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Welcome to Our Hospital

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 Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Sanders, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Knoxville, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

When you choose Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Sanders 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:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

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Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Sanders, 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

22 Beds

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Telephones

Televisions

Cafeteria

Free parking

Student observation hours

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Joint Commission

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Leadership and Staff

Jennifer Steely
JENNIFER STEELY, OTR/L, MHA, CPHQ

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer joined Encompass Health in 2021 as the CEO.

Jennifer joined Encompass Health in 2021 as the CEO. She more than 27 years of clinical and leadership experience. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University and her master’s degree in health services administration from University of St. Francis.

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Eric Hartman
ERIC HARTMAN, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Hartman has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Hartman has been in practice for more than 20 years. Following completion of his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in brain injury rehabilitation, and he is board-certified in both areas. In addition, Dr. Hartman has extensive experience in neurorehabilitation including stroke and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Hartman is an independent private practice physician.

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Jason Anderson
JASON ANDERSON, B.S, M.S

Director of Facilities Management

Jason joined Encompass Health in 2022 as the facilities management director.

Jason joined Encompass Health in 2022 as the facilities management director. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience including facilities management, environmental services, security and life safety. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in criminal psychology from the University of Tennessee.

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Delana Baughman
DELANA BAUGHMAN, LBSW, MHSA, CAL, CCM

Business Development Director

Delana joined Encompass Health in 2021 as business development director.

Delana joined Encompass Health in 2021 as business development director. She has more than 25 years of healthcare experience including program management, medical social work, case management, philanthropy and business development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in health services administration from University of St. Francis.

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Mason Bucklin
MASON BUCKLIN, PharmD, BCPS

Director of Pharmacy

Mason joined Encompass Health in January 2023 as the director of pharmacy.

Mason joined Encompass Health in January 2023 as the director of pharmacy. After graduating from Drake University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011, Mason completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Duke University Hospital followed by a PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He practiced as an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist for several years and was certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist. He has held a management position with a tele-pharmacy company for the past five years and has recent experience at a long-term acute care rehabilitation facility. Mason enjoys choral music and sings with the Knoxville Chorale Society and the Knoxville Chamber of Chorale.

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Laura Ewert
LAURA EWERT, PHR, MSM, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director

Laura joined Encompass Health as the HR Director in 2020. She has more than 20 years of healthcare human resources experience.

Laura joined Encompass Health as the HR Director in 2020. She has more than 20 years of healthcare human resources experience. An Illinois native, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and a Masters in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Jarvis Ford
JARVIS FORD

Controller

Jarvis re-joined the Encompass Health team in December 2022.

Jarvis re-joined the Encompass Health team in December 2022. He has more than 19 years of various healthcare experience, including 14 years in healthcare accounting at both corporate and hospital levels. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Alabama A&M University. He began his career with Encompass Health home office where he served as a cash accountant, supply chain analyst and inpatient accountant. He also served as an accounting manager and controller at three different rehabilitation hospitals and as an ACFO at two acute care hospitals. He also volunteers with his fraternity Omega Psi Phi to help raise funds for scholarships and mentoring youth.

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Anne Teasley
ANNE TEASLEY, M.S., CPHQ

Director of Quality & Risk

Anne served as quality and perspective payment system coordinator for 13 years before accepting the role of director of quality and risk in December 2022.

Anne served as quality and perspective payment system coordinator for 13 years before accepting the role of director of quality and risk in December 2022. She has more than 32 years of experience in clinical and quality leadership. Anne received her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Kentucky and her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee. She is also licensed as a senior psychological examiner.

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April Vineyard
APRIL VINEYARD, RN, BSN, ACM

Director of Case Management

April assumed the director of case management role in January 2023. She has more than 15 years of case management experience.

April assumed the director of case management role in January 2023. She has more than 15 years of case management experience, including her previous role as coordinator of case management beginning in 2017. April graduated in 2003 from Tennessee Wesleyan College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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Christy Williams
CHRISTY WILLIAMS, PT, DPT, CBIS, LSVT

Director of Therapy Operations

Christy joined Encompass Health in 2021 as director of therapy operations.

Christy joined Encompass Health in 2021 as director of therapy operations. She brings more than 16 years of clinical and leadership experience. Originally from Knoxville, Christy holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

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Marylou Young
MARY LOU YOUNG, BSN, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Lou brings more than 20 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health.

Mary Lou brings more than 20 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health. A Kentucky native, she graduated from Union College in Barbourville Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and then attended graduate school at Midway University where she graduated with a master’s in Business Administration. Mary Lou is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and holds a certification as a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional (HACP).

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