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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Katy, we serve the greater Houston area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture, joint replacements 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.
ADA approved service animals allowed
Student observation hours
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in heart failure.
Chief Executive Officer
With 25 years in healthcare consisting of both clinical and operational roles, Nick brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Nick has served in a variety of leadership roles including business development, inpatient operations and outpatient areas. Prior to joining our Katy team, Nick served 8 years with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land as the CEO. Nick has a clinical background in critical care nursing. He has a master's degree in healthcare and business administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. VanDongen is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. As medical director she will be working with clinical staff, patients and their families to design individualized care plans to navigate each person on their road to recovery. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, Dr. VanDongen was the associate medical director at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pearland and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land. She also served as a medical director in the Katy area for 12 years before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals. Dr. VanDongen completed her medical studies at the Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University in New York, New York and her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Harris County Medical Society.
Dr. VanDongen is an independent private practice physician.
Zia has more than 20 years of healthcare management and accounting experience for private, public and non-profit organizations. He previously held leadership roles with clinical research and acute care hospitals. He served as the controller for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dallas before joining the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Vision Park. Zia earned his master’s degree in business administration from University of Southern California as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from University of Karachi.
Business Development Director
Philip D'Amato serves as the business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Philip has a bachelor's degree in physical education from Montclair State University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Houston. Philip is an accomplished healthcare professional with 19 years of experience, and has a strong background encompassing all aspects of business development in the post-acute environment. He has held various leadership roles both professionally and in the community. Philip is seen as an influential leader, pubic speaker and educator with a recognized ability to educate staff to expand business, facilitate competent care and seamless customer experience.
Director of Therapy Operations
Jessica Gann joined Encompass Health in 2015. Prior to Encompass Health, she worked at Baylor Institute of Rehab in Dallas where she became Neuro-IFRAH certified. Jessica received her bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Austin and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Jessica is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists, specializing in advanced analytic and hands-on skills in treating patients with musculoskeletal impairments.
Facilities Management Director
Shannon serves as the facilities management director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Shannon brings over six years of managing facility operations. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Shannon worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in facilities management. Shannon’s strengths include facilitating system implementations and leading day-to-day operations, and he continually seeks to improve operational and facility performance.
Human Resources Director
Grace has been in the healthcare industry for nearly 10 years. Grace started her healthcare career at Hillcrest Healthcare System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before relocating to Houston and joining Encompass Health in 2018. Grace holds a bachelor's degree in human resource development from Texas A&M University and is certified as a professional in human resources through the HR Certification Institute. Grace’s passion is to create a workplace culture that celebrates the diversity and unique strengths of employees, and to support an environment that ensures all staff feel welcome.
Director of Pharmacy
Tesha serves as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. She has been with Encompass Health for more than 10 years and is passionate about clinical excellence in patient care. Tesha obtained her MBA from Louisiana State University and her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy. Tesha serves as a Leadership Coach for Encompass Health and has vast experience in multiple pharmacy settings including ambulatory care, long term care, and acute care. Tesha is an active member of The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and enjoys volunteering in her community.
Chief Nursing Officer
With more than 20 years of acute care nursing experience, Rainier serves as chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Rainier earned his bachelor's degree in Nursing at Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines and a master's in health care administration at Walden University. Before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy, Rainier served as the director of patient care at Catholic Health Initiative St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital. He is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Director of Quality & Risk
Emily has more than 12 years of experience in healthcare. She began her career as a speech-language pathologist and developed into clinical and operational leadership roles. As director of quality and risk management for Encompass Health Katy, she is responsible for the hospital’s quality management program within the intraoperation, including monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care services. She graduated from Baylor University with a master’s degree in communications, sciences and disorders. Emily is a native Houstonian and an active volunteer with Junior League of Houston.
Nutrition Services Manager
Kevin serves as the nutrition services manager at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Kevin brings more than 15 years of culinary and leadership experience with him. Kevin has a background in leadership coaching and sports nutrition. Kevin’s passion is to provide excellent patient experiences in nutritional support to promote optimal healing. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree from the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.
Director of Case Management
Rebecca Wall brings 25 years of nursing experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Katy. Becky graduated with honors with her registered nursing degree from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. She has experience in acute critical care, orthopedic and surgical nursing, acute rehabilitation, home health and case management. Becky is an accredited case manager and is a member of the American Case Management Association. Becky is a passionate patient advocate with a focus on ensuring an appropriate and safe discharge for all patients.