
Brian Nunn

Chief Executive Officer

Brian has more than 20 years of experience in leading hospital operations throughout the Carolinas.

Brian has more than 20 years of experience in leading hospital operations throughout the Carolinas. Most of his experience has been serving at the executive leadership level in acute care for both for-profit and not for profit organizations. Brian received his initial leadership training as an officer in the United States Navy. Prior to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, he was employed by Novant Health and Community Health Systems as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. He has extensive experience at developing and enhancing clinical programs, quality improvement programs and care management programs. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and master’s degrees in business administration and health care administration from Pfeiffer University.

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Dr. Dean Lorenz
Dr. Dean Lorenz

Medical Director

Dr. Lorenz comes to Encompass Health Florence with more than 15 years of experience as a medical director of an inpatient rehabilitation hospital.

Dr. Lorenz comes to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Florence with more than 15 years of experience as a medical director of an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation specializing in spasticity management and electromyography (EMG).

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Dana Browder
Dana Browder

Director of Quality

As the director of quality, Dana is responsible for maintaining the hospital's compliance with state and federal standards, quality of patient care and patient safety.

As the director of quality, Dana is responsible for maintaining the hospital's compliance with state and federal standards, quality of patient care and patient safety. With expertise in nursing management and quality improvement, she brings almost 15 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Florence. Dana received an associate's degree in nursing from Central Carolina Technical College.

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Lafreda Doctor
Lafreda Doctor

Director of Human Resources

Lafreda joined Encompass Health Florence, formerly HealthSouth, in 2018 with more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources Management.

Lafreda joined Encompass Health Florence, formerly HealthSouth, in 2018 with more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources Management. She has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Lafreda is a member of the national Society of Human Resources management. Lafreda and her husband have two children.

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Catherine Edwards
Catherine Edwards

Director of Therapy Operations

Catherine Edwards MHSA, OTR/L, studied at the Medical University of South Carolina for her undergraduate and graduate studies.

Catherine Edwards MHSA, OTR/L, studied at the Medical University of South Carolina for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She graduated in 1987 in occupational therapy and finished her master’s degree in health service administration in 1993. Catherine’s clinical background includes inpatient rehabilitation for direct patient care and healthcare management as well as 18 additional years’ of experience specializing in hand and upper extremity injuries.

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Ann Spearman
Ann Spearman

Director of Case Management

Ann has worked in the healthcare field for 22 years.

Ann has worked in the healthcare field for 22 years. She has worked in many departments of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, including four years as a marketing representative and two years in admissions. Ann joined the case management department in August 2009 and now oversees the daily operations of case management; ensuring services are delivered to meet the needs of patients and families. Ann received her bachelor's degree from Francis Marion College.

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Ronda Sweet
Ronda Sweet

Chief Nursing Officer

Ronda has 20 years of nursing acute care experience in profit and non-profit hospitals.

Ronda has 20 years of nursing acute care experience in profit and non-profit hospitals. She received her doctorate in nursing from Walden University in 2016 and is certified in executive nursing practice from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. Ronda has experience in successfully leading teams to improve patient outcomes by providing evidence-based quality care. Ronda and her husband of 29 years have two sons and one daughter. 

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Jackie Young
Jackie Young

Controller

Jackie has been the controller for Encompass Health Florence since March 2015.

Jackie has been the controller for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Florence since March 2015. In her role, she oversees the following departments, HIMS, purchasing, accounts payable and Payroll. Jackie has been in the healthcare environment within a hospital for more than 20 years holding various financial management positions. She is a graduate of Francis Marion University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with emphasis in management. She was a member and actively involved with South Carolina HFMA for more than eight years and served on the board. Jackie has two daughters and resides in Lake City with her husband.

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