The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
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 Altru Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Grand Forks, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose Altru Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health 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:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Altru Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, 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:
Service animals allowed
Translation services available
Student observation hours
Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Chief Executive Officer
Luke has been with Encompass Health since 2015 and brings 15 years of healthcare experience. An Alabama native, he graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Luke received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and a master’s of business administration and master’s of health care leadership from Friends University.
Dr. Onyeka has been a practicing physician for more than 30 years. He completed his medical training at the premier Nigerian medical school, University of Nigeria, in 1991. He proceeded to complete his internal medicine residency training at John Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Cook County, in Chicago, Illinois. He is a board-certified physician in internal medicine. Dr. Onyeka joined Altru Health System in February 2004, where he later functioned as medical director of hospital medicine from 2007 to 2017. He currently serves as chair of the department at Altru Health System. He is excited about the opportunity to join Altru Rehabilitation Hospital as medical director.
Bob brings more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. A native of Ohio, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron. Bob is a certified public accountant through the Ohio Accountancy Board and a certified fraud examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also has a master certificate in lean six sigma from Villanova University.
Business Development Director
Jenny brings more than 27 years of healthcare experience, with seven years in healthcare management. She is a Minot native and graduated from Williston State College. She has an associate’s degree in nursing, as well as a teaching certificate in healthcare from Valley City State University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Jonda brings more than 25 years of nursing experience and leadership to Encompass Health Rehabilitation hospital. Originally from Ohio, she completed her associates degree in nursing at Southern State community college. Later she completed a bachelor's degree in nursing through Indiana Wesleyan University, and a master's degree in nursing leadership and management from Western Governors University. She is a board-certified nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Director of Quality & Risk
Emily is a Grand Forks native and brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience to Altru Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Crookston with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management. She received a master’s degree in business from the University of Mary in Bismarck North Dakota.
Director of Pharmacy
Daria graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, with a PharmD in 2016. Prior to, and throughout pharmacy school, she worked as a full-time pharmacy technician/intern and has been around various pharmacy practice settings, including community, nuclear and hospital pharmacies, since 2011. In order to broaden her clinical and practice knowledge, she attended the University of Florida’s Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and graduated with a master’s degree in applied pharmacoeconomics in May 2023. Daria has been living in Grand Forks since January 2022 and is excited to further her career in this role.
Human Resources Director
Rhonda brings more than 25 years of expertise in the discipline of human resources management to Encompass Health. Rhonda received her bachelor’s degree in human services management from the University of Phoenix and a certificate in human resources from the University of Villanova.
Director of Case Management
Lisa brings more than 20 years of healthcare and leadership expertise to Altru Rehabilitation Hospital. A Grand Forks native, she graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s of science in nursing. Lisa’s nursing and leadership background includes cardiac/telemetry, home health and hospice as well as case and disease management, quality, education, and population health.
Director of Therapy Operations
Nicole brings more than 17 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health. Eight of those years, she gained leadership experience as a supervisor and then as a manager of inpatient therapy services for acute care, rehab and behavior health services. A native of South Dakota, she graduated from the University of ND with a master’s of occupational therapy. Throughout her 17 years in healthcare, she has focused her career towards both rehabilitation services and leadership.