Our goal is to deliver high-quality care to patients, families and caregivers where it matters most – at home.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
Serving the Norwood, MA area, we are one of the nation’s leading providers of home health services and continually set the standard of homecare through our people, our approach and our outcomes.
The patient experience is at the core of everything we do. That’s why we work collaboratively with the patient’s team of experts to craft a plan of care that meets their specific needs. Our skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, medical social workers and home health aides use a coordinated, interprofessional approach to deliver compassionate, specialized care in the comfort of home.
Whether recovering from a surgery, recent hospital stay, or managing a disease or injury, our services are designed to meet patient’s where they are. We offer cutting-edge specialty programs that focus on patient education, self-management and reducing hospital readmission, resulting in better care and better outcomes for our patients.
Our Post-Operative Programs, including Orthopedics, Heart & Vascular and General Surgery, deliver protocol-driven, physician-specific care to surgical patients. We admit patients timely after a hospital or facility discharge and provide services daily if needed. We educate patients prior to surgery so they know what to expect throughout their recovery journey.
An estimated 85% of falls occur at home, and 44% of these are due to environmental hazards. Our programs use a multifactorial assessment to identify fall risk and develop an individualized plan of care that significantly reduces the risk of falls. We incorporate evidence-based practices along with outcome reports to help our patients achieve superior outcomes.
Our Cardiopulmonary Programs, including Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Hypertension, utilize standards of practice incorporated into our clinical pathways and educational materials. Our programs focus on patient education, self-management and compliance, resulting in exceptional patient outcomes and a reduced need for emergency care.
Through our Community Care Program, we are able to provide a better way to care to patients living in assisted or independent living facilities, as well as residential care communities. We take a coordinated approach to care that allows patients to safely age in place.
Our Care Transitions Program focuses on continuity of care between the patient’s team of experts to provide a safe transition home. This program ensures all the patient’s needs are met so they can achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our Care Connections Program empowers patients to remain in control of their healthcare decisions while providing a seamless transition from home health to hospice. This program seeks to improve quality of life by providing the appropriate level of care that is overseen by one company.
President and CEO
Barb Jacobsmeyer was named chief executive officer of home health and hospice on June 21, 2021 having previously served as the Company’s executive vice president of operations since Dec. 29, 2016. She joined Encompass Health in 2007 as president of Encompass Health’s central region from 2012-2016 and as chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis, a partnership of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, from 2007-2012. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Jacobsmeyer served as chief operating officer for Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University and her master’s degree in health services management from Webster University.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
Cliff Blessing is the senior vice president of development of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president of development, joining the company in 2012. He previously worked in corporate finance and development at Pizza Hut, commercial lending and real estate development. Blessing graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in finance, then earned a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Chief Financial Officer, Home Health & Hospice
Crissy Carlisle was named chief financial officer of Encompass Health’s home health and hospice business segment in June 2021. Carlisle, who previously held the position of the company’s chief investor relations officer since September 2015, also served as Encompass Health’s director of SEC reporting since February 2005 and vice president of financial reporting beginning August 2005. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and her master’s in business administration from Duke University. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Carlisle served as a director within the corporate recovery division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and additionally as a manager within their audit practice.
Executive Vice President, Home Health and Hospice Operations
Julie Jolley serves as the executive vice president of home health and hospice operations at Encompass Health. Julie has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and part of the Encompass Health organization for over 20 years, holding various leadership roles at the local and regional level. Julie received an associate degree in nursing from Amarillo College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University.
General Counsel, Home Health & Hospice
Chad Knight serves as general counsel of home health and hospice for Encompass Health. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he was general counsel of ZoomCare, assistant general counsel of PeaceHealth System and also in private practice. He received a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and a law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
Executive Vice President Clinical Excellence and Strategy
Bud Langham is the chief strategy & innovation officer of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. He joined Encompass Health in 2008 after holding leadership roles in a variety of acute and post-acute settings including acute care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient and cardiac rehabilitation. Langham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the OU Price College of Business in Norman, Oklahoma.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Home Health & Hospice
Dan Peoples is the executive vice president of sales and marketing of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. He provides extensive experience and knowledge in the creation and success of start-up companies, having formed Taylor Medical, Inc. and Home Care Supply, Inc. prior to joining Encompass Health in 2007. Peoples received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Executive Vice President of Strategic Operations, Home Health & Hospice
Brenda Riordan is the executive vice president of strategic operations for home health and hospice at Encompass Health. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving in various leadership roles in the acute, post-acute, rehabilitation and home health sectors. Riordan earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Boston University and received a master’s degree in public and health administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.