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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Stuart, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology 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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80 Private rooms
Spanish translators available
Student observation hours
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
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 stroke rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Ivette Miranda joined Encompass Health in October 2014 and brings more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to her role. Ivette graduated with a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a master's of business administration from the University of Phoenix. Ivette's extensive experience includes acute care hospital leadership roles including chief operating officer, associate administrator and business office director. In addition, Ivette provided several years of healthcare consulting services to acute hospitals throughout the country.
After undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama, Dr. Chastain graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1988. He completed internship and residency in internal medicine at UAB in 1991 and began practice in Dothan, Alabama the same year. During his time in Dothan, he gained 16 years of experience in inpatient rehabilitation with Encompass Health including functioning as the medical director. He completed a fellowship in vascular medicine in Greenville, South Carolina in 2012 and is now board certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine. Special interests include peripheral arterial disease, stroke prevention, venous thrombosis, noninvasive vascular testing and vascular rehabilitation. He and his wife Sheila have been married for over 30 years and have two children.
Dr. Chastain is an independent private practice physician.
Human Resources Director
Christina has been with Encompass Health since 2019, bringing nine years of management/employee relations experience to the team. Christina has held various positions in her time with the company, including administrative assistant in the human resources department and human resources coordinator. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Palm Beach State College and is currently pursuing her master's degree in business administration from Capella University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Charmaine brings 16 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. She graduated with an Associate of Science in nursing from Broward Community and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. She also has her Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Charmaine’s experience includes acute care hospital leadership in assistant chief nursing officer, director of inpatient surgical services, clinical manager and nursing supervisor.
Director of Facilities Management
Gary has worked in healthcare facility management for more than 40 years. He has experience working with acute care hospitals, pediatric healthcare as well as managing and operating medical office buildings and surgery centers as the director of engineering with departments of maintenance, environmental services, food services and security reporting to him. Having served in the military in the U.S. Coast Guard, Virginia Army National Guard and the U.S. Army, he used his military time to pass his college equivalencies to attend Officers Candidate School in Fort Benning, GA. He has an extensive background as a mechanical contractor, general contractor and worked as an engineer in training for a large architectural & engineering firm in Richmond, VA. Gary is not a new comer to Encompass Health having worked at our home office, acute care hospitals, surgery centers and rehabilitation hospitals before returning to Encompass Health Martin.
Director of Pharmacy
Claudia brings more than 15 years of clinical pharmacy experience and nine years of pharmacy leadership to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. Claudia graduated with her doctorate of pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she continues to precept pharmacy students. Claudia is passionate about making a difference for patients by ensuring they receive the safest and most effective pharmaceutical care.
Business Development Director
For the past 20 years, Kathy O’Hanna’s focus has been in healthcare marketing and business development. She has experience working in pharmaceutical sales, durable medical equipment, home health care and hospice. Most recently, she served as the division director of sales and business development for Life Care Centers of America. In her role, she was responsible for the oversight of the admissions and marketing teams for 21 skilled nursing facilities throughout the Florida. Her favorite part of healthcare marketing is the primary focus on the patients and those who care for them. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University.
Director of Therapy Operations
Christa serves as director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. She joined the Encompass Health team more than 14 years ago as an occupational therapist. She has held various positions including senior occupational therapist, therapy team leader and most recently therapy manager. She graduated in 2003, from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy with honors. Inpatient rehabilitation has always been Christa’s passion with the patient experience being her priority. She enjoys helping patients return to functioning in their homes and communities.
Dawn brings more than 15 years of healthcare financial management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. Her prior experience includes acute-care as well as various healthcare management companies. Dawn received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She has been a resident of Stuart, Florida for over 20 years.
Hospital HIPAA Officer
Donna has 15 years of experience in healthcare, ranging from mental health to long term care settings. She is a Chattanooga native, and new to Encompass Health serving as the hospital’s Health information management director and the hospital HIPAA officer. Donna is credentialed with American Health Information Management Association as a registered health information technician and an active member.
Director of Case Management
Donna Watler brings 25 years of RN experience to Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital and affiliate of Martin Health in her role as Director of Case Management. She spent ten years working in case management. Donna received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and in Nursing from FAU. She also became a certified case manager in 2013. Case management plays a key role in the interdisciplinary team, providing assessment and promotion of quality and cost-effective transition of care, to ensure optimal patient wellness and autonomy.
Director of Quality & Risk
Heather is an accomplished healthcare leader with more than 20 years of experience in various healthcare fields including acute care, ambulatory and post-acute care settings. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Heather served as the vice president of ambulatory services at Broward Health in which she oversaw all aspects of operations for over 150 employed physicians and 60 locations in south Florida. Heather’s passion is rooted in patient care, as she has been a registered nurse for more than 15 years. Heather attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds an associate degree of nursing from Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts. and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University. Heather is currently pursuing her master's degree in nursing.
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