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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Miami, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury, cardiac conditions 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

60 Beds

45 Semi-private rooms

15 Private rooms

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Tours available

Courtyard

ADA approved service animals allowed

Volunteers

Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Joint Commission Accreditation

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

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.

Oncology Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in oncology rehabilitation.

Hospital Happenings

Steven entered Encompass Health Miami unable to bear weight on his left leg, making his self-care and mobility extremely difficult. He learned various adaptive techniques in order to regain his independence. Steven participated in our inpatient rehabilitation program and received physical, occupational and speech therapy. Today, he is preparing for discharge home. Congratulations, Steven!

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Hospital Happenings

As part of Stroke Awareness Month, a stroke education Zoom presentation was given to The Town of Cutler Bay Active Adults. The topics were stroke rehabilitation, prevention, how to identify a stroke and the importance of rehabilitation.

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Stress Awareness Month

Hospital Happenings

During the month of May, we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Miami, we recognize our speech therapists who treat individuals with voice, cognitive, language, hearing and speech disorders, as well as swallowing impairments.

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

Hospital Happenings

Each month, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami hosts a luncheon event for all employees to review our outcomes, patient satisfaction and goals, as well as recognize the accomplishments of our hard-working team. It's a fun team building event, and we especially like it when the weather is nice enough to enjoy lunch outside.

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Luncheon

Hospital Happenings

Today at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, we celebrate our nurses. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our patients and hospital. Nurses and assistants, we appreciate you beyond words.

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Today at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, we celebrate our nurses.

Hospital Happenings

In celebration of Earth Day, Encompass Health Miami's Green Team hosted a tree planting ceremony. The Green Team's mission is to promote and preserve our community and environment for the health and longevity of future generations.

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Hospital Happenings

As Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami prepares for Stroke Awareness Month, we gathered some of our therapists from the neuro gym to showcase just a few of the many stroke success stories they have been a part of over the years.

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The Joint Commission

Hospital Happenings

In preparation for National Nurses Week in May, our nurses at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami were asked what makes them passionate about their nursing career. Rehab nurses provide care to help individuals return to their previous level of function. Rehab nurses make a difference!

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In preparation for National Nurses Week in May, our nurses at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami were asked what makes them passionate about their nursing career.

Hospital Happenings

April is National Occupational Therapy Month. There are many misconceptions that occupational therapists help individuals find jobs, or that they strictly work on upper body strengthening and are the same as physical therapists.

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month. There are many misconceptions that occupational therapists help individuals find jobs, or that they strictly work on upper body strengthening and are the same as physical therapists.

Leadership and staff

Tarif Chowdhury CEO
TARIF CHOWDHURY

Interim Chief Executive Officer

TC joined Encompass Health in December 2021 and brings with him more than 13 years of healthcare experience.

TC joined Encompass Health in December 2021 and brings with him more than 13 years of healthcare experience. Prior to his time at Encompass Health, TC served in several clinical and leadership roles in acute care hospitals. He has an associate's degree in nursing, bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in business administration.

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Lourdes Nunez
Lourdes Nunez

Medical Director

Lourdes Nunez, M.D. is a family practitioner and the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami.

Lourdes Nunez, M.D. is a family practitioner and the medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami. She also maintains a family medicine practice for outpatients at her Kendall office on 120th Street. Dr. Nunez has been on staff at Encompass Health since 2000. Her presence in the facility has brought a competent and calming component to her patients, family members and staff.

Dr. Nunez received her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her internship and residency in family practice at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Nunez’s approach is gentle, but thorough. She is a proponent of preventative measures for optimum health and open-minded to alternative healthcare practices.

Dr. Nunez is an independent private practice physician.

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Dorian Agosto
Dorian Agosto

Director of Case Management

Dorian has been employed by Encompass Health since 2001.

Dorian has been employed by Encompass Health since 2001. She was the director of case management of our rehabilitation hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Miami in 2013. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in social work and from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

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Yasmari Aviles
Yasmari Aviles, CRRN

Director of Quality & Risk

Yasmari joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami in 2016.

Yasmari joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami in 2016. She became the director of quality and risk management in February 2021. She first started with Encompass Health as a registered nurse working part time. She was promoted to a full-time nursing supervisor for the night shift in October 2018. After two years of working at Encompass Health, she obtained her CRRN certification and is continuing her education to obtain her master’s degree. She has a passion for patient safety and building a culture of trust with her team.

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Lourdes Colon
Lourdes M. Colón, CPh, Pharm.D., RPh

Director of Pharmacy Services

Lourdes brings more than 19 years of pharmacy experience to Encompass Health.

Lourdes brings more than 19 years of pharmacy experience to Encompass Health. From community and retail setting to acute care experience, Dr. Colón provides clinical support and operations management to the Encompass Health Miami Pharmacy Department.  Lourdes obtained a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Puerto Rico in May 2002. In addition, she obtained a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in May 2009. Dr. Colón is an active pharmacist in the state of Florida and Puerto Rico. She is also a consultant pharmacist for the state of Florida and a student preceptor for Nova Southeastern University Pharmacy School. Lourdes joined the Encompass Health team on October 2008. She is an active member of the Encompass Health Pharmacy Leadership Board. At the Encompass Health Miami hospital, she leads the antibiotic stewardship program and the pain management program providing the latest initiatives and protocols for the safe administration of medications. Her dedication, respect, professionalism and passion for the pharmacy profession provide her with the enthusiasm to work for her patients day by day.

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John Hatfield
John Hatfield

Director of Facilities Management

John has been working in healthcare engineering/facility management for over 34 years and has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami for the last 8 years.

John has been working in healthcare engineering/facility management for over 34 years and has worked at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami for the last 8 years. John earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and equivalent bachelor’s degree in emergency management from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. John is a certified healthcare engineer (CHE) and a certified healthcare emergency professional (CHEP). He is the current president of the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association District IV and the current co-chair of the Miami Dade County Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Training and Exercise committee. John is very involved with helping the community he serves in areas of engineering and emergency management.

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Rafael Alvarez
Rafael Alvarez Luis, ARNP, RN, CRRN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Rafael Alvarez Luis is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami.

Rafael Alvarez Luis is the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami. He has more than 10 years of acute care nursing experience and has worked in several nursing positions during his career at Encompass Health Miami. Rafael received his MSN and ARNP from the Universidad de Turabo in Puerto Rico and is a member of the National ARNP Association Board. He was appointed as the CNO of HealthSouth Miami in 2018 and has been optimal in assisting with organizational change, performance measurement, quality and process improvement, patient safety and group facilitation.

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