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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 Cincinnati, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, 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.
Cincinnati - 60 beds
Norwood - 40 beds
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spinal cord.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
Dr. Poluri joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati as the medical director in 2016.
Dr. Poluri joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati as the medical director in 2016. Previously, he served as the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Kentucky. He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Poluri completed his medical doctorate at Gandhi Medical College in India, his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, his internship at Montefiore Medical Center and his interventional pain fellowship at the National Pain Institute in Florida.
Dr. Poluri is an independent private practice physician.
Program Director for Neuropsychology
Dr. Bouman received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with emphasis in rehabilitation and neuropsychology. She currently provides inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy, adjustment counseling, and patient/family education to people with a variety of disabilities and illnesses, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, organ transplant, severe medical deconditioning, cancer, and other medical problems. In addition to leadership at HealthSouth, she also serves as Division Director for Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology in University of Cincinnati’s Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. She reviews for Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and has co-authored an invited chapter in The Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Bouman is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Rehabilitation Psychology division of APA.
Dr. Bouman is an independent private practice physician.
Brain Injury Program Director
Dr. Garrison is a native of Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Garrison is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2012 and completed a resident in neurology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in neurorehabilitation at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York. He worked for two years as a general neurologist in Lexington, Kentucky before moving closer to home and becoming an assistant professor in the department of neurology and rehabilitation at University of Cincinnati in 2019, when he first started working at Encompass Health. He mostly sees traumatic brain injury patients, and recently became board certified in brain injury medicine. Dr. Garrison has served as our TBI director since 2021.
Amputee Program Director
Dr. Pajor is an assistant professor with the department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Pajor is an assistant professor with the department of neurology and rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati. She joined UC in July 2016 after completing her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago. She is the director for the physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at UC. Her primary clinical interests include inpatient rehabilitation with a focus on spinal cord rehabilitation and amputation and prosthetic management. Upon joining as faculty, she developed and continues to lead a multidisciplinary clinic for care of patients with amputations. Dr. Pajor also serves as the program director of the amputee program at Encompass Health.
Spinal Cord Injury Program Director
Dr. Shoreman returned to Cincinnati in January 2021. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Shoreman completed her residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Colorado in 2015 before returning to Cincinnati to complete hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at The Christ Hospital in 2016. Dr. Shoreman has been practicing rehabilitation medicine since 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio and Denver, Colorado. Dr. Shoreman largely specializes in general and neurorehabilitation with a focus on spinal cord injury medicine within Encompass Health and long term with UC Health PM&R team including the multidisciplinary spinal cord clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and sub-specialty board certified in hospice and palliative medicine.
Director of Plant Operations
Gus Bowling has lived in the Greater Cincinnati area all of his life and currently resides in the Cincinnati area. He has 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry and 15 years in Building Management. He started his career as a Maintenance Technician and later graduated to a Maintenance Supervisor. He has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati for 11 years and currently serves as the Director of Plant Operations and Safety Officer at Encompass Health Cincinnati.
Director of Quality & Risk
Erica serves as the director of quality & risk for both Encompass Health Cincinnati hospital locations. Prior to joining Encompass Health in December 2018, she served as care management supervisor and medical social worker for Trihealth, Inc. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, a master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. Erica is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio.
Business Development Director
Chris brings more than 25 years of therapy and marketing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati.
Chris brings more than 25 years of therapy and marketing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati. With a background as a physical therapist assistant, she worked with outpatient orthopedic therapy clinics where she marketed and grew the impact of their services. In 2019, she joined Encompass Health Cincinnati as a rehab liaison and was promoted to business development director in 2022.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Sharee brings almost 20 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati.
Sharee brings almost 20 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati. She started her career in nursing in 2003 as a nursing aide and has grown to positions such as LPN, RN, supervisor, manager and now associate chief nursing officer. She has a passion for providing exceptional patient care, developing the clinical abilities of her nursing team and collaborating with other departments. Sharee is certified in advanced cardiac life support, basic life support and with the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale.
Ibrahima has more than 10 years in healthcare finance. In his role as controller, he oversees the complete accounting and financial function of the hospital. This includes charges, billing, accounts receivable, cash receipts, collections, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, forecasting, budgeting, contracting, internal control and audit. Prior to joining Encompass Health in March 2018, Ibrahima served as a senior financial analyst for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he led the annual capital/operating budget and ongoing financial analysis for departments of clinical therapies, radiology and sports medicine. Ibrahima holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Franklin University and a master’s degree in financial economics from Ohio University.
Director of Case Management
Jessica serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati.
Jessica serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati. Before joining Encompass Health, she served as director of rehabilitation in skilled nursing facilities throughout the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area as well as corporate rehab director for contract therapy. Jessica received a master’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Miami University. Jessica is a licensed speech language pathologist in the state of Ohio.
Human Resources Director
Kelly joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati in 2015. She brings more than 15 years of human resources experience to the role of human resources director at Encompass Health at Drake. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Kelly served as human resources coordinator at Select Specialty Hospital. She attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Northern Kentucky University.
Director of Pharmacy
Joe was named director of pharmacy in September 2013. Before coming to Encompass Health he had served in a variety of roles including over 15 years as a clinical hospital pharmacist, most recently with Bethesda North Hospital and over 12 years as a clinical home infusion pharmacist with Coram Healthcare, the nation’s largest home infusion company. Joe obtained his pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati and also hold a Nuclear Pharmacy Certificate from the University of Southern California.
Director of Therapy Operations
Katie’s career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cincinnati began in 2011 as a physical therapist. During her time in the therapy department, she was promoted to physical therapy team lead, then to therapy manager. Katie holds two bachelor’s degrees from The University of Akron, a master’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University.
We have multiple locations to assist with your rehabilitation needs.