The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Panama City, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City 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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City, 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:
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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.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in advanced inpatient diabetes.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in heart failure.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Human Resources Director
Elizabeth joined Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City in May 2023 as human resources director. She brings more than 25 years of experience to her role in the areas of employee relations, compliance, staffing and onboarding, recruitment, benefit administration, policy updates and training. Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree in business management, with a minor in Spanish, from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Director of Pharmacy
Holly joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City team in 2021 and she became the director of pharmacy in 2022. After receiving her pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, Holly began her career as a staff pharmacist at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City. She is a native of Panama City.
Chief Nursing Officer
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.
Director of Plant Operation
Business Development Director
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.
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.