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Welcome to our hospital

At The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Missouri and the greater St. Louis area, we are a leading provider of rehabilitation after 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

Central West End - 96 beds
St. Peters - 35 beds

Activity daily living area w/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath

ADA approved service animals allowed

Amputee clinic

Bariatric rooms

Cafeteria

Community Re-Entry programs

Day room

family lounge

Free WiFi

Home Evaluations

Interpreter services

Nonsmoking

Onsite hemodialysis

Outdoor gardening

outdoor-mobility-space

Private rooms

Semi private rooms

Service animals allowed

Spanish translators available

Student observation hours

Support groups

Televisions

Telephones

Therapy dogs

Tours available

Transportation services

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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.

Wound Care

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

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

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The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the  hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

  • Driveway patient accessible entrance leading to sliding front doors.
  • Sliding doors with magazine racks and luggage carts.
  • Sliding doors leading to reception desk and hallway.
  • Patient seating available on both sides of entrance doors.
  • Computer on desk with chair.
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  • Circular courtyard surrounded by brick wall and trees.
  • Multiple raised flower beds.
  • Round table and chairs for seating and dining.
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  • Therapy room with various equipment and technology such as parallel bars.
  • Therapy beds line walls for individual therapy sessions.
  • Room divided in to two therapy spaces.
  • Windows lining wall.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Professionally accredited

Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Community health need assessment & implementation strategy

According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete a community health need assessment and implementation strategy every three year.

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Hospital happenings

We're celebrating patient successes during National Stroke Awareness Month! Congratulations to former patient Leena Ruedin, pictured here with her husband, Richard Ruedin, and dog, Mishie Lou. After a long week at work, Leena, a 37-year-old regulatory affairs contractor, and her husband, Richie, were enjoying a quiet Valentine’s Day evening at home in O’Fallon, Mo., until the evening took a sudden turn, changing their lives forever.

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Leena

Hospital happenings

Cora Edwards, rehab nursing tech, was presented today with our Employee of the Quarter Award for the first quarter. Nurse Manager Tammiell Gates, Michelle Sago and Chief Nursing Officer Ann Warren presented her with this award. Congratulations Cora!

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

Cora Edwards

Hospital happenings

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis has partnered with Operation Food Search to promote reducing the risk of stroke through healthy food options as well as provide the community with stroke awareness and education. Donations will be collected throughout the month of May.

- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health

Stroke Education and Awareness food search

Hospital happenings

For American Stroke Month, the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis educated our employees, patients and the community about lowering risk factors for stroke. Audra, our physical therapy manager, provided education on stroke risks, blood pressure screening and stroke risk assessment scorecards to TRISL employees and visitors.

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American Stroke Month

Hospital happenings

Bryon Jefferson, 51, was enjoying an evening out to dinner with his family in St. Charles, Missouri when he and his 10-year-old son spotted a photo booth inside the restaurant. Wanting to preserve the memory, the two decided to take some silly pictures. “All of the sudden, I felt terrible pressure in my chest and I couldn’t breathe,” Bryon said. “My son ran out of the booth to get help; he saved my life.”

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Bryon Jefferson

Hospital happenings

Our occupational therapists were asked: What does occupational therapy mean to you? Describe a time you made a difference by helping a patient pursue increased independence with a meaningful occupation.

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Occupational therapists interview

Hospital happenings

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we're celebrating stroke survivor and former patient, Timothy Hill. He's pictured here with one of his nurses, Nila, and and his wife and daughter, Gwendolyn and Monica. Congratulations on your recovery, Timothy!

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Timothy Hill

Leadership and staff

Mark Dwyer
Mark Dwyer, PT, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Dwyer joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis as chief executive officer in October 2017.
Mark Dwyer joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis as chief executive officer in October 2017. Mark began his career in rehabilitation as a physical therapist and has served in a variety of hospital rehabilitation leadership roles throughout his more than 30 year career. In addition to his responsibilities as a healthcare leader, Mark has served as an adjunct instructor for physical therapy students in the university setting for more than 25 years. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in health services administration with a concentration in outcomes from Kansas University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Prateek Grover
Dr. Prateek Grover, MD, Ph.D, MHA, FAAPMR

Medical Director

Dr. Grover, medical director of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, provides care on an inpatient and outpatient rotation schedule.

Dr. Grover, medical director of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, provides care on an inpatient and outpatient rotation schedule. He is a board-certified physical medicine & rehabilitation physician (PM&R) .

His education and training include clinical care, research and administration/leadership. In addition to the PM&R residency at Washington University in St. Louis, he has completed a PhD in biomedical engineering, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research fellowship, and master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Dr. Grover’s research and advocacy efforts relate to improving care and access for individuals with limb loss. He is co-chair of the Limb Restoration Rehab Networking Group for the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine and serves on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee for the Amputee Coalition. Dr. Grover is actively involved in the daily operations of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

Dr. Grover is an independent private practice physician.

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Shivani Bass
Shivani Bass

Director of Therapy Operations

Shivani Bass joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2007.

Shivani Bass joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2007. She is certified as a neurological clinical specialist and clinical brain injury specialist. Shivani completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, graduating in 2004. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in 2007.

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Charles Hoercher
Charles Hoercher, RPH

Director of Pharmacy

Charles Hoercher has served as the hospital’s director of pharmacy for 23 years.

Charles Hoercher has served as the hospital’s director of pharmacy for 23 years. Charles graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1973, and has gained valuable experience in his field as a pharmacology instructor and as a clinical pharmacy consultant.

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Lee Lambert
Tracie Lee-Lambert, M.S.W.

Business Development Director

Tracie serves as the director of admissions and marketing operations.

Tracie serves as the director of admissions and marketing operations. She received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Texas-Austin. Tracie brings more than 30 years of healthcare and 25 years of acute rehab expertise to The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

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Ron Loweke
Ron Loweke

Associate Administrator

Ron joined Encompass Health in 2017. He has worked in healthcare for over 8 years in various aspects of quality, performance improvement, and dialysis.

Ron joined Encompass Health in 2017. He has worked in healthcare for over 8 years in various aspects of quality, performance improvement, and dialysis. Most recently, Ron served as the director of quality and risk at Encompass Health Desert Canyon before transitioning into the associate administrator role at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. Ron earned his bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration & policy with a minor in business administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and thereafter, his master’s degree in healthcare administration (MHA) and also holds his certification in lean six sigma, greenbelt.

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Barron Smith
Barron Smith

Facilities Management Director

Barron has worked in the HVAC field for over twenty-six years and has been a licensed stationary engineer since 2004.

Barron Smith is the Facilities Management Director at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health. He has worked in the HVAC field for over twenty-six years and has been a licensed stationary engineer since 2004. He obtained his HVAC associate degree in 2002 from Vatterott College. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in corporate communication in 2015 and his master’s degree in communication with a focus on training and development in 2016 from Lindenwood University.

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Angela Valleck
Angela Valleck

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Angie serves as the director of quality and risk management.

Angie serves as the director of quality and risk management. She has more than ten years of healthcare experience specifically at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

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Ann Warren
Ann Warren

Chief Nursing Officer

Ann serves as chief nursing officer at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

Ann serves as chief nursing officer at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Excelsior University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. Ann brings more than 12 years’ experience in nursing leadership and patient advocacy.

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Deborah Wilke
Deborah Wilke

Director of Case Management

Deb Wilke joined the Encompass Health team in December 2013.

Deb Wilke joined the Encompass Health team in December 2013. She brings more than 36 years of nursing and management experience to her role of director of case management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she held the positions of manager of case management, St. Louis SSM Health Care system, and was the director of emergency services for two St. Louis Community Hospitals. Deb received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

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