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Welcome to Encompass Health Manati

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 Manatí, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Manati, 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 Manatí 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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí, 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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Leadership and Staff

Ruthmaris Nieves CEO
RUTHMARIS NIEVES, OTR, MPH, MHSA

Chief Executive Officer

Ruthmaris has more than 20 years of experience in the hospital industry, five of them in hospital management.

Ruthmaris joined Encompass Health in 2005 and served as the director of therapy operations for more than a decade before becoming the CEO. She has more than 20 years of experience in the hospital industry, five of them in hospital management. She has worked in a variety of healthcare scenarios such as inpatient rehabilitation, trauma center and outpatient clinics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. Ruthmaris earned a master’s degree in gerontology in 2009 and a master’s degree in healthcare services administration in 2016. All of them from the Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico.

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Manuel Mas
MANUEL MAS

Medical Director

Dr. Mas brings his experience in inpatient care and brain injury population to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí.

Dr. Mas brings his experience in inpatient care and brain injury population to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in general sciences. He received a doctoral degree in medicine from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He then completed a subspecialty in brain injury medicine from the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Mas is an independent private practice physician.

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Iris Berrios
IRIS BERRIOS, RN, BSN, MSHA

Business Development Director

Iris has more than seven years of experience in healthcare industry.

Iris has more than seven years of experience in the healthcare industry. She joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí in 2017 as a general nurse, in 2019 became rehab liaison and in 2021 she was promoted to senior rehab liaison; she is now the business development director. Iris graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Puerto Rico, and summa cum laude with a master's degree in health services administration from the Ana G Mendez University.

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Yalitza Collazo
Yalitza Collazo

Director of Therapy Operations

Yalitza holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico Cayey Campus and a master's degree from the Medical Sciences Campus.

Yalitza holds a bachelor's degree in natural sciences from the University of Puerto Rico Cayey Campus and a master's degree in science with a concentration in physical therapy from the Medical Sciences Campus. She started as a student in the company in 2006, and then became a full-time physical therapist, team leader of physical therapy and now, director of therapy operations. She holds certifications in the area of neurological rehabilitation and trainings in technology of rehabilitation that the company owns. She has knowledge and skills in the education area.

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Jesús Corazón
Jesus Corazon

Area Controller

Jesús has more than 20 years of experience working for the hospital industry in the areas of finance and accounting.

Jesús has more than 20 years of experience working for the hospital industry in the areas of finance and accounting. He has worked for various industry sectors, such as; acute care hospitals and nonprofit organizations. He has also provided management consulting, accounting and contributions to other industries, such as; mortgage banking, restaurants, laboratories, and durable medical equipment companies, among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting, from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. He is also an active member and 2016-2017 President of the Board of the Hospital Financial Management Association (HFMA), Chapter in Puerto Rico.

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Erika Landrau
Erika Landrau

Director of Human Resources

Erika brings years of human resources management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manati.

Erika brings years of human resources management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manati. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising. Erika also holds a master's degree in business administration and human resources from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.

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Emy Lavilla
Emy La Villa

Case Management Director

Emy completed a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in direct social work service.

Emy has more than seven years of experience in the healthcare industry. She completed a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in direct social work service, both from the Inter-American University of PR. The commitment to patients’ care, family members and teamwork are part of her professional characteristics.

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Ana Peralta
Ana Peralta, BSPH

Health Information Management Supervisor

Ana has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has been working for Encompass Health since 2001.

Ana has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has been working for Encompass Health since 2001. She first started at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of San Juan and then joined Encompass Health Manati as the health information management supervisor in 2002. Ana has an associate degree in health information technology, a bachelor’s degree in health management from the Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in health information administration from Medical Science Campus, University of Puerto Rico.

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Angelo Quiles
Angelo Quiles

Chief Nursing Officer

Angelo holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in trauma with a concentration in administration from the EDP University. 

Angelo holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in trauma with a concentration in administration from the EDP University. Angelo has more than seven years of experience in the health care industry, with experience in departments such as medicine, intensive care, telemetry, operating room, labor room, NICU, pediatrics, blood bank, adult emergency room and pediatric emergency room.

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Evelyn Santiago
Evelyn Santiago, MPH

Director of Quality/Risk Management

Evelyn is the director of quality and risk management.

Evelyn is the director of quality and risk management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manati.  She began working with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of San Juan in June 2005. In 2007, Evelyn became part of the startup team of the Encompass Health Manatí location. She obtained her master's degree in public health from the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico in 2019. She also has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Evelyn is member of the Asociación de Calidad en Salud de Puerto Rico and the American Public Health Association.

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