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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 New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Portland, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and 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:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and 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:
Pets, approval required
Student observation hours
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
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 brain injury rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Nab has 26 years of healthcare experience and has worked in numerous industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals. Prior to joining NERHP, Nab opened the first inpatient rehabilitation hospital for Nobis Rehab Partners in Dublin, Ohio., Nab has served as CEO for Select Columbus East and as interim CEO for Select Columbus South Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH). He has experience in physician recruitment and relations as well as working with independent physician groups. Nab has also worked in the short-term acute care space on service lines.
Dr. Morrione completed a geriatric fellowship at Maine Medical Center and joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008. A graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Morrione completed his residency in family medicine at Maine Medical Center. He is a member of the American Geriatric Society and is board-certified in family medicine and in geriatric medicine. Dr. Morrione is also on staff at Maine Medical Center.
Dr. Morrione is an independent private practice physician.
Stacy joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in March 2023. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in healthcare finance. Stacy began as a CPA in the healthcare industry and then transitioned to the private sector, working as a finance manager in a homecare agency. Stacy earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Maine.
Director of Pharmacy
Kate began her pharmacy career at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in January 2014. She was a clinical staff pharmacist until 2019, when she joined our leadership team as the director of pharmacy. She has clinical experience in psychiatry and is board certified in geriatrics. Kate also precepts pharmacy students from the University of New England College of Pharmacy, her alma mater.
Director of Case Management
Laura came to New England Rehabilitation Hospital in October 2018 with many years of case management experience in both the public and private sector. She holds a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine, and a Master’s Social Work Degree from the University of New England. Laura is a proud Navy Mom. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and offshore fishing with her family.
Business Development Director
Cathy joined our leadership team as business development director in early 2021 with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, as both an occupational therapist and case manager at NERHP. Having worked across the continuum of post-acute healthcare in Maine, she has a deep knowledge and established relationships in the community. Cathy is focused on leading our admissions team to create opportunities for patients to achieve their best possible outcomes. She earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of New England.
Human Resources Director
Erica has worked in human resources since 1999, with more than half of her experience in healthcare. She brings knowledge from acute and long-term care as well as home infusion therapy, and the insurance arena. Erica earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Westbrook College. Erica holds both her PHR from HRCI and SHRM-CP from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Director of Facilities Management
Paul joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland's leadership team in March 2020 with more than 10 years of healthcare experience. He has spent time working in the business office, quality department and most recently overseeing the materials management. Before his time in healthcare, Paul spent over a decade running a successful small business in residential and commercial construction.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Torey joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland as director of quality and risk management in September 2019. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Her career has included direct patient care as well as nursing and quality leadership roles. Torey excels in all areas of quality, from facilitating positive patient and family experiences to quality improvement processes and government communications. She received her BSN from St. Joseph’s College.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Savage comes to us from his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Savage is a graduate of Hamilton College and earned his Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Savage is an independent private practice physician.
Chief Nursing Officer
Vicki joined the team at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP) in 2017 and has more than 13 years of inpatient rehabilitation nursing experience. Prior to becoming CNO, she had eight years of nursing leadership experience in management and supervisory roles. Vicki is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and a member of the Association for Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). She received her master's degree in nursing and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Mary in 2020. Vicki has special interests in nursing quality and education and in 2021 she was the recipient of the NERHP leadership award.
Director of Therapy Operations
Laura joined New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in 2011. She has held positions as a staff physical therapist as well as physical therapy team leader. In 2020 Laura became the director of therapy operations. Prior to joining the team at NERH she had experience in acute care, skilled nursing, and other acute rehabilitation settings. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Since 2006, Laura has been a board certified specialist in neurologic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy specialties. In 2018 Laura received the employee of the year award for NERH as well as the outstanding employee achievement award for the northeast region of Encompass Health. In addition to clinical practice, Laura enjoys teaching and has provided guest lab instruction and lecturing at the University of New England.