The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
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 North Alabama, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Huntsville, 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 North Alabama 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:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama, 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:
85 Private rooms
Spanish translators available
Student observation hours
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Brent joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in December of 2020 as the hospital’s inaugural CEO. He has dedicated his entire, 23+ year career to healthcare and brings operational experience in acute care, ambulatory surgical care, imaging and inpatient surgery to his role. Before becoming CEO of Encompass Health of Shreveport, he served as the chief operating officer for Parkhill Health in Dallas, Texas. A proven healthcare leader, Brent completed his bachelor’s degree of science in business management and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mitul started at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama in March 2022, and was appointed medical director in April 2022.. He became passionate about the rehabilitation aspect of care and decided to pursue the care for both medicine and rehabilitation for the hospital. Prior to coming to Huntsville, he joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria in July 2019 as a consulting nephrologist. He is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Patel went to medical school at Ross University and trained at Westlake Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago area.
Director of Case Management
Deb has been the director of case management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of 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.
Tyler joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama 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.
Health Information Management Services Director
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.
Facilities Management Director
Brian joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama in October 2021. He has more than 18 years of hospital facilities and construction experience. Brian has been an active member of the Alabama society for healthcare engineers since 2010.
Director of Quality/Risk Management
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.
Human Resources Director
Lei Ann has served as the director of human resources since 2021. She graduated from Athens State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2007. Prior to her employment with Encompass Health, Lei Ann has been working in human resources since 2007 and earned her PHR certification in 2009. She has been a lifelong resident of North Alabama.
Director of Pharmacy
David joined the pharmacy team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama in the fall of 2022. He has been a licensed pharmacist in the state of Alabama for more than eight years. He completed his PharmD at Samford University in 2014 and completed two years of residency training in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill. Following his residency, David returned to Alabama and worked for several years in large, acute-care settings. He is excited about transitioning to the inpatient rehabilitation environment and learning more about providing pharmaceutical care for rehabilitation patients.
Director of Therapy Operations
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).
Business Development Director
Katelyn has been the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama since 2021. She has been with Encompass Health since 2012 working in the nursing and marketing departments. Her education includes a bachelor's degree of science in nursing from The University of Alabama in Huntsville as well as certification in rehabilitation nursing (CRRN).