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Nicole Hendricks named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia


Nicole Hendricks has been appointed as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia.

Regaining her independence: Shirley Horine’s story


After attending a community event with friends, Shirley Horine, a retired first grade teacher, contracted COVID-19.

Shawn Kiser patient success story


A family boat cruise on Lake Murray turned deadly when the Kiser’s boat was struck by another. Shawn Kiser lost her husband in the accident and almost lost her life due to the loss of blood from a severed leg. However, Shawn’s daughter Morgan quickly jumped into action and created a tourniquet with her dress to save her mother’s life. Shawn’s life was now filled with many challenges, but the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia helped ease the burden of helping her walk again with her new prosthetic leg. During two weeks of inpatient rehabilitation at the hospital, Shawn made great strides. She took her first steps, and the family has also started a new initiative called “Safe The Lake” to increase boating safety and education statewide.

Lawancia Williams combats West Nile Virus


One small mosquito bite changed Lawancia Williams’ life in a matter of hours.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia to unveil new name and brand through community celebrations


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia will unveil their new name and brand as part of their Company’s name change and rebranding initiative.

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Learn about mild head injury, concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Mild head injuries and concussions are the most common type of head injury, with more than 2 million injuries occurring each year. Attend this virtual CEU opportunity to learn more about the effects and treatment of these injuries. Guest speaker Dr. Richard Senelick specializes in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation.

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