Skip to main content

Welcome to Encompass Health Petersburg

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 Petersburg, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Petersburg, 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 Petersburg 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:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

Learn what to expect during inpatient rehabilitation

Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg, 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

64 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Cafeteria

Free WiFi

Parking

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Pet Friendly

Service Animals Allowed

Interpreter Services

Support Groups

Student Observation Hours

Onsite Dialysis

Bariatric Rooms

Day Room

Tours Available

Transportation Services

Private Rooms

Take a Virtual Tour

What to Expect

Take a look at what happens during a stay at our hospital

Learn more

Get in Touch With Us

Complete a short form to have someone contact you regarding inpatient rehabilitation.

Contact us

Join Our Team

Learn more about how to become one of our industry-leading professionals.

Careers

We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Leadership and Staff

John Laurenzana CEO
JOHN LAURENZANA

Chief Executive Officer

John was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Hospital Petersburg in March of 2022.

John was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Hospital Petersburg in March of 2022. John’s career has spanned multiple states, where he opened new inpatient facilities and improved the outcomes of existing facilities. His leadership in post-acute care services resulted in earning a #1 nationally ranked facility for value-based care for three consecutive years; and he has led multiple facilities to national recognition by US News & World Report for quality of care outcomes, annually. John credits these successes to a deliberate focus on patient-centered outcomes and employee engagement. Most recently, he has served in senior leadership roles for the largest hospital system in North Carolina within both the medical group and inpatient facility operations, where he made significant improvements to quality outcomes, operational efficiency, productivity and other performance outcomes. John earned his master's degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare management from Liberty University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. John is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Veteran of the US Marine Corps and has served on several boards of directors for various public and civic organizations.

Read more
Randolph Jenkins
Randolph Jenkins, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Jenkins joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in February 2021.

Dr. Jenkins joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in February 2021. He earned his undergraduate degree at Davidson College, and received his medical degree from the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Read more
Dickson Adofo
Dickson Adofo, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

Dickson was promoted to director of pharmacy in December 2018.

With eight years of experience as an acute care and rehabilitation pharmacy practice experience, Dickson was promoted to director of pharmacy in December 2018. He has a passion for infectious disease pharmacy and medication safety. Dickson holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and obtained pre-professional pharmacy education from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia from 2005 to 2007. Dickson graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy in Erie, Pennsylvania, with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

Read more
Mary Birckhead
MARY BIRCKHEAD

Director of Quality & Risk

Mary joined Encompass Health in 2009 as a rehab nursing tech.

Mary joined Encompass Health in 2009 as a rehab nursing tech. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing at Paul D. Camp Community College in 2011 and became a registered nurse. Mary has since served in many different roles. She entered the quality discipline as a patient assessment standards coordinator in 2020 and advanced to quality coordinator before being promoted to director of quality/risk in January 2022.

Read more
Tony Burns
TONYA R. BURNS, MBA, MHSA

Director of Human Resources

Tonya joined Encompass Health Petersburg in August 2021 as director of human resources.

Tonya came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in August 2021 as director of human resources having transferred from UVA Encompass Health where she held the same title since 2007. Her career spans 28 years of experience in the field of human resources, with 16 years in the healthcare industry. Tonya graduated from Strayer University of Manassas, Virginia with a master’s degree in business administration in 2006 and a master’s degree of health services administration in 2009. Tonya feels that in keeping employee relations a top priority you can create the best possible environment to achieve overall hospital goals and objectives.

Read more
Steven Brett Butler
BRETT BUTLER

Director of Case Management

Brett joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in November 2023 as the director of case management.

Brett joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in November 2023 as the director of case management. Brett believes strong team collaboration is the key to helping patients achieve their health goals and enhance independence. He has focused his career as a social worker towards this aim after earning his master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Brett is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and certified case manager (CCM).

Read more
Theresa Daniels
TERESA DANIELS

Area Business Development Director

Teresa joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richmond in December 2022.

Teresa joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richmond in December 2022. With more than 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry, she started her career in 2000 as a licensed nurse with a specialty focus on inpatient rehabilitation. Over the years, she developed a true passion for healthcare operations and business development. Focused on professional growth, Teresa received her bachelor's degree in healthcare administration from California Coast University in 2019. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she held multiple leadership positions including her role as chief marketing officer for Vibra Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. During her tenure, she successfully led the business development team of liaisons to service excellence for five years. Her drive for partnerships led her to UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia focusing on joint venture initiatives and bridging the gap in healthcare services for the market. She has now transitioned to area business development director for our Richmond and Petersburg teams.

Read more
Lisa Johnston
LISA JOHNSTON

Controller

Lisa joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg as controller in January 2022.

Lisa joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg as controller in January 2022. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Lisa most recently served as AVP accounting manager at American National Bank & Trust where she was involved in multiple bank mergers, acquisitions and other growth projects. Lisa worked in senior finance roles in banking, skilled nursing facilities and the automotive industry. Lisa received her master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University and received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Averett University. She is actively involved in various civic engagement projects and serves on the housing selection committee for Habitat for Humanity.

Read more
Richard McClenny
RICHARD MCCLENNY

Chief Nursing Officer

Rick joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in November of 2022 as the chief nursing officer.

Rick McClenny joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in November 2022 as the chief nursing officer. He is a forward thinking, multifaceted and dedicated healthcare professional, accomplished in diverse roles. As a registered nurse, Rick has experiences at all levels of direct patient care in surgical and orthopedic inpatient nursing; as well as home health/skilled nursing. After moving to administrative and management roles, Rick’s career progressed to include quality, regulatory compliance, patient safety, risk management, hospital administration and nursing operations. Most recently Rick served as chief quality officer for a Virginia community hospital that offered acute and post-acute care services, where he led substantial improvements to patient safety, quality outcomes, patient experience and employee engagement. Rick started his healthcare career as a certified nursing assistant in 2003 and became a registered nurse in 2006. Rick earned his associate degree in nursing from Paul D. Camp Community College, his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and his master’s degree in health administration from Ohio University. Rick is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and serves on Paul D. Camp Community College’s Nursing and Allied Health Advisory Board.

Read more
Kristin Nieves
KRISTIN NIEVES, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Kristin has been with Encompass Health since 2008.

Kristin’s career as a physical therapist has been focused in the inpatient rehabilitation setting and she has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg since 2008. She began her career as a physical therapist at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Rock Hill, SC and joined the Encompass Health Petersburg team as lead physical therapist in 2013. Kristin was then promoted to director of therapy operations in 2014. She received her undergraduate degree and a Master of Science in exercise sports science in 2005 and her doctorate in physical therapy in 2008 from Elon University. Kristin is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as, the Virginia Physical Therapy Association and she resides in Richmond, VA.

Read more
Donald Roach
DONALD ROACH

Director of Nutrition Services

Donald is the director of nutrition services for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg.

Donald is the director of nutrition services for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg. He has more than 20 years of experience as an executive chef. Donald attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Read more
Dion Wright
DION WRIGHT

Facilities Management Director

Dion came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in August 2023 as the director of facilities management.

Dion came to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in August 2023 as the director of facilities management. He has over 25 years of experience in facilities management and leading teams. Dion is an Air Force Veteran with ten years of active duty and attended the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is service-minded and believes that providing an environment conducive to healing patient care is enhanced.

Read more

Patient Satisfaction Ratings