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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Cumming and serving the surrounding areas including Alpharetta, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology 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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Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Leadership and staff

Rick Lowe
RICK LOWE

Chief Executive Officer

Rick serves as CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming and has more than 30 years of leadership experience.

Rick serves as CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming and has more than 30 years of leadership experience, serving as CEO and other senior leadership roles, for hospitals in Georgia and Florida. He previously served as a Market CEO of two specialty hospitals in the Atlanta area. Prior to that, he held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for a 436-bed hospital system in Columbus, and Vice President of Operations for a 781-bed hospital system in Pensacola. Rick holds a master’s degree in healthcare management from Troy University, a bachelor’s degree in construction from the University of North Florida and an associate degree in pre med/engineering from Alice Lloyd College.

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Gregg A. Soifer, M.D.
GREGG A. SOIFER, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Soifer joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming team in June 2021 as medical director.

Dr. Soifer joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming team in June 2021 as medical director after serving in the same role at Encompass Health’s hospital in Dothan since 2012. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he was the medical director of an acute rehabilitation facility in Arizona as well as a sub-acute rehabilitation facility. He also has served as the medical director of an outpatient clinic dedicated to injury medicine. Dr. Soifer has expertise in neuro-muscular-skeletal medicine, which includes pain and functional impairments of a wide variety of disorders, as well as expertise in balance, vertigo and dizziness. He was born and raised in New York.

Dr. Soifer is an independent private practice physician.

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Michael Boscia
MICHAEL BOSCIA

Controller

Michael joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming in April of 2021 as part of the hospital’s inaugural leadership team.

Michael joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming in April of 2021 as part of the hospital’s inaugural leadership team. He oversees the financial operations of the hospital and provides support to leadership by equipping them with necessary information and tools. He brings more than 20 years of finance and healthcare administration experience, previously leading financial operations at BayCare Health System and Community Health System facilities in western Florida. A Tucson native, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a duel degree in finance and accounting. Michael has a strong team mentality, a collaborative leadership approach and a passion for process improvement.

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Jeff Leitner
JEFF LEITNER

Director of Facilities Management

Jeff serves as the director of facilities management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming.

Jeff serves as the director of facilities management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming. His more than 30 years of maintenance and healthcare leadership experience has helped him continually grow during his career. Jeff leads by example and builds empowered teams that play an important part in the hospital operation with a focus on providing a safe, first-class environment for patients, employees and visitors.

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Donna Lewis, RN, BSN
DONNA LEWIS, RN, BSN

Business Development Director

Donna is the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming in Georgia.

Donna is the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming in Georgia. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama. Over her 20-year career, Donna has benefitted from an extensive healthcare experience including the areas of patient care, interventional radiology, education, management and marketing. Prior to her current director role, Donna spent seven years in other Encompass Health hospitals serving as rehab liaison and senior liaison positions. She has a proven record of building connections with healthcare providers and patients. Wanting to provide the best level of care for every patient in the community, Donna is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her team and the North Georgia community.

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Meredith Lu, PT, DPT
MEREDITH LU, PT, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Meredith, a lifelong resident of Georgia, serves as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming.

Meredith, a lifelong resident of Georgia, serves as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming. Prior to her current role, she was a rehabilitation services supervisor at a local acute care hospital. Over the course of her career as a physical therapist, she has worked in acute care, wound care and outpatient, and also received her LSVT BIG certification in 2020. Meredith earned her bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in exercise and sport science from the University of Georgia, and her doctorate of physical therapy from the Medical College of Georgia (now known as Augusta University). Dedicated to improving the quality of life for her patients, Meredith has a strong passion for rehabilitation and is very excited to be part of the team at Encompass Health in Cumming to help get patients back out into the community and back to their lives.

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Rose Myers, RN
ROSE MYERS, RN

Director of Case Management

Rose comes to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming with more than 23 years of clinical experience in nursing and case management.

Rose comes to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming with more than 23 years of clinical experience in nursing and case management. Born in Tennessee, Rose moved to North Carolina on a gymnastic scholarship to North Carolina State University earning a degree in biology with a minor in nutrition. She’s lived in many parts of the United States and has held a variety of case management and nursing roles in specialties including open heart, transplant, neuro, neuro trauma, orthopedic, podiatry, sports medicine and rheumatology. She is excited to help patients regain independence and return to enjoying their activities while improving their quality of life.

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Cheryl Mistry, Pharm.D, MBA
CHERYL MISTRY, PharmD, MBA

Director of Pharmacy

Dr. Mistry earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Business Administration at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Mistry earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Business Administration at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, and has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmacy field. Gaining experience while working in an acute care hospital setting as well as a community retail setting, she understands the need for safe management of medications.  In her previous leadership roles, Dr. Mistry helped create a culture of safety with open communication and problem solving. Her work in process improvement has created department efficiencies and patient satisfaction.  Her professional interest lies in compliance and safe medication management and she looks forward to creating great relationships with the staff and patients.

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Ashley Usry
ASHLEY USRY

Director of Human Resources

Ashley brings more than 15 years of human resources experience to the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming team.

Ashley serves as the human resources director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming, bringing more than 15 years of human resources experience to the team. Throughout her career, she has identified areas of opportunity and has implemented best practices to continue to build culture, process and systems. Her experience spans all human resource competencies with particular strength as a change agent, leading through adversity and striking the balance of advocacy for both the organization and its employees. Ashley is a passionate and inclusive leader who believes the key to success is the ability to build trusting relationships while creating a strategic framework.

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Lynn Whelan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
LYNN WHELAN, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming, Lynn served as chief nursing officer at Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming, Lynn served as chief nursing officer at Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is originally from the Atlanta area and has worked in nursing leadership positions at Emory Healthcare, Saint Joseph’s, Atlanta Medical Center and Piedmont Hospital. Her clinical background is in critical care with a strong focus in cardiac and neuro nursing. With a passion for coaching and mentoring staff, Lynn has initiated nurse residency programs and coordinated clinical placements for nursing students at each of the hospitals where she has worked.  She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kennesaw State University, her master’s degree in nursing from Emory University and her doctorate degree in nursing practice from The University of Alabama.

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Brandy Wilkins, PT, DPT, CPHQ
BRANDY WILKINS, PT, DPT, CPHQ

Director of Quality and Risk

Brandy serves as the director of quality and risk at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming.

Brandy serves as the director of quality and risk at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cumming. Prior to this role, she was the rehabilitation program coordinator at a multi-campus hospital system, with system responsibilities in quality, patient safety, compliance, survey readiness, data management, and staff competencies. Brandy obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Winston-Salem State University. She received her master’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University and her doctorate of physical therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also holds a credential as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. With more than 15 years of experience along the healthcare continuum as a licensed physical therapist, Brandy is passionate about patient safety, process improvement and using data to inform decisions.

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