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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 Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Westerville, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

When you choose Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health 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 Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, 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

60 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Parking

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Service Animals Allowed

Interpreter Services

Support Groups

Volunteers

Student Observation Hours

Onsite Dialysis

Bariatric Rooms

Day Room

Tours Available

Private Rooms

Therapy Animals

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Careers

We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Wound Care

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Professionally Accredited

Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

View our accreditation reports below.

Leadership and Staff

Angie Bridges
ANGELA (ANGIE) BRIDGES

Chief Executive Officer

Angie graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s in nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati and then in 1996 obtained a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University.
Angie graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s in nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati and then in 1996 obtained a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University. She has been in some form of hospital administration since 1990 ranging from assistant head nurse to her most recent role as the director of patient care services/chief nursing officer with Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Angie joined Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital as the chief executive officer in October 2016.
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Matthew Fanous
Matthew Fanous

Medical Director

Dr. Fanous is a board-certified physiatrist who serves as the medical director of Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Fanous is a board-certified physiatrist who serves as the medical director of Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Fanous is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed both his medical internship and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at The Ohio State University where he served as chief resident. He also completed his master's degree in business administration at The Ohio State University. Dr. Fanous currently serves as an assistant professor at The Ohio State University.

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Polly Bailey
Polly Bailey

Business Development Director

Polly brings more than 18 years of marketing and inpatient rehabilitation admissions experience to the Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital.
Polly brings more than 18 years of marketing and inpatient rehabilitation admissions experience to the Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from The Ohio State University with her bachelor's degree and master's degree in speech-language pathology. She began her career with the Mount Carmel Health System in 1993, working as a speech-language pathologist on both the acute care and inpatient rehab units for five years before accepting the role of rehabilitation specialist/admissions coordinator in 1998.
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Merri Foltz
Merri Foltz

Director of Human Resources

Merri comes to Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare human resources.
Merri comes to Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare human resources. Her professional experience includes LTACH, hospice and behavioral health. Graduating from The Ohio State University with a master’s degree in public administration specializing in human resources management, Merri has primarily worked in the Columbus area.
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Chris Gaydish
Christopher Gaydish

Facilities Management Director

Chris has more than seven years of plant operations experience in a hospital environment.
Chris has more than seven years of plant operations experience in a hospital environment. Prior to joining Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, Chris had served as an assistant director of plant operations, safety officer, facility team lead and facility electrician in a hospital setting.
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Laura Grimes
LAURA GRIMES

Director of Pharmacy

Laura brings with her more than 20 years of pharmacy experience to Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital.

Laura brings with her more than 20 years of pharmacy experience to Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2003 with her Doctor of Pharmacy and has since worked in both outpatient and inpatient pharmacy settings. She brings with her experience in both clinical and administrative roles within pharmacy, including more than 10 years in the acute care setting. She has worked as a clinical pharmacy manager with a focus on critical care and infectious disease, precepting future pharmacy students and has previous director of pharmacy experience.

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Camille Milligan
Camille Milligan, MA CCC/SLP

Director of Therapy Operations

Camille has been practicing in the field of speech-language pathology for 21 years.
Camille has been practicing in the field of speech-language pathology for 21 years. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's degree in speech-language pathology both from The Ohio State University, she began her career as a speech-language pathologist at Mount Carmel Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in 1995. She served as the clinical coordinator at Mount Carmel from 2002 until 2017. Camille completed the Healthcare Leadership Series from Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions in 2016. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
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Angela Russell
Angela Russell

Director of Quality & Risk

Angela began her career with the Mount Carmel Health System in 2006.

Angela began her career with the Mount Carmel Health System in 2006, as a physical therapist with the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Mount Carmel West Hospital. Since 2017, she has worked at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, both as a physical therapist and a patient assessment standards coordinator. Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and her master’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University.

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Susan Sargent
SUSAN SARGENT

Chief Nursing Officer

Susan began her career as a nursing assistant in 2000 and is now a Certified Rehabilitation Nurse.

Susan began her career as a nursing assistant in 2000 and is now a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN). Her journey in nursing has taken her from direct patient care to director of nursing positions. Before her career with Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Hospital, Susan worked as a bedside nurse in intermediate critical care, she then began working for an Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Susan served as a wound care coordinator, nurse manager and hospital educator. Susan is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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Grace Stanley
Grace Stanley

Director of Case Management

Grace has more than 13 years of experience in hospital based case management.
Grace has more than 13 years of experience in hospital based case management. She spent eight of those years at the Mount Carmel Health System inpatient rehabilitation unit where she developed a passion for working in the rehabilitation field. Grace also brings experience with cancer services and home health care to our team. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from The Ohio State University. During her time in case management, she has served on many patient centered committees.
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