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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Panama City, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

75 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Nonsmoking

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Volunteers

2021 Stroke Center of Excellence winner

The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify. 

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes

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

Heart Failure

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Hospital Happenings

Meet Yogi! Our newest (and cutest) team member at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City. Yogi is very special a therapy dog that loves to come visit our patients and our staff. We love having him in the building because he always brings a smile to everyone’s face and helps our patients feel at home.

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Hospital Happenings

In Celebration of National Rehab Week: We Proudly Share Mr. Caine's Story and His Path To Recovery That Started With Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Of Panama City

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Leadership and staff

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Tony joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as chief executive officer in 2003. He began his career in rehabilitation in 1991 as a chief financial officer in South Florida.
Tony joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as chief executive officer in 2003. He began his career in rehabilitation in 1991 as a chief financial officer in South Florida. Tony graduated from the University of West Florida in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned his master’s degree in business administration in 1997 from New York Institute of Technology.
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Michael Hennigan MD
Michael Hennigan

Medical Director

Dr. Hennigan is a highly experienced, board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Hennigan is a highly experienced, board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has extensive experience treating patients with stroke, brain injury and trauma, orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Dr. Hennigan served on the Encompass Health physician advisory board and he has received numerous awards and recognitions including highest physician satisfaction award for all of Encompass Health’s hospitals, presidential award for medical director of top 10 hospital, patient satisfaction award, medical leadership and clinical excellence award, outstanding clinical performance, outstanding patient satisfaction award and he was named Encompass Health regional medical director of the year for 2021. He is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and Rutgers Medical School. His internship year was completed at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey and he completed his medical training and residency at the University of Medicine of New Jersey/the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

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Adrienne Bartle
Adrienne Bartle

Director of Case Management

Adrienne Bartle joined Encompass Health as a case manager in Tallahassee, Florida in 1999.

Adrienne joined Encompass Health as a case manager in Tallahassee, Florida in 1999. In 2005 she transferred to Encompass Health Panama City and in 2011 was promoted to director of case management. Before working in inpatient rehabilitation, Adrienne graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in social work. She went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling and psychology from Troy University. Her goal is to be licensed in mental health counseling once her supervised clinical hours are complete.

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Cambridge Carruth
Cambridge Carruth

Director of Therapy Operations

Cambridge joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as therapy manager in 2014.

Cambridge joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as therapy manager in 2014 then moved into the role of the director of therapy operations later that year. She began her career as a physical therapist in 1999 at Encompass Health City View Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and has worked in therapy management in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, wound care and assisted living. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Abilene Christian University in 1997 and completed her master’s degree in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University in 1999. She became a Certified Wound Specialist® in 2005.

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Kristopher Flippo-
KRISTOPHER C. FLIPPO, MSN, MHA, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Kris recently served as the associate chief nursing officer at HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital.

Kris recently served as the associate chief nursing officer at HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital. Before joining Gulf Coast, Kris served as the director of critical care services at HCA Florida Capital Hospital in Tallahassee. Kris has many years of experience in healthcare across multiple specialties and is known for his ability to be innovative and overcome difficulties during challenging times. He has a dual master's degree in nursing and healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix, focusing on sustainability management, where he graduated cum laude. He earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University and his associate degree in nursing from Wallace Community College.

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Patricia Foster
Patricia Foster

Director of Quality/Risk Management

Tricia joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation hospital of Panama City in 2011. She has more than 10 years experience in healthcare quality and risk management.
Tricia joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City in 2011. She has more than 10 years experience in healthcare quality and risk management. Her career as a registered nurse spans over 30 years in various areas including critical care, NICU and long term acute care. A third generation Florida native she graduated from the Florida State University School of Nursing and is also an alumnus of University of North Florida’s Health Administration Program where she earned her MHA. She received her Healthcare Risk Management Certification from the University of South Florida.
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Brett Hanson
Brett Hanson, MSM

Director of Plant Operation

Brett Hanson began working for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City in January of 2015.
Brett Hanson began working for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City in January of 2015. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his Master of Science in management from Troy State University.  In addition to heading up the plant operations department, he serves as the hospital safety officer.  
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Andriena Rosati Jackson
ANDRIENA ROSATI JACKSON

Business Development Director

Andriena joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as the business development director in December 2021.

Andriena joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as the business development director in December 2021. She has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and sales, and has spent the majority of that time working in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care, long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals. Andriena graduated from New Mexico State University with her bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2010.

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Cande McNeil
CANDE MCNEIL

Director of Pharmacy

Cande joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Panama City team in 2009.

Cande joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Panama City team in 2009. She has more than 35 years of experience in pharmacy including acute care hospitals. Cande is a native of Panama City and received her pharmacy degree from the University of Florida.

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Traci Powell
Traci Powell

Director of Human Resources

Traci has more than 20 years experience in healthcare human resources, with a total of eight years with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City.
Traci has more than 20 years experience in healthcare human resources, with a total of eight years with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City. Traci oversees all areas of human resources, such as recruitment and retention. She is a member of the local Human Resources Management Association, along with various other local volunteer organizations.
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Brad Tilghman
Brad Tilghman

Controller

Brad joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as hospital controller in 2012.

Brad joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as hospital controller in 2012. He began his career in 2003 as an auditor for a regional accounting firm, providing accounting services to hospitals throughout the southeast. Brad graduated from Mississippi State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and in 2001 with a master’s degree in business administration. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2022 with a doctoral degree in health administration. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Mississippi and Florida.

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