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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 Institute of Libertyville, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. 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 Institute of Libertyville 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.
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Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our institute has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies, as needed.
*As an inpatient rehabilitation services provider, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville does not have an emergency services department.
**The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville, 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:
Our experienced neurorehabilitation team uses innovative technology combined with proven therapy techniques to help patients with brain injuries Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barré syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other conditions that affect the brain and nervous system. Treatments can help with mobility, speech, swallowing, spasticity and cognitive function.
Advanced therapy is crucial to the recovery process after trauma injuries, hip fracture, joint replacement, amputation and other orthopedic injuries. Our clinicians develop care plans that improve mobility and overall function, reduce the risk of falls, educate on wound care and prosthesis and reduce pain so you can live your life to the fullest.
As leaders in stroke rehabilitation, we help patients adjust to and treat the mental and physical effects of stroke, with the goal of regaining their greatest level of independence. Our experts help identify your needs and improve complications commonly associated with stroke such as slurred speech, one-sided weakness, neuropathy, spasticity and loss of cognitive function.
Rehabilitation for spinal cord injury is complex and multifaceted. Our approach is powered by a team of highly skilled clinicians using adaptive techniques and therapies to meet the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of patients. In our specialized program, patients work toward a great level of function that may also include respiratory therapy and a bowel and bladder management program.
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Chief Executive Officer
Gemma started her career with Encompass Health in 2008 as an inpatient physical therapist.
Gemma started her career with Encompass Health in 2008 as an inpatient physical therapist. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in health science and her master’s degree in physical therapy from Northern Illinois University. She is a spinal cord injury specialist and a certified case manager. Gemma served in many roles in her tenure at Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute, including outpatient therapy team lead, director of case management and director of therapy operations, before transitioning to the role of CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville in June 2023. Gemma strongly believes that successful patient outcomes are built upon an engaged workforce that is dedicated to getting patients back to their community and prior level of function.
Dr. Stephen Talty is a board certified rehabilitation physician who has previously served as medical director of VanMatre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute in Rockford, IL. He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Xavier University and completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He also completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern/McGaw Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Talty is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Pharmacy
Dr. Nicole Copley has over a decade of experience, earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University.
Dr. Nicole Copley has over a decade of experience, earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. She has worked within multiple communities in a retail setting, mail order environment, and her greatest passion - rehabilitation hospitals. Dr. Copley is licensed in nine states and is anticoagulation certified, antibiotic stewardship certified, and has a passion for improving transitional care for our patients. Dr. Copley has been with Encompass Health since 2018, having previously worked for VanMatre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute in Rockford, IL.
Director of Quality & Risk
Erin has been working in the healthcare industry since 2004.
Erin has been working in the healthcare industry since 2004. Her background is in occupational therapy, and she spent 15 years in leadership helping her teams reach successful patient outcomes. She earned a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on healthcare administration from Western Governors University. Erin is passionate about the healthcare industry, and she takes pride in knowing that as the director of quality and risk, she plays a major role in helping the staff provide safe and quality care in alignment with strategic goals.
Chief Nursing Officer
Svetlana started as a chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville in November 2021.
Svetlana started as a chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville in November 2021, bringing more than 15 years of acute inpatient rehabilitation experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in english philology from Kazan State Pedagogical University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from North Park University. Additionally, she earned her master’s degree in nursing administration and a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University. She is a member of both National and Illinois Associations of Rehabilitation Nurses and has been a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse since 2010.
Director of Therapy Operations
Melissa joined Encompass Health in 2011 and has held roles of physical therapist, IP therapy team lead, and director of therapy operations.
Melissa joined Encompass Health in 2011 and has held roles of physical therapist, IP therapy team lead, and director of therapy operations. Melissa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and then received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University.
Human Resources Director
Betty joined Encompass Health as human resources director in September 2007.
Betty joined Encompass Health as human resources director in September 2007. She has been a human resources professional since 2003 with experience in all areas of the human resources function including recruitment and retention, staff development, employee engagement, employee relations, benefits administration, performance management, employment law and compliance and workplace safety. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management. She also has her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP.
Business Development Director
Amy has spent the past eight years in the post-acute healthcare space within skilled nursing and rehabilitation settings.
Before joining Encompass Health as the business development director in November of 2021, Amy Torres spent the past eight years in the post-acute healthcare space within skilled nursing and rehabilitation settings. Her experience includes: hospital liaison, regional director of business development, with a career highlight participating in the grand opening of a brand new skilled nursing and rehab facility. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University and immediately began her career in sales and marketing.