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Joint Commission Accreditation
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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Karthik was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala in October 2016. Prior to joining Encompass Health Ocala, he served as the associate administrator of a 75-bed rehabilitation hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.. Karthik achieved his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas and served as a CARF surveyor with program specialty in stroke and amputation for five years.
Dr. Beyley-Pagan serves as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala. Specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, he oversees the care of patients who are recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries. Dr. Beyley-Pagan achieved his medical doctorate at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, and completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Beyley-Pagan is an independent private practice physician.
Hospital HIPAA Officer
Gregoire brings more than 15 years of progressive experience in healthcare management and leadership expertise to our team. He has served as the health information manager, privacy officer and records custodian for the Florida Department of Health for 10 years. He is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Texas Rural Health Association. He joined Encompass Health in 2016. He is an advocate for HIPAA rules and regulations and has streamlined many important records management, privacy and regulatory processes for our organization.
Business Development Director
Jill Christy serves as the business development director of Encompass Health Ocala. She has been employed with Encompass Health since 2007 and brings more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from Marshall University and a master’s degree in social work with a specialized focus on business administration and mental health from West Virginia University. Jill serves on the Marion County American Heart Association Go Red for Women Leadership Team Committee and is a designated coach for the Marion County AHA Heart Walk.
Rob has 30 years of broad financial and accounting experience spanning financial consolidations and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, planning, forecasting, analysis and shared services. Past roles include director titles with experience in manufacturing and IT infrastructure industries. Rob obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Indiana, and maintains CPA status in both Maryland and Illinois.
Director of Therapy Operations
Monica is Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala’s director of therapy operations. Prior to working at Encompass Health Ocala, she served as the rehab director for Oakhurst Health where she received their national award for excellence in customer service and product development. She also led her team to department of the year and was awarded department head of the year. She has more than 17 years of experience being an occupational therapist. Monica is a graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, Florida.
Facilities Management Director
Jeff Empfield has been employed at Encompass Health Ocala since 2016. An electrician by trade, Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare. Jeff is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association.
Chief Nursing Officer
Heather has over 20 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings including ICU, emergency department, education and home health. Heather joined the Encompass Health Ocala team in 2014. She has served in a number of different roles including nursing supervisor, infection control and hospital educator as well as director of quality & risk. Heather completed her nursing education in Ontario Canada.
Director of Quality & Risk
Christina brings nearly 20 years of nursing and administrative experience to Encompass Health and has professional affiliations with AONE, ASHRM, FSHRMPS and NHRQ. Throughout the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work across the spectrum in healthcare. Christina brings extensive experience as a director of quality & risk management & clinical development and director of clinical operations for multiple on-site employee-based primary care and wellness centers. She has also served as a nurse administrator in ambulatory surgery centers, nursing supervisor/compliance coordinator in urgent care/family practice, case manager in the hospital setting and as a risk manager in ambulatory surgery centers.
Director of Case Management
Mary Anne McCreadie serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Ocala. Mary Anne has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and hospital management. She completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. In addition she earned the Certified Case Manager designation in 2014.
Human Resources Director
Chinni brings a combination of more than 20 years of criminal justice, healthcare management and human resources experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. An Ocala native, she graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree in human service and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in human resource management from Capella University. Chinni is also a member of (SHRM) Society for Human Resource Management. Her passion is being a change agent for human services.
We are focused on two things: the progress our patients make and the outcomes they achieve. This is evidenced by our industry-leading performance scores.
We want you to get better, and to make that happen, we need to know where you began. Upon arrival at one of our hospitals, we will measure how much help you need to perform basic skills – this is called your Functional Outcome Measures. Your rehabilitation team will review these with you, set challenging but attainable goals, and design a treatment plan to help you meet your specific goals. Before you leave the hospital, we will rescore your Functional Outcome Measures assessment to see how much you’ve improved, determine how well you have met your goals, and provide you the materials and training you need to continue your progress after you leave the hospital.
Our nurses deliver specialized, around-the-clock care that is crucial on a patient’s journey to recovery.
Our physical therapists help patients increase their physical function, mobility, strength, balance and safety by designing specialized testing and exercises.
Our occupational therapists design activity-based therapy to promote a patient’s independence in self-care, home management and work skills.
Our independent private-practice physicians and medical directors have specialized training and experience in rehabilitation medicine, and provide close clinical oversight for each patient and their treatment plan.
Our respiratory therapists help our patients with their lungs and respiratory system when their breathing is affected by injury or surgery.
Our speech-language pathologists help patients overcome communication disorders, speech challenges and swallowing problems.
Our dietary and nutritional counselors oversee each patient’s meals to make sure they receive the proper nutrition during and after treatment.
Our case managers coordinate care plans with our clinical teams, patients and loved ones to ensure all needs are met and any questions are answered.
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