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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Gulfport and serving the surrounding area including Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Long Beach and Diamond Head, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture, 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

43 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Cafeteria

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

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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.

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.

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
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
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  • Room with couches and chairs to sit.
  • Day room is open to the hallway.
  • Small round tables with chairs.
  • Bookshelf with various reading materials and a TV.
  • Windows lining wall with potted plants on the table.
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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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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Alcove with couch and chairs for sitting with picture on wall and a window.
  • 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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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Alcove with couch and chairs for sitting with picture on wall and a window.
  • 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.

Hospital happenings

Happy National Nurses Week to our amazing nurses. Every day is your day, but this week is specially set aside for you! We appreciate all that you do for our patients and staff. Thank you for all your help, support and compassion. We asked Meghan Dunn, nurse supervisor, what she enjoys most about being a nurse. “I find it to be a challenging and fulfilling job where I’m using critical thinking skills and I get to help patients, as well,” she said.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

Nurses Week

Hospital happenings

We would like to welcome Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Level 1 nursing students to our hospital! These are first semester nursing students who are completing their very first day of clinicals at our hospital. We are so thankful to provide important insight and practice that will improve their future patient care.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

Nursing students

Hospital happenings

Congratulations to Mr. Little Thompson for completing his rehabilitation journey. He’s ringing the bell in honor of his independence day. He said the best thing about being at Encompass Health was the treatment from therapy staff. “I really enjoyed the therapy staff,” he said. “They worked very well with me and have helped me a lot.”

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

Little Thompson

Hospital happenings

At the end of March, we hosted a farewell gathering for our CEO, Amber Hester. Although we are sad to have to say goodbye, we’re excited about Amber’s future opportunities. She has been an integral part of our hospital’s accomplishments. Thank you for everything, Amber! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

At the end of March, we hosted a farewell gathering for our CEO, Amber Hester.

Hospital happenings

We celebrated National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 15-19. Staff and patients were encouraged to fill out a patient safety sign and take a picture by the backdrop. We provided popcorn and goodie bags to patients and staff as well.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

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Gulfport National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Hospital happenings

This week our employees line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Pharmacy Director Kaitlin Truong administers the vaccine to Alicia Johnson, a register nurse at our hospital. Alicia said she’s relieved that she finally received vaccine.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

Covid vaccine administered at Encompass Health Gulfport

Hospital happenings

To bring some festivity to our halls, our hospital hosted a door decorating contest. Our patients and employees each got one vote for their favorite door.

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Merry Christmas

Hospital happenings

Our employee of the quarter recognition is awarded to Ian Odom. Living our core values, Ian sets the standard, leads with empathy, does what’s right, focuses on the positive and believes we are stronger together. Ian is very sociable around our facility and everyone loves his outgoing personality. Congratulations Ian on such a deserving award. He is pictured with our Associate Administrator Mark Studdard.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

 Ian

Hospital happenings

On behalf of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Gulfport, we would like to say Happy Veterans Day to all who have served including our patients and team members. We are so honored to have several amazing veterans working here on our staff. With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude. Thank you to all Veterans!

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

Happy Veterans day

Hospital happenings

Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, people around the world look for ways to raise awareness. This includes buying pink clothing with breast-cancer-related slogans, wearing pink ribbon pins, participating in marathons and more. Encompass Health wears pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink is stronger than you think!

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

 Gulfport celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness month

Professionally accredited

Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Leadership and staff

Mark Studdard
Mark L. Studdard

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Studdard was named interim chief executive officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport in April 2021.

Mark Studdard was named interim chief executive officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport in April 2021. Prior to joining Encompass Health , Mark served in several vice president roles at Magnolia Regional Health Center from 2004 - 2020. He received his bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Georgia Southern University and completed his clinical rotations at the University of Kentucky. Mark achieved his master‘s degree in administration from Northern Arizona University and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Lee Voulters
Lee Voulters, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Voulters is a neurologist practicing at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and is the first internationally trained president of MSMA. 

Dr. Voulters is a neurologist practicing at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Dr. Voulters grew up in the United Kingdom attending medical school at the University of London and later completing his MBA at George Mason University. His training included serving as house physician and later house surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital in London and as chief resident in neurology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He completed his fellowship in movement disorders at the Neurological Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He is the first internationally trained president of MSMA.

Dr. Voulters is an independent private practice physician.

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Laura Cirone
Laura Cirone

Director of Human Resources

Laura Cirone brings almost 30 years of human resources management experience to Encompass Health.
Laura Cirone brings almost 30 years of human resources management experience to Encompass Health’s Gulfport location, where she was hired as human resources director in April 2019. Laura relocated to the Gulf Coast with her family from Northern Illinois where she was HR (human resources) manager for a critical access hospital for the past five years. Prior to that, Laura spent almost 25 years as an HR manager in the manufacturing sector, working for several Fortune 500 companies. Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Northern Illinois University and her MBA from Illinois State University.
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Yvette Folse
Yvette Folse

Medical Director

Dr. Folse is a PM&R physician with more than 20 years experience.

Dr. Folse is a PM&R physician with more than 20 years experience. She attended Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center in New Orleans and went on to complete her residency at LSU. She is board certified in both PM&R and sports medicine. She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages.

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Jacqueline Lipski
Jacqueline Lipski

Director of Therapy

Jacquie brings more than 20 years of rehabilitation experience to Encompass Health.
Jacquie Lipski earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University prior to graduating with honors from the University of Western Ontario with her Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences degree in occupational therapy. Jacquie brings more than 20 years of rehabilitation experience to our Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport team. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two daughters. Outside of work, she greatly enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and volunteering for school and community organizations.
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Jennifer Mackenzie
Jennifer Mackenzie

Director of Case Management

Jennifer has more than 20 years of social work experience and with the last 14 years working in case management in a hospital setting.
Jennifer has more than 20 years of social work experience and with the last 14 years working in case management in a hospital setting. She earned her master’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi in 2009 in social work. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, sewing/crafts, and doing a wide variety of activities. 
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Muriel Osburn
Muriel Osburn

Controller

For the past 11 years, Muriel’s focus has been in healthcare finance and accounting.
For the past 11 years, Muriel’s focus has been in healthcare finance and accounting. She has experience working in physician services, acute-care and revenue cycle. Most recently, she served as division controller for HCA/Parallon Business Solutions where she was responsible for the revenue cycle for 14 acute-care locations throughout San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Her favorite part of healthcare finance is primary focus on the patients and those that care for them. Muriel earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting with double major in finance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.
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Kristy Sargent
Kristy Sargent

Business Development Director

Kristy joins Encompass Health with 18 years of experience in healthcare sales and marketing.
Kristy joins Encompass Health Gulfport, formerly HealthSouth, with 18 years of experience in healthcare sales and marketing. Before coming to Encompass Health, she worked with Singing River Health System in physician relations and business development. For more than six years, she worked strategically on service line growth and building referring relationships on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Prior to this, she worked as a senior pharmaceutical sales representative for Merck & Co. Kristy received her degree in communications/public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.  When not working, she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, travel, exercise and painting. 
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Linda Stovall
Linda Stovall

Director of Quality and Risk

Linda Stovall brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation.
Linda Stovall was named director of quality and risk of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport in March 2017. Linda has a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy and brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. Prior to joining to the Encompass Health in this role, Linda served as the program manager for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. In her role as program manager she facilitated Joint Commission and CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditations, compliance with federal/state guidelines, and managed the quality and risk reporting process with an emphasis on safety and positive patient focused outcomes. She lives in Long Beach, Miss. with her husband and enjoys time with friends and family, community volunteering, and traveling. 
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