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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Murrieta, we serve the surrounding area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation 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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Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Perry is responsible for the day-to-day operations for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta. He began his career as a physical therapist after receiving his master’s degree in physical Therapy from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from California Lutheran University. Perry advanced his career and most recently worked as an Enterprise vice president of an acute care system. Having worked as a hospital executive for more than 15 years and in the healthcare industry for more than 28 years, Perry has a great deal of experience leading multidisciplinary teams. Perry is passionate about ensuring patients and families have an exceptional experience when receiving care from the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta.
Human Resources Manager
Claudia joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta in early March 2020. She is a dedicated human resources professional with 15 years of experience and offers an array of skills. She earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix and is pursuing her master’s degree. Claudia started her career in human resources as a 42A human resources specialist in the U.S. Army and is a decorated combat veteran.
Director of Quality & Risk Management
Jennifer joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta team in 2019 as a registered nurse. She brings 13 years of combined nursing experience from the acute and public health settings. Jennifer was a relief nurse supervisor and hospital educator before becoming the director of quality and risk management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University of Los Angeles as well as certifications in public health nursing and rehabilitation nursing. Jennifer is committed to patient safety and ensuring that all patients receive quality care in addition to the best possible patient experience.
As an infection control practitioner, Ted Ellinger keeps patients and staff safe through the use of proven techniques to prevent the spread of infectious agents in the healthcare environment. He obtained his registered nurse license in 2014 and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Ted is board certified in infection prevention and control, is a member of APIC, and has been an infection preventionist for more than six years.
Chief Nursing Officer
As chief nursing officer, Linda Frazier leads the nursing team, respiratory care practitioners and the clinical dieticians in the hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1992. Then, in 2015, she continued her education to receive her Master of Science in Nursing. Linda has experience providing care and leadership in a variety of medical, surgical and procedural areas within the acute care setting. In addition, she serves as an adjunct nursing instructor and strives to advance the nursing profession. Linda is a valuable asset to the team and looks forward to providing incomparable care for the patients at Encompass Health Murrieta.
Director of Facilities Management
As the director of facilities management, Shane leads the environmental services team and oversees facility maintenance, security management, environment of care and life safety. He began his career in healthcare as an engineering technician in 2004. As an active member of California Society for Healthcare Engineering with 16 years of experience in the field, Shane is devoted to make every patient’s stay as comfortable as possible and looks forward to using his knowledge to ensure that Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Murrieta continues to run smoothly, efficiently, and safely.
Director of Case Management
Cherita joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 and has worked a rehab liaison, admissions liaison and case manager. As a native of Columbia, South Carolina, Cherita joined Encompass Health Murrieta in April 2022 with more than 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Cherita holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications for Hampton University, a master’s in social work from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from Charis Bible College.
Business Development Director
Chanel began at Encompass Health of Richmond, Virginia, in 2007 as a receptionist. She fulfilled numerous positions at this location, which eventually lead her into a case manager role, where she staunchly advocated for patient rights and satisfaction. In 2018, Chanel was promoted to director of case management at Encompass Health of Petersburg, Virginia, and then transitioned to the Murrieta hospital in California. Chanel earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical social work and continues to advocate for the best outcomes for the hospital’s patients.
As the controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta, Duane oversees all financial aspects of the facility. With more than 30 years of experience and having obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, he brings exceptional expertise and valuable knowledge to his role. Duane looks forward to ensuring that Encompass Health Murrieta remains economically efficient while providing exceptional care to its patients.
Director of Therapy Operations
Eric has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for 14 years. After obtaining a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Loma Linda University in Southern California in 2006, he began his career in inpatient therapy rehabilitation and never looked back. He found his calling in this setting, as he saw monumental changes in patients function during their rehabilitation stay. Eric also serves as a curriculum advisory to Loma Linda University Occupational Therapy program and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Director of Pharmacy
Bill is the director of pharmacy for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta. Bill and his team are responsible for monitoring medication use for hospitalized patients and educating patients about the medications they will be taking at home, once discharged. Bill has been a pharmacist for 40 years and in pharmacy leadership roles for 20 years. He grew up in the midwest and attended pharmacy school at University of Wisconsin – Madison. In 2018, he finished his master's degree in healthcare administration. Bill brings special expertise in customer service and regulatory compliance along with a desire to provide excellent and compassionate care to our rehabilitation patients.
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