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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Huntsville, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions. Setting the standard in high-quality care, our hospital holds disease-specific certifications from The Joint Commission in stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation and hip fracture rehabilitation.

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. 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

40 Private rooms

15 Semi-private rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Nonsmoking

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours 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.

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

 
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Small desk with computer and chair in waiting area.
  • There is one hallway leading to main hospital area.
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  • Desk in hospital area for nurses to document in patient area.
  • There are three hallways off the nurse's desk leading to other areas of the hospital. 
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects.
  • Window with exterior views.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, two TVs and multiple chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes next to patient beds for storage.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

Douglas H. Beverly MHSA,MTA
DOUGLAS H. BEVERLY, MHSA, MTA

Chief Executive Officer

Doug has been the chief executive officer at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since April 2000.
Doug has been the chief executive officer at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since April 2000. He has been awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives (Alabama) Regent’s Award, “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” and previously served as chief executive officer for a hospital then recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “100 Most Improved Hospitals in America.” Doug graduated from Auburn University and earned a master’s degree from the University of Alabama. He also received a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Keith Anderson D.O.
KEITH ANDERSON, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Anderson came to Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama as medical director in July 1991.

Dr. Anderson came to Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama as medical director in July 1991. He received his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and also as an independent medical examiner. Dr. Anderson has a broad-based rehabilitation practice including inpatient and outpatient medicine.

* All physicians are independent and are not employees of this hospital.

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Deb Beecham
DEB BEECHAM

Director of Case Management

Deb has been the director of case management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since 2014.

Deb has been the director of case management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since 2014. Deb has been a certified rehabilitation nurse, (CRRN) since 2012 and is also an accredited case manager (ACM). She has been a nurse for more than 30 years. Deb received her bachelor's degree in human services from Martin Methodist College. She has lived in the North Alabama/South Tennessee area for more than 25 years.

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Tyler Deason
TYLER DEASON

Controller

Tyler has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2009 as an inpatient accountant at the corporate office.

Tyler joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2009 as an inpatient accountant at the corporate office. He moved to Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital as an accounting manager in November 2016 to gain knowledge of healthcare industry at the facility level. In January 2018 he transferred to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis as the controller. Then he moved to Encompass Health of North Alabama in Huntsville as controller. He is a graduate from Auburn University class of 2007 and passed the CPA exam in 2012.

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Jana Fowler
JANA FOWLER

Health Information Management Services Director

Jana joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation of North Alabama in 2015.

Jana joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation of North Alabama in 2015. Jana holds bachelor's degrees from Birmingham-Southern College and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jana has over 24 years of varied health information management experience. She earned her juris doctorate from Birmingham school of law. She has maintained her registered health information administrator credential since 1995.

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Phillip Mason RPh
PHILLIP MASON, RPH

Director of Pharmacy

Phillip has been the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since December 2008. 
Phillip has been the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since December 2008 and has recently assumed additional responsibilities of being the southeast regional director of pharmacy for Encompass Health. Prior to his employment with Encompass Health, he has 22 years of retail pharmacy, home health and hospital pharmacy experience. Phillip earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University in 1986.
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Joy McMinn RN,CRRN
JOY MCMINN, RN, CRRN

Director of Nursing

Joy has been the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since 2001.
Joy has been the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since 2001. She has more than 25 years of experience in supervision of patient care activities, nursing and quality management and has been a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) for 4 years. A lifelong resident of north Alabama, Joy received her degrees in nursing from Calhoun Community College and from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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Sharon Mikell
SHARON MIKELL

Director of Human Resources

Sharon has been the director of human resources at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since 2000.
Sharon has been the director of human resources at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since 2000. She has more than 40 years of experience in business, advertising, banking and human resources as well as more than 25 years experience in human resources administration in areas of banking and healthcare. Sharon is a native of Florida and has lived in Alabama for 15 years. Sharon attended the American Institute of Banking in Miami, Florida and Indian River College.
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Erica Rolins
ERICA ROLLINS, RN, CRRN, BSN

Director of Quality/Risk Management

Erica has been the director of quality/risk management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama since 2015.

Erica has been the director of quality/risk management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama since 2015. She has over 24 years of nursing experience in providing and supervising quality nursing care to patients. She has been a certified rehabilitation nurse since 2013. She is a lifelong resident of North Alabama. Erica received her nursing degrees from Calhoun Community College and the University of North Alabama.

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Chelsea Sowards
CHELSEA SOWARDS

Director of Therapy Operations

Chelsea has served as the director of therapy operations since March of 2018.

Chelsea has served as the director of therapy operations since March of 2018. She began her career with Encompass Health in 2011 in Evansville, Indiana and transferred to North Alabama two years later. Chelsea is a graduate of Purdue University and later earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Chelsea has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of brain injury and neurological disorders and earned her certification in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT).

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