The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport, a joint venture of Ballad Health and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Kingsport, we serve the Tri-Cities as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury 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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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.
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Chief Executive Officer
Troy Clark, FACHE, has served as the CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport, a joint venture of Ballad Health and Encompass Health since 2014. In September 2019, he was also named as CEO for The Rehabilitation Hospital of Bristol, a Joint Venture of Ballad Health and Encompass Health. He has served as vice president, chief operating officer and other leadership roles with Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. He is a certified healthcare executive and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Troy received his bachelor's degree in cardiopulmonary studies from the University of South Alabama and master's degrees in business administration and health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Human Resources Director
Ashley has served in the healthcare human resources sector for 13 years. Prior to that she served as human resources director in the oil industry for five years. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in human resources management. She continued her education with a master’s degree from King University also in business management in 2009.
Plant Operations Director
Stan joined Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport in 2003 after a 23-year career in industrial construction. In addition to serving as the hospital's safety officer, his responsibilities also include the environment of care and maintenance. Stan is a certified instructor with the International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. He is a registered healthcare safety officer at a senior level with the International Board of Environmental Health and Safety. He also completed the State of Tennessee Food Service Training Program in 2004 and is an active member of the Sullivan County Emergency Management Program.
Director of Therapy Operations
Lauren is the director of therapy operations and has served as a speech-language pathologist in the public healthcare system since 2012. She has also served in leadership positions since her commission as an U.S. Army officer in 2007 with prior enlisted service since 2000.
Chief Nursing Officer
Debra has served in the healthcare industry for nearly 30 years. She received her nursing degree from Virginia Appalachian Tri-College Nursing Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Intermont and has been employed with Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport since 1999. Debra is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®).
Regional Pharmacy Director
Donna has been a pharmacist for more than 25 years. Graduating pharmacy school from the University of Kentucky in 1986, she has gained experience working in a hospital setting for 15 years and 10 years in a home infusion setting as pharmacy manager/director of pharmacy. She started with Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport in January of 2014.
Director of Case Management
Ken has over 39 years of healthcare experience. He began at Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport in May of 2018 as director of case management. Prior to that position, he was employed at Holston Valley Medical Center for 23 years and worked in the management of a variety of departments. He holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Los Angeles Pierce College and worked as a clinical RN in emergency and radiology departments throughout his career. He earned a BSN degree in 2006 and an MBA with healthcare concentration in 2009, both from King University in Bristol.
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