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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. We serve the greater Austin area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain 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 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

60 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Pet friendly

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.

Oncology Rehabilitation

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

2021 Stroke Center of Excellence winner

The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify. 

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.

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.

  • Outside patio with round tables and chairs for seating and dining.
  • Railing with views of lawn.
  • Doors and windows leading to inside of hospital.
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L2 - Lobby
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on one side of entrance doors.
  • Computer on desk with chair.
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  • Multiple flower beds.
  • Rectangular courtyard surrounded by brick wall and trees and an outdoor area for therapy.
  • Ramp leading to the therapy gym.
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  • Large tables and chairs for dining.
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  • Open room with the nurse's station and hallways leading off.
  • Open room with the nurse's station and seating area.
  • Seating area for observation with a TV.
  • Seating area with a scale and a door leading outside.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology such as parallel bars.
  • Therapy beds line walls and window for individual therapy sessions.
  • Room divided in to two therapy spaces.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
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L8 - Pool
  • Swimming poo in a room surrounded by windows.
  • Life gaurd stand and general swimming equipment.
  • Entryway to the pool.
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  • Single patient bed with nightstand and large window.
  • Alcove with couch and chairs for sitting with picture on wall and large window.
  • Desks with chairs and cork board and a safe on desktop.
  • Closet space between two desktop workstations.
  • Sink opposite of desk workspace.
  • Bathroom with toilet, shower and accessibility seats and door for privacy.
  • Doorway leading to hall.

Leadership and staff

Lauren Suarez
Lauren Suarez

Chief Executive Officer

Lauren Suarez, chief executive officer, is a healthcare executive with 10 years of experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior patient outcomes.

Lauren Suarez, chief executive officer, is a healthcare executive with 10 years of experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior patient outcomes. She previously held hospital CEO roles for several national post-acute care companies. Lauren earned her MPH in healthcare management from Emory University as well as a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Florida. Lauren’s commitment is to continue to have Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin be the best place for patients to be cared for and employees to work.

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Laura Gray M.D
LAURA GRAY, M.D

Medical Director

Laura Gray, M.D., board certified physiatrist and medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin since 2015.

Laura Gray, M.D., board certified physiatrist and medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin since 2015, has been serving the rehabilitation community for more than 30 years. Dr. Gray received her undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, medical school in Galveston Texas at the University and completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Gray is an independent private practice physician.

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Rabih Chahine
RABIH CHAHINE

Director of Pharmacy

Rabih Chahine is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin.

Rabih Chahine is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin. He is the medication therapy expert responsible for the overall clinical, operational, staffing and inventory functions of the pharmacy department and its professional growth within the hospital.  Rabih received his Bachelor of Science in health sciences from the American University of Beirut. He attended the pharmacy school at the Lebanese American University where he received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002. Rabih is a licensed pharmacist registered in multiple states and his experience spans across hospital, community and corporate pharmacy operation settings. For most of his career he has held pharmacy leadership roles and has extensive experience as a clinical, compounding, immunizing and administrative pharmacist. He is passionate about patient care, as well as the rise of technology in healthcare and its application to pharmacy.

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Derrick Fegan
DERRICK FEGAN

Director of Facilities Management

Derrick has more than 15 years of construction and facilities management experience.

Derrick has more than 15 years of construction and facilities management experience. He joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin in April 2021. Prior to this, he worked in acute care hospitals, assisted living and behavioral health facilities. Derrick is a former fire fighter and has a strong understanding of all life safety systems. Derrick is passionate about maintaining the safest and cleanest environment for everyone that comes into our building.

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Anne Guerra
ANNE GUERRA

Director of Quality

Anne Guerra brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience and expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin.

Anne Guerra brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience and expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin. Anne is a Desert Storm Veteran with more than 16 years clinical and management experience. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s in health administration from University of Texas in San Antonio.

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Carlin Harshbarger
CLARLIN HARSHBARGER

Chief Nursing Officer

Clarlin is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin.

Clarlin is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin. She is a strong nurse leader with almost 10 years of nursing experience. Her diverse background ranges from acute care, infection prevention, employee health, quality and rehabilitation. Clarlin holds two bachelor’s degrees-- a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nursing with a focus on executive leadership from Chamberlain University. Clarlin’s passion for rehabilitation began in 2014 as a bedside nurse. Through the years Clarlin has grown her career and leadership abilities as house supervisor then nurse manager and ultimately chief nursing officer. Her passion for the nursing profession grew during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clarlin strives to maintain quality patient outcomes, employee engagement and patient satisfaction.

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Marci Julian
MARCI JULIAN

Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator

Marci began her career in healthcare in 2012 as a certified occupational therapy assistant working in inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings.

Marci began her career in healthcare in 2012 as a certified occupational therapy assistant working in inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings. She brings her clinical knowledge and problem-solving skills gained as a working therapist to the role of PASC. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in management from Texas A&M University and associate degree in occupational therapy assistant from Austin Community College. She holds Neuro-IFRAH and LSVT Big certifications and has a passion for working with neurological patients.

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Liz Markland
LIZ MARKLAND

Director of Therapy Operations

Liz has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin since 2009 as a speech therapist and team lead.

Liz has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin since 2009 as a speech therapist and team lead. She is passionate about therapy, ensuring the highest outcomes in our patients and promoting growth in her therapists. Liz oversees many of the disease-specific specialty programs, including stroke and oncology. She is a preceptor for new directors and a member of the National Therapy Leadership Board. Liz received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.

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Kathy Meotti
KATHY BOZEMAN

Controller

Kathy has more than 20 years of accounting and management experience. She has spent the past 12 years in healthcare, having worked in hospice, home health and inpatient rehabilitation settings.

Kathy has more than 20 years of accounting and management experience. She has spent the past 12 years in healthcare, having worked in hospice, home health and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She joined Encompass Health in 2015 at the Central Business Office in Brooksville, Fla. and transferred to the South Austin rehabilitation hospital in May 2016. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Leo University in Fla.

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Michael Randolph
MICHAEL RANDOLPH

Director of Human Resources

Michael brings more than 10 years of human resource experience to Encompass Health Austin.

Michael brings more than 10 years of human resource experience to Encompass Health Austin. He values employees and is dedicated to providing them support and meeting their needs. Michael graduated in 2008 from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a bachelor's degree in communication studies.

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Lauren Sinnott
Lauren Sinnott

Certified Case Management Director

Lauren began her healthcare career 10 years ago as a certified occupational therapy assistant.

Lauren began her healthcare career 10 years ago as a certified occupational therapy assistant. She has worked in multiple states across the country, in various settings including inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term acute care hospitals and home health. Lauren started with Encompass Health in 2015 and transitioned to case management in 2017. She received her certification in case management in 2019. Lauren’s background in therapy allows her to bring an unique perspective to the discharge process which cultivates a successful interdisciplinary approach.

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