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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Franklin and serving the greater Nashville area, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, trauma, cardiac conditions 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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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Scott is the founding chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin. Scott’s tenure with Encompass Health began in 2005 and includes senior leadership positions at three different Encompass Health rehabilitation hospitals in Tennessee and Maine. Scott joined the healthcare community in 2001 coming from the ski management and newspaper industries where he worked in communications, marketing and management. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University and a graduate certificate in health policy and management from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.
Dr. Craig joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin after serving as the medical director of Van Matre Rehabilitation Hospital in Rockford, Illinois, for 11 years. A magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University, he completed his medical studies at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Craig completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital-Clinics. He is board certified in PM&R and pain medicine. Dr. Craig is a two-time recipient of the HealthSouth Medical Director of the Year Award.
Dr. Craig is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Pharmacy
Ashley joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin in November 2015. She has worked in different facets of pharmaceutical care since 2000. Ashley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy.
Business Development Director
Beth joined Encompass Health as a speech-language pathologist at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in 2013. During 2018, she made the transition to the role of clinical rehabilitation liaison in which she worked to develop relationships and referral sources with healthcare facilities throughout the Middle Tennessee market. As business development director, Beth manages the business development team and provides leadership for patient admissions while fulfilling the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin mission. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University, a master’s degree from Valdosta State University, and an MBA with a concentration in health services from The University of Alabama Birmingham.
Director of Therapy Operations
Sheila Davy, OTR/L, has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin since 1997. Prior to accepting the role of director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Franklin, she worked as a member of the therapy and managerial team with Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation. Her experience spans across a variety of patient experiences and diagnoses. Sheila has been involved in program development and treatment of the neurologically impaired patient with her passion being stroke care and education. She is an advocate for quality patient care, patient satisfaction and professional development of staff. Originally from New Orleans, Sheila holds degrees in business administration from Baylor University and occupational therapy from Tennessee State University. She calls Franklin, Tennessee, her new southern home and is proud to serve the residents of the Franklin community.
Facilities Management Director
Since 2013 David has served Encompass Health as a senior maintenance tech, maintenance manager and serves now as the facilities management director. He was one of the founding staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin. David has almost 30 years of experience in facility maintenance: 13 years having worked in healthcare and 15 years in residential and commercial heating and air conditioning. He is also a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
Director of Case Management
Jennifer joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin's case management team in October 2017. She previously worked as a case manager at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis. Jennifer’s clinical interests include the stroke and brain injury population. She assisted in the disease-specific certifications for brain injury and stroke at Encompass Health Memphis, and here at Encompass Health Franklin she assists in stroke. She is a certified case manager and holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee-Memphis. She currently is working on a degree in business in healthcare management. Jennifer is most passionate about providing resources and continuity to ensure a smooth transition home for her patients and families.
Patricia F. Huffman, CPA, MBA, joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin, in October 2015. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Huffman worked as corporate controller with Wellmont Health System. She has held controller and audit positions with media and financial organizations. Also, she was audit manager for Price Waterhouse from 1985 to 1993. She has been active in the community that includes serving in leadership positions a of local children’s museum, among others. She served as adjunct professor in corporate finance and accounting at Milligan College and was recognized as a Leader in Christian Service. Tricia holds an accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in business administration from Milligan College. She has two grown sons in college and lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband.
Human Resources Director
Dawn joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin team in September 2015. Prior to joining the Franklin team, Dawn began her Encompass Health career as the director of human resources in Tucson, Arizona, from 2007-2010. She has more than 14 years of experience in the human resources field with 11 of those years in the healthcare industry. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management from Boise State University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resources organizations.
Director of Quality & Risk
Susan joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin in October 2021 as the hospital’s director of quality & risk. She is a versatile healthcare professional with more than 30 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, operations, business development, organizational management as well as direct patient care. More than 19 of her years of experience include various roles with Encompass Health hospitals across multiple states. Susan received her associate degree in physical therapy from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from College of Misericordia.
Chief Nursing Officer
Valerie joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin, in October 2015 as its first chief nursing officer. She began her nursing career in 1994 and has held progressively responsible leadership positions in acute care and rehabilitation settings. Valerie began her Encompass Health career in 2010 as the Nursing Manager at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse® (CRRN) and a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Her interests lie in staff development and fall prevention.
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