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Welcome to Encompass Health Harmarville

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 Harmarville, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Pittsburgh, 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 Harmarville 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 Harmarville, 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

60 Private Rooms

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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.

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

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.

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

2024 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

Michelle Cunningham
Michelle Cunningham

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle brings 26 years of healthcare leadership expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville.

Michelle brings 26 years of healthcare leadership expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville. A Greensburg native, she graduated from Seton Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. She received a master’s degree in business administration from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. Michelle served as CEO of an acute care community hospital for 18 years and as the interim CEO for a for profit behavioral health hospital. She is honored and excited to begin her new journey at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville.

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James Kreshon
James Kreshon, Jr., D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Kreshon is a specialist in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Kreshon is a specialist in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation with a focus on orthopedic, geriatric and amputee rehabilitation. He is the former medical director for the rehabilitation unit at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kreshon currently serves on the executive board as the vice president for ChoiceCare Physicians. He has been a member of the medical staff at Encompass Health Harmarville and a member of ChoiceCare Physicians group practice since 2001. Dr. Kreshon has been on active staff at the West Penn Allegheny Health System, Suburban Campus, since 2001. He is also on staff at various area hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Kreshon completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a member of multiple professional societies and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kreshon is an independent private practice physician.

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George Berger
GEORGE BERGER

Controller

George has been the hospital’s controller since 2009.

George has been the hospital’s controller since 2009. He has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. George holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Francis University and is a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School.

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Beth Boyle
BETH BOYLE

Director of Pharmacy

Beth is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville.

Beth serves as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville. She has more than 25 years of experience as a pharmacist, receiving her bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She mentors pharmacy students from Duquesne University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Beth is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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Kathy Grills
Kathy Grills

Human Resources Director

Kathy joins Encompass Health with more than 20 years of progressive human resources experience in the health care industry.

Kathy joins Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville with more than 20 years of progressive human resources experience in the health care industry. Her expertise is in employee relations, performance management and employee engagement. She received her undergraduate degree in social work from Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Arts from LaRoche College in human resource management.

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Lisa Hopkins
LISA HOPKINS, OTR/L

Area Business Development Director

Lisa is the area business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville.

Lisa is the area business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville. She started her career as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. Since then, she’s held a variety of leadership roles in occupational therapy as well as marketing. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley’s DMO, Lisa was a part of the hospital’s joint marketing team with Encompass Health Harmarville, serving as a marketing liaison covering the Sewickley geographical territory and prior as a rehab liaison covering the South Hills. Prior to joining Encompass Health Sewickley, she served as the manager of occupational therapy for the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Other roles she has held include co-director for the Encompass Health Harmarville 5K Determination Dash, chair of the Pittsburgh Fieldwork Council and member of both the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association. She currently serves as chairperson for the North/West chapter of the MASH (Marketing Admissions Supporting Healthcare) networking group.

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Audrey Lalli
AUDREY LALLI, BSN, RN, CRRN

Director of Quality & Risk

Audrey has been a nurse for more than 44 years.

Audrey has been a nurse for more than 44 years. She has a vast background in the nursing field, including cardiac care, orthopedics, home health, school nursing and assisting in physician offices. Rehabilitation is her calling, and she has worked in this field for over 32 years. Audrey's rehabilitation career began at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville as a staff nurse before progressing to a unit manager and now being the director of quality & risk management. She has been a CRRN for more than 10 years.

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Denise Milliner
Denise Milliner

Certified Case Management Director

Denise has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

Denise has more than 20 years of experience in case management and social work services in the healthcare industry. Prior to working with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville Denise was the director of care management and director of social work services at UPMC Braddock. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology and holds dual master’s degrees in management and technology and business administration from Carlow College. She also holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a board member and the president elect of the American Case Management Association and a member of several other professional organizations.

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Sean Olexo
SEAN OLEXO

Facilities Management Director

Sean joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville in February 2022.

Sean joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville in February 2022. He has close to 30 years of healthcare experience in the fields of maintenance, biomedical equipment technology, information technology and the last five years in facilities management. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Casey Rodak
Casey Rodak

Director of Therapy Operations

Casey has over 20 years experience working at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville.

Casey is the director of therapy operations (DTO) and has over 20 years experience working at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville. Prior to his current position as DTO, Casey was the manager of the occupational therapy department focusing on functional outcomes and maximizing the clinical expertise of staff. Casey started his career as a staff therapist on the neuroscience unit. Then he transferred to the orthopedic unit to function as a team leader. Having graduated from Duquesne with his Master of Occupational Therapy in 1995, Casey continued to be active for 10 years at Duquesne as an adjunct faculty teaching courses in kinesiology, anatomy lab and neuro approaches to treatment. He continues to serve on the clinical advisory board for Chatham University. Casey is also, very active in occupational therapy profession at a national level.

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Eileen Skalski
Eileen Skalski, DNP, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Eileen Skalski serves as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville's chief nursing officer.

Eileen Skalski serves as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville's chief nursing officer. She has 20 years of professional nursing experience including various roles ranging from medical-surgical nursing to nursing leadership and nursing informatics. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing SN and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and her doctorate of nursing practice from Waynesburg University. In the past, she has also served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, for Thomas Edison State University, University of Pittsburgh and Waynesburg University. In addition, she has presented work at various healthcare-related conferences as well as served as a mentor for master’s-level students. 

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