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
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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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Jonesboro, 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 Jonesboro 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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, 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:
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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 amputee 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 Parkinson's disease.
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin is the chief executive officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro. He started at Encompass Health Jonesboro in November 2020, after serving as assistant vice president and chief operating officer for a hospital system in Arkansas. Prior to this appointment, Kevin worked in several different roles with Encompass Health including CEO of Encompass Health Memphis, regional therapy director for the central region and therapy director for Encompass Health North Memphis. He has also participated on the National Therapy Leadership Board for two years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Arkansas State University, a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a master’s degree in business administration from Harding University’s Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Vestal B. Smith, Jr. brings more than 20 years of experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro. He is a graduate of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he trained in neurology and physical medicine. Previously he served on the medical staff of Baptist Rehabilitation Institute in Little Rock, as well as, Arkansas Heart Hospital and Arkansas Surgical Hospital. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Smith enhances and restores functional ability and quality of life to patients with physical impairments. He is trained in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans, and is an integral member of the care team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro.
Dr. Smith is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Human Resources
Tammy is the director of human resources and has been employed at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro since 1990 with previous experience in health information management. She handles the employee relations, benefits, compensation, recruitment and retention for the employees of the hospital.
Allan is the controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro. He has been in healthcare since 1993, working for various providers throughout the southeast. An Arkansas native, Allan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas State University. Allan lives in Jonesboro with his wife and three children.
Chief Nursing Officer
Becky has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro since 1989 and is currently serving as the chief nursing officer. She graduated from ASU with her associate’s degree in nursing in 1995. Becky also obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2018 from ASU. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) since 1996 and is board-certified in infection control and epidemiology.
Facilities Management Director
Clint joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro in 2015 after earning his associate degree of applied sciences from Arkansas State University as a physical therapist assistant. Throughout his tenure at our hospital, Clint intermittently helped in the maintenance department because of his previous background in home construction. He served as the interim director for approximately four months eventually leading to his current position as the facilities management director. Clint’s goal at Encompass Health is to create and maintain an efficient, safe and comfortable environment as well as contribute daily to the quality outcomes that we provide to our patients as our team seeks to return them to the highest level of independence possible when they leave our hospital.
Business Development Director
Mark began his career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro in December 2010 with more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He assumed the role of director of marketing as well as overseeing the inpatient admissions department. Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arkansas State University.
Director of Therapy Operations
Vickie is currently the director of therapy operations beginning in October 2017. She began her career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro in June of 2012 as a physical therapist and worked her way into leadership as physical therapy team leader and on to therapy manager. Vickie is a 2009 graduate of Arkansas State University with a master’s degree in physical therapy.
Case Management Director
Lori is the director of case management and has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, since 1996. She started as a part-time switchboard operator while she worked towards her master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Arkansas State University. Lori graduated from ASU in 1998 and assumed her role of case manager and in February 2011, she was promoted to director of case management. Lori is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Director of Pharmacy
Joe is the director of pharmacy and has been employed at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro for more than 20 years. He brings 45 years of pharmacy experience in various practice settings and a certificate in antimicrobial stewardship to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro. Joe is a 1976 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy including one summer as intern with Indian Health Services.
Director of Quality and Risk
Kathleen is currently the director of quality management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro. With her rehabilitation experience, as well as her previous acute care and surgery experience, she has a unique insight into quality management. Kathleen is a strong patient advocate and is constantly looking for avenues of improvement to ensure our patients receive a quality patient experience.