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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Largo, we serve the greater Tampa area as a leading provider of 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

70 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Volunteers

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.

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. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

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
  • 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.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs.
  • Gazebo for patients and visitors to rest and relax together and grill.
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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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  • Activities of daily living suite is a recreated bedroom area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Bedroom has bed, nightstand, and small desk and chair.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
  • Desk with chair and computer next to bookcase with books to borrow.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.

Hospital Happenings

The benefits of continuing education for all healthcare professionals is to increase highly skilled staff, maintain our magnificent reputation and ensure better patient outcomes. Two of our physical therapists here at Encompass Health Largo completed weekend-long virtual conferences about neuro development treatment for stroke and brain injury.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo

virtual conferences about neuro development treatment

Hospital Happenings

Please join us in giving a round of applause to our program leads who have demonstrated their dedication through tireless work to ensure we provide exceptional care to our patients. We proudly display The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation and hip fracture rehabilitation.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo

Please join us in giving a round of applause to our program leads who have demonstrated their dedication through tireless work to ensure we provide exceptional care to our patients.

Hospital Happenings

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!! The American Occupational Therapy Association defines an occupational therapist as someone who "helps people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

Leadership and staff

Molly Arau
Molly Arau

Chief Executive Officer

Molly brings more than 30 years of nursing expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo.

Molly brings more than 30 years of nursing expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo. She has held various leadership positions throughout her career including executive roles in acute care hospitals as chief nursing officer. Most recently, Molly worked for Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill as the associate administrator. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Capella University and her master’s degree in nursing from Franklin Pierce University.

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Kevin Creed
Dr. Kevin Creed

Medical director

Dr. Creed is board certified through the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Kevin Creed earned his medical degree in 2004 from Howard University in Washington, D.C.  He completed his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 2008 at The University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Creed is board certified through the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Creed is an independent private practice physician.

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Nicole Gow
Nicole Gow

Director of Quality and Risk

Nicole joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo as a registered nurse and has also previously served as the hospital educator and infection preventionist.

Nicole has been with Encompass Health since 2016. She joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo as a registered nurse and has also previously served as the hospital educator and infection preventionist. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. She is a certified rehabilitation registered nurse and holds a certification in infection prevention and control. Nicole is a leader, committed to quality outcomes and positive patient experiences.

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Judith Johnson
Judith E. Johnson

Director Financial Services

Since 1990, Judith has served as controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo.

Since 1990, Judith has served as controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo. She earned a degree in accounting from Churchman’s Business College and has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare financial systems management.

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Eric Messersmith
Eric Messersmith

Director of Plant Operations

As the director of plant operations, Eric supports hospital frontline staff providing environmental control, equipment functionality and campus safety.

As the director of plant operations, Eric supports hospital frontline staff providing environmental control, equipment functionality and campus safety. Prior to joining the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Largo, Eric worked for two HCA hospitals as the manager of facilities. He brings more than 25 years of electrical experience as a journeyman electrician through the IBEW and United States Navy. Eric has a degree in electrical engineering technology (EEET) and has several certifications in his area of expertise.

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Jouni Zidbeck
Jouni Zidbeck

Director of Therapy Operations

Jouni joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo in 2015, bringing a background in various hospital settings including emergency medical services and acute care to his role.

Jouni joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo in 2015, bringing a background in various hospital settings including emergency medical services and acute care to his role. He received a bachelor’s degree in medical anthropology and master’s degree in physical therapy from University of North Dakota. He later earned a clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2011 and master’s in business administration from University of South Florida in 2014.

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