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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 Hospital of Bowie, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Bowie, 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 Bowie 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 Bowie, 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:
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie. He has served in progressive leadership roles throughout his career, including quality and risk management and executive nursing leadership. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He also holds master’s degrees in both healthcare and business administration.
Dr. Leach is a native of Louisiana with roots from Baltimore, MD. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in physics from Dillard University and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before dedicating her time and talents to the field of medicine. After earning her medical degree and completing her internship at LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans, Dr. Leach completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital/MossRehab. With experience in research, leadership and general physiatry, Dr. Leach enjoys serving as medical director and providing inpatient rehabilitation services.
Director of Case Management
With more than 20 years of healthcare case management experience, DC native Crystal finds fulfillment in working with interdisciplinary teams to help patients receive the best care and achieve the best outcomes possible. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in social work from Howard University. She has also earned a certified case manager credential. Crystal joined Encompass Health as a case manager in 2021 and now serves as director of case management at Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie.
Laurie joined Encompass Health in 2018 serving as controller of Encompass Health of Mechanicsburg where she led a broad department covering accounting, environmental services and plant operations before transferring to Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie in 2023. She has more than 13 years of healthcare accounting experience. Laurie earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Augustina joined Encompass Health in 2023 as the chief nursing officer bringing more than a decade of healthcare experience, including eight years of nursing leadership experience in multiple roles. She earned an associates degree of nursing from Prince George’s Community College and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Governors University.
Facilities Management Director
Justin joined Encompass Health in 2023 serving as the facilities management director of Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie where he oversees environmental services, maintenance, dietary services and security. He brings a wealth of knowledge with experience in carpentry, plumbing, locksmithing, electrical and HVAC. He also served in the Navy and has a background in federal law enforcement.
Business Development Director
Nicole joined Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie in March 2023, bringing more than 10 years of healthcare experience in acute care and inpatient settings. Her career with Encompass Health started in Bryan, Texas in September 2016 as a rehab liaison, helping patients gain access to acute rehabilitation. She advanced in her position from rehab liaison to senior rehab liaison before being promoted as business development director. Nicole earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work and is a licensed master social worker. Her passion for helping people motivates her to educate the community, medical professionals, patients and families on the benefits of acute rehabilitation.
Director of Quality & Risk
Don brings more than 22 years of expertise in quality improvement and risk management to Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie. A Maryland native, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in organizational change from the Smith School of Business at University of Maryland. Don has held numerous certifications in quality and risk management including CPHRM, CPHQ, CPPS and is a certified Six Sigma green belt.
Director of Pharmacy
Dr. Malcolm brings more than 20 years of clinical and leadership experience to Encompass Health. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a geriatric pharmacist, a certified health education specialist, and a professional designee of the Academy for Health Care Management. Dr. Malcolm holds advance certifications and training in medication therapy management, health education/promotion, chronic disease management, clinical preventive care, diabetes education and training, HIV management/prevention, transitions of care/discharge planning and academic teaching and research. Dr. Malcolm graduated from the University of Florida with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Malcolm also earned a Doctor of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration.
Director of Therapy Operations
Dr. Wardwell is a licensed physical therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate from Ithaca College with more than nine years of experience working in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. He became a board-certified clinical specialist in neurological physical therapy in 2019. Dr. Wardwell has served in a variety of roles, including senior physical therapist, PT neurologic residency program faculty, inpatient therapy manager, and American Physical Therapy Association of the District of Columbia education committee member. He is currently earning his master's degree in business administration and health services administration from the University of South Dakota.
Human Resources Director
Toni joined the Encompass Health team in February 2023. For more than 23 years, she has served as director of human resources in acute care and long-term care hospitals. Prior to her hospital experience, she worked in home health for more than 10 years. Her professional experience includes employee relations, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, retention strategies and recruitment. Toni has established experience in healthcare regulatory compliance, team building, risk management, training and mentoring and relationship building. Toni holds her bachelor's degree in human resources management from University of Phoenix.