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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Gadsden, our inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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

Televisions

Telephones

Tours available

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Nonsmoking

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Support groups

Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

2021 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. 

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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.

L0 - Lobby
  • Adjoined lobby area with two hallways leading to various parts of the facility.
  • Main lobby showing seating, a large picture window, and a receptionist desk.
  • Multiple, automatic sliding door entries leading to the main lobby.
  • Curbside drop off directly in front of the automatic doors leading to the main lobby.
  • Roundabout drive-thru with canopied, curbside parking. The canopy is held up by two brick pillars that serve as an island in the roundabout.
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  • Hospital floor with two hallways and desk for Nurses and doctors.
  • Area includes three hallways to various hospital areas.
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  • Large open room housing various therapy technologies and equipment.
  • Area for standard exercise equipment used for physical and occupational therapy available.
  • Multiple tables throughout the room used for therapy techniques.
  • Small apartment is recreated with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry machines to assist in therapy for daily life activities.
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L3 - Courtyard
  • Outdoor patio area for therapy and relaxation.
  • Smal stairs and benches availabel for wlaking or sitting outside.
  • Garden area with raised dirt bed and ground level planting.
  • Gazebo with table, chairs, and shade.
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  • Patient room with hospital bed.
  • Small desk area with chairs next to closet for storing personal belongings.
  • Sink with hot, cold, soap dispensers and paper towels in room.
  • Window ith view and television for patient use.

Hospital happenings

Encompass Health celebrates the independence day of patients when they discharge back into the community. Wanda Beville came to Encompass Health Gadsden after suffering a stroke.

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Knowing the signs of stroke could help save your own life or the life of a loved one. Dixon Hayes, who works as a full time photographer at Fox 6 News in Birmingham, knows this story all too well. He first started experiencing balance issues and dizziness in late April, and several days later he experienced slurred speech, left sided weakness and difficulty walking.

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Dixon Hayes

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April was an exciting month! Therapy dog, Gracie, got to celebrate her 5th birthday at Encompass Health Gadsden. All the staff and patients love Gracie and are so glad she is part of the Encompass Health family.

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Therapy dog, Gracie

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Our team is still participating in the Gadsden Heart Walk, just in a different setting. #gadsdenheartwalk #ahaalabama

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Gadsden staff walking

Leadership and staff

Liz Mahon, CEO
Liz Mahon DPT, MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Liz Mahon was named chief executive officer of Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in June 2021.

Liz Mahon was named chief executive officer of Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in June 2021 and brings more than 25 years’ healthcare leadership experience in acute care, outpatient, home health and inpatient rehabilitation settings to the role. Liz holds a doctor of physical therapy from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas. In addition, she is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Amarabalan Rajendran, MD
AMARABALAN RAJENDRAN, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Rajendran, an independent practice physician, will work with clinicians and other staff members to create a care plan designed to meet the needs of each patient.

Dr. Rajendran serves as the medical director at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden. Previously, he served as the medical director at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Rome, GA. Dr. Rajendran received his medical degree from Sri Ramachandra University (A Harvard Medical International Affiliated Institution in southern India). He completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Raj brings a wealth of experience in acute care, long term acute care, palliative care, and inpatient rehabilitation. He places a lot of emphasis on integrating medical treatment with lifestyle changes, nutritional, mental and emotional health to complement evidence-based practice.

Dr. Rajendran is an independent private practice physician.

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Leslie Davis
LESLIE DAVIS

Director of Case Management

Leslie brings 23 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden.

Leslie brings 23 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden. In 2013, she transferred to Encompass Health Gadsden from HealthSouth Lakeshore in Birmingham, Alabama, where she held multiple roles as a staff nurse, weekend nurse supervisor and PPS coordinator. She began her career at HealthSouth Gadsden as a case manager and was promoted to the director position in 2016. Leslie is a Certified Case Manger and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and is currently furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Ginny Herane
Ginny Herane, RN-BSN, MHN, CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Ginny has more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare setting.

Ginny has more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare setting. She began her career with Encompass Health in 2015 as a floor nurse and then serving in the role of charge nurse, supervisor, admission nurse and wound care coordinator. She relocated to Gadsden in 2021 as the chief nursing officer. Ginny obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from Arkansas State University and her master's degree in hospital administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport, she also obtained her Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing in 2018.

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Trevor Lancaster
Trevor Lancaster

Director of Pharmacy

Trevor was named director of pharmacy for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in July 2021.

Trevor was named director of pharmacy for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in July 2021. He brings more than 10 years of pharmacy experience in areas including hospital, retail, chemotherapy and compounding. He has practiced for four years as a licensed pharmacist in a hospital setting. Trevor completed his undergraduate courses at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Samford University.

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Janet Reason
JANET REASON

Director of Therapy Operations

Janet has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden since 2002 and has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient departments.

Janet has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden since 2002 and has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient departments. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation. Janet graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services and received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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Hunter Robinson
Hunter Robinson

Business Development Director

Hunter began her nursing career with Gadsden Regional Medical Center, where she was employed for 10 years.

Hunter began her nursing career with Gadsden Regional Medical Center, where she was employed for 10 years. She graduated from Gadsden State Community College with her nursing degree in May 2011. In July 2011, she became a staff nurse and employee health nurse with the occupational health clinic. A few years later, she was promoted to the director of occupational health. As director, she earned her certifications in DOT, CAOHC and spirometry training. In January 2018, she began her career with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, as a rehab liaison. In this position, Hunter was cross-trained as a hybrid liaison, working in the field, as well as an admissions liaison, within the admissions office. She trained co-workers in the rehab and admissions liaison role and in August 2021 was appointed to the interim BDD position before taking on the position full time.

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Phillip Stinson
Phillip Stinson

Director of Facilities Management

Phil has more than 39 years of plant operations experience and has served for over 13 years as a director in an acute hospital.

Phil has more than 39 years of plant operations experience and has served for over 13 years as a director in an acute hospital. He joined Encompass Health Gadsden in 2015 and works to oversee security and is a safety officer member of the Alabama Society of HealthCare Engineers (ALSHE).

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Melisa Vickers
Melissa Vickers

Controller

Melissa joined Encompass Health Gadsden in 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in acute and rehabilitation healthcare settings.

Melissa joined Encompass Health Gadsden in 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in acute and rehabilitation healthcare settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University. Melissa is also a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.

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Rhonda Young
RHONDA YOUNG

Human Resources Director

Rhonda joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2015 as Human Resources Director.

Rhonda joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2015 as Human Resources Director. Rhonda has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and recruitment having previously worked with Health Management Associates at the hospital and corporate level and Tenet Healthcare.

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