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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Pensacola and serving the surrounding areas, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury 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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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Chief Executive Officer
Kayla Feazell serves as the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. Prior to her current role, she served as the CEO of Encompass Health’s hospital in Gadsden, Alabama and as the associate administrator at Encompass Health’s hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. Her experience also includes serving as the controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land and a variety of roles with Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Huntington College and her master’s in business administration from Tulane University.
Dr. Kalman joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola in September 2021. He graduated from Yale University where he was a two time All-Ivy and All- East football player. He decided to hang up his cleats and hit the books and attended UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kalman completed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY. He did a fellowship in spine and pain at the University of Florida and Shands hospital. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Facilities Management Director
Randy Chandler joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola as the facilities management director in April 2021. He transferred from Encompass Health’s hospital in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as the facilities management director since 2019. He has more than 24 years of facilities management experience and 37 years electrical and plumbing background. He attended Tennessee Technology Center of McKenzie and received a diploma as electrician in industrial maintenance. In addition, he attended Jackson State Community College to become an emergency medical technician and is currently a licensed AEMT in Tennessee.
Director of Human Resources
Kim Franklin serves as the human resources director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. A native of the Pensacola area, Kim began her career in human resources at a local utility company before moving into human resources at West Florida Hospital, where she gained valuable experience in healthcare human resources. She earned a bachelor's degree from Waldorf University, and holds certification through the Society for Human Resources Management. In her role, Kim focuses on fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and creating a culture that makes employees proud to come to work every day.
Derek joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola as the controller in June 2021. He is a native of the Pensacola area and graduated from the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and later with a master’s degree in business administration. His work experience includes serving in a variety of financial roles in acute care hospitals and health care systems. Derek oversees the financial operations of the hospital and supports leadership by being a resource for financial and business related information.
Director of Case Management
Karen Jackson serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. She has more than 25 years of medical and psychosocial experience and a strong background in social work and case management. An Alabama native, Karen graduated from the University of West Alabama with a bachelor’s degree then went on to obtain a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix. She has held certification with the Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) since 2004 and is also a licensed social worker. Karen is excited to be serving patients in this role and looks forward to building relationships in the community to help ensure patients are able to return home safely.
Director of Therapy Operations
Shane Keating, director of therapy operations, has been a part of the Encompass Health network since March of 1992. He’s held various leadership positions with the company including serving in the same role at the Company’s hospitals in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Savannah, Georgia. Shane received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training/physical education from Livingston University, as well as master’s degrees in exercise science and physical therapy from Arkansas State University. Shane and his team seek to provide high-quality and patient centered care for the people in the community of Northwest Florida and South Alabama.
Director of Quality & Risk
Rachel began her career with Encompass Health in 2013 as a speech language pathologist at our Montgomery, AL hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient speech therapy services. Prior to transitioning to director of quality & risk at Encompass Health of Pensacola, she was the PAS coordinator at Encompass Health of Shelby County. She graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with a degree in communication disorders and obtained her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Montevallo in 2013.
Business Development Director
Kim Miller, business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola, started her career in medical marketing more than 18 years ago. Her sales background includes the areas of surgical instruments, respiratory medications and home health services. Kim, a Wright State University graduate, joined Encompass Health eight years ago as the business development director of the Company’s hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Through her role, she enjoys building and maintaining relationships while promoting the benefits of inpatient rehabilitation.
Chief Nursing Officer
Jessica Vinson serves as the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served in several nursing leadership roles for a large acute care organization. Jessica earned her associate degree in nursing at Darton State College and completed her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing with Western Governors University. She is currently finishing her master’s of science degree in nursing with a concentration on leadership.
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