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Welcome to Encompass Health Desert Canyon

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 Desert Canyon, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Las Vegas, 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 Desert Canyon 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 Desert Canyon, 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 Private Rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Courtyard

Interpreter Services

Spanish Translators Available

Tours Available

Support Groups

Pet Friendly

Volunteers

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We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Michele Butts CEO
MICHELE BUTTS

Chief Executive Officer

Michele joined the Encompass Health Desert Canyon team as the CEO in April 2022.

Michele joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon team as the CEO in April 2022, bringing almost 20 years’ experience in inpatient rehabilitation with her. She began her career at Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in 2003 as a physical therapist in Evansville, Indiana. She became the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson in 2014, and participated in the developing future CEO program at Encompass Health Northwest Tucson.  She is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a master’s degree in physical therapy and also has an MBA with a concentration in health care administration. Michele currently serves on the board of directors for Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (SAAS).

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David Eng Interim MD
DAVID ENG

Medical Director

David is excited to be joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon as the medical director.

David is the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon. He has been working with Dr. Farzin's group in the Las Vegas area at Mountainview Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit and surrounding LTACHs and SNFs during the past year and is part of the faculty at the HCA Sunrise GME PM&R residency program. David completed PM&R training and medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He has a particular interest in stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury as he was involved in global health and resident education on these topics. David is passionate about delivering patient-centered care and strives to improve the patient experience.

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Jacqueline Chase
JACQUELINE CHASE

Chief Nursing Officer

Jacqueline has more than 40 years of nursing experience.

Jacqueline has more than 40 years of nursing experience and served as a critical care nurse for almost 33 years. Most of her career has been dedicated to building new teams, obtaining chest pain accreditation at local hospitals and implementing new clinical programs. Most recently she worked with an IPA and formed a team of case management nurses and navigators.

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Ashlyn Kelley
Ashlyn Kelley

Human Resources Director

Ashlyn has worked at Encompass Health Desert Canyon since 2014.

Ashlyn has worked at Encompass Health Desert Canyon since 2014. She has worked in various aspects of human resources in the healthcare industry since 2009. Prior to that, Ashlyn specialized in training and development with the Sands Corporation. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology, a Bachelor’s of Arts in business administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas as well as a master’s degree in employment law from Penn State University. Ashlyn is also PHR certified.

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Charlisha Lejeune-Brown
Charlisha LeJeune-Brown, MHA

Director of Quality & Risk

Charlisha joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2021 as the director of quality & risk.

Charlisha joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon in 2021 as the director of quality and risk management. She brings years of experience in the healthcare industry in several markets including device manufacturing, insurance and patient care services. Charlisha earned a master's degree in healthcare administration and management and a bachelor's degree in human development from California State-East Bay in Hayward, California. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Amy Lockyer
Amy Lockyer, MSW, LSW, CCM

Director of Case Management

Amy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon in 2018 and served as a case manager prior to becoming the director of case management.

Amy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon in 2018 and served as a case manager prior to becoming the director of case management. She earned her bachelors’ degree in social work from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in social work from Walla Walla University.  In 2021, Amy earned her certified case manager certificate. Amy has more than 20 years’ experience in case management, including the areas of acute rehabilitation, end stage renal disease and intellectual disabilities.

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Chelsea Montervino
Chelsea Montervino

Controller

Chelsea joined Encompass Health 2020 as the controller.

Chelsea joined Encompass Health 2020 as the controller. She brings 20 years in accounting and finance experience in industries such as pharmaceutical and healthcare.  She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rider University.  She earned her CFE certification and is an active member of the board for the Las Vegas Chapter.

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Christine Pak
CHRISTINE PAK

Director of Pharmacy

Christine joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon as the director of pharmacy in August 2022.

Christine joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon as the director of pharmacy in August 2022. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served as the director of pharmacy in the long-term care setting for six years. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in anatomy and physiology. Christine moved to Las Vegas in 2012 to attend Roseman University of Health Sciences where she received her doctorate in pharmacy.

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David Webb
DAVID WEBB

Facilities Management Director

David joined Encompass Health as facilities management director in 2021.

David joined Encompass Health as facilities management director in 2021 after two years of helping start up the UNLV/Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine facilities program. He has more than 16 years of experience in plant operations and facility management.

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Tyler Wild
Tyler Wild

Director of Therapy Operations

Tyler joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2009 after graduating from UNLV with his doctorate degree in physical therapy.

Tyler joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2009 after graduating from UNLV with his doctorate degree in physical therapy. Tyler has experience working in various settings including outpatient, skilled nursing and long term acute care. In addition to his physical therapy degree, he has also earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.

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