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Welcome to Encompass Health Concord

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 Concord, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Concord, 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 Concord 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:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

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Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord, 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

50 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Tours available

Student observation hours

Onsite hemodialysis

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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.

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Sharon Hartl
Sharon Hartl, OTR/L

Chief Executive Officer

Sharon has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, with the majority of her career spent in acute inpatient rehabilitation.

Sharon has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, with the majority of her career spent in acute inpatient rehabilitation. She has held progressive positions as occupational therapist, stroke program leader, occupational therapy clinical leader, and has been a member of the senior leadership team as the director of therapy operations at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland since 2012. She serves on the quality advisory committee at MaineHealth Care at Home, currently holds the position as legislative chair for the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and is a member of the Maine Stroke Alliance. She is a seasoned professional whose commitment to extraordinary patient care is foremost in her role as a clinician and as a leader. Sharon is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.

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Jeremy Collins
JEREMY G. COLLINS, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Jeremy Giere Collins is ACGME board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and interventional spine and pain management.

Dr. Jeremy Giere Collins is ACGME board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and interventional spine and pain management. He graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Collins is a former assistant clinical professor at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Collins is an independent private practice physician.

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Brenda Bailey
BRENDA BAILEY, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Brenda began her pharmacy career in 1991 working in community pharmacy.

Brenda began her pharmacy career in 1991 working in community pharmacy until joining the team at Encompass Health in 2014. She was a clinical staff pharmacist until 2020 when she became director of pharmacy. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Boston with a minor in industrial pharmacy.

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Melissa Buckley
MELISSA BUCKLEY

Director of Case Management

Melissa joined the Encompass Health team in 2023 from Catholic Medical Center with twenty years of nursing and case management experience.

Melissa joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord team in 2023. She comes from Catholic Medical Center and has twenty years of nursing and case management experience. She has held roles in numerous healthcare settings including skilled nursing, homecare, hospice and acute care. She was the weekend supervisor of a busy rehabilitation facility for five years before being promoted to director of a twenty-five-bed rehabilitation unit. Prior to and during her nursing career, Melissa served proudly in the United States Army Medical Corps for six years. Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of the American Case Management Association.

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Dennis Dubord
DENNIS DUBORD

Facilities Management Director

Dennis has 22 years of experience in facilities management.

Dennis has 22 years of experience in facilities management, with the majority of his career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord. He’s held progressive positions as maintenance supervisor, plant operations director and was promoted in 2021 to an area facilities management director where he assists multiple Encompass Health hospitals within the Northeast Region.  Dennis serves as the hospital’s safety officer and ensures compliance with the Joint Commission Accreditation Standards as well as compliance with all state, local and federal regulations regarding the environment of care. Dennis is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)

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Judy LaFrance
Judith LaFrance, MBA

Controller

Judy became Encompass Health Concord's controller in 2018 and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in finance, mostly spent in a healthcare setting.

Judy became Encompass Health Concord's controller in 2018 and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in finance, mostly spent in a healthcare setting. She received her MBA in leadership from Franklin Pierce College and her BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to HealthSouth, she spent 10 years at LRGHealthcare, most recently serving as the director of accounting. Judy is the treasurer of NHMGMA and a former member of the Partnership for Public Health board in Laconia, NH.

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Kristene Lavoie
KRISTENE LAVOIE

Business Development Director

Kristene joined Encompass in 2020 with nearly 25 years’ experience in healthcare, primarily in the post-acute continuum.

Kristene joined Encompass Health in 2020 with nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare, primarily in the post-acute continuum. She started as a clinical liaison and in August 2022 she joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord leadership team as the business development director. Kristene is passionate about patient care. She and her team educate the community about the benefits of acute rehab and help patients access the most appropriate level of post-acute care to ensure they have the best possible outcomes.

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Karen Newpower
KAREN NEWPOWER, SLP

Director of Therapy Operations

Karen has practiced in the field of speech language pathology for 30 years.

Karen has practiced in the field of speech language pathology for 30 years. After obtaining her master's degree in speech language pathology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she completed her clinical fellowship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Since then, she has worked in numerous healthcare settings including skilled nursing, acute care, home care, acute rehabilitation and outpatient. Karen has focused much of her career in rehabilitation management at the facility and area director level. She joined the Encompass Health team as the senior speech pathologist in 2000 and was promoted to director of therapy operations. In addition to her work at Encompass Health, Karen is the medical liaison for the New Hampshire Speech Language Hearing Association.

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William Paven
WILLIAM PAVEN, PHR, ECCP

Human Resources Director

Bill has served as human resources director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord since December 2022.

Bill has served as human resources director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord since December 2022. He is responsible for all human resource programs for the hospital with an emphasis on providing strategic consulting in a variety of human resources functional areas such as workforce planning, recruitment, retention, benefits/compensation, employee relations, performance management and training/coaching. Bill has more than 25 years of human resources generalist experience in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries. He came to Encompass Health from Cascadia Healthcare where he served as director of human resources. Prior, he served as vice president of human resources for several regional and national senior care companies. Bill has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maine, received a certification in management from the Yale School of Management and is a Society of Human Resource Management-Certified Professional as well as a certified executive coach. He is a member of SHRM and has participated in ALFA’s human resources executive roundtable.

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Brandon Pinard
Brandon Pinard, MSA, BSN, RN

Director of Quality & Risk

Brandon came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord in 2021 with more than 20 years of nursing at Concord Hospital.

Brandon came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord in 2021 with more than 20 years of nursing experience at Concord Hospital. Her background is in medical, surgery, urology, post procedural and post-surgical care. While in acute care, Brandon delivered care and served as a charge nurse and preceptor for new staff. She then moved into the facilitator of patient flow for the organization. Brandon spent the last 10 years of service in acute care as a nurse manager of a 38-bed surgical, trauma and telemetry unit. She is well known for her dedication to patients and crossing departmental divides to provide the best care possible. Brandon has nurse executive experience and a passion for quality. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree from New England College.

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Connected Care – One Site - Two Services

No matter where our patients are in the recovery process, we can help. We develop care plans to meet patients where they are, including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient therapy services and treatments. Visit any of our locations to learn more.

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