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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Rockford, Illinois, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain and spinal cord injury 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 institute 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 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.
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Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer joined Encompass Health in October 2021 as the inaugural CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville. Jennifer previously worked in both acute and post-acute operations in a number of Chicago healthcare and hospital systems. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development and social policy, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University. Jennifer holds Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification with a focus on healthcare. She recently obtained her master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University. In addition, she belongs to the Chicago Health Executives Forum where she has served as a board member, and she is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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.
Michael joined as Controller of Encompass Health of Libertyville in November 2021.
Michael joined as controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville in November 2021, bringing more than 25 years of healthcare financial management and operations to the team. Prior to assuming this role, he worked in several healthcare settings include acute care, post-acute care and behavioral health serving as senior financial, senior accounting and senior operation roles. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Loyola University of Chicago.
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.
Facilities Mangement Director
John is a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force with 17 years of building engineering and project management experience.
John is a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force with 17 years of building engineering and project management experience. He has worked as a director of maintenance in the healthcare sector for the past eight years. John began his career at a skilled nursing facility for two years before opening an assisted living/memory care community. John’s focus at Encompass Health will be team development, safety, and regulatory compliance. With any role John has served in, he has maintained his Air Force core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.” He has been certified in HVAC 608 and 609 for refrigeration and holds ASE certifications. He earned a degree in political science from the Air Force.
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.
Director of Case Management
Samantha joined Encompass Health as director of case management in December 2021.
Samantha joined Encompass Health as director of case management in December 2021. Prior to this role, Samantha spent 10 years working in case management at an acute inpatient hospital in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Illinois State University and master’s degree in social work from Loyola University. She obtained her LCSW in 2014 and her ACM-SW in 2019.
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