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Welcome to Our Hospital

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 The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in St. Louis, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

When you choose The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health 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.

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Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, an affiliation of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, 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

Central West End - 96 beds
St. Peters - 40 beds

Activities for 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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Careers

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.

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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Leadership and Staff

Jeffrey Reese
JEFFREY REESE

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff serves as the chief executive officer at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and Southern Illinois.

Jeff serves as the chief executive officer at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and Southern Illinois. Prior to that he served as CEO for Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute. Previous to his CEO role at Van Matre, Jeff served as the CFO/controller of Rusk Rehabilitation Center, an Encompass Health hospital. He earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwest Missouri State University. He brings prior healthcare experience from the acute hospital setting at both SSM Health St. Mary’s in Jefferson City, MO and Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, MO. Jeff feels that exceptional healthcare is achieved through building a highly trained, caring staff that pursues the highest level of independence for every patient.

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Michael Boeving
DR. MICHEAL BOEVING

Medical Director

Dr. Boeving started at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in July of 2022, and was appointed medical director in February 2023.

Dr. Boeving started at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in July of 2022, and was appointed medical director in February 2023. Dr. Boeving is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specializes in cancer rehabilitation, complex medical issues, multi-trauma, spasticity management and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Boeving earned a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, and completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL. As the medical director of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, he actively participates in the daily efforts to advance the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of rehabilitation care provided. His hobbies include cycling, photography, entomology, hiking and horticulture.

Dr. Boeving is an independent private practice physician.

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Charlita Adkins
CHARLITA ADKINS

Human Resources Director

Charlita joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in December 2021 as the human resources coordinator.

Charlita joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in December 2021 as the human resources coordinator. She was promoted to human resources director in August 2022. She has 20 years of experience working in various healthcare settings. Prior to joining TRISL, Charlita worked at St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System as the corporate human resources director. She graduated from Lindenwood University in 2010 with a master’s degree in business administration.

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Ashton Brehm
Ashton Brehm

Director of Business Development

Ashton joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2017 as a rehabilitation liaison and currently serves as business development director.

Ashton joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2017 as a rehabilitation liaison and currently serves as business development director. She has 13 years of admissions, marketing and business development experience across the post acute care continuum. Ashton earned her bachelor's degree at Michigan State University in 2003.

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Brook Keeling
BROOK KEELING

Chief Nursing Officer

Brook joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis as chief nursing officer in May 2023.

Brook joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis as chief nursing officer in May 2023. Brook began her career in nursing and has served in a variety of healthcare leadership roles throughout her career. Brook earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree business. Prior to joining TRISL, Brook held leadership positions in acute critical care, outpatient, and procedural departments.

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Leslie Kohnen
Leslie Kohnen, PT, DPT, NCS

Director of Therapy Operations

Leslie joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2011.

Leslie joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in 2011. She is certified as a neurological clinical specialist. Leslie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor's degree. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in 2011. Leslie has more than 10 years of inpatient rehabilitation experience in all disease-specific programs including brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and amputation.

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Jeremy Newport
Jeremy Newport

Director of Plant Operations

Jeremy joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008.

Jeremy joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation hospital in 2008. He was named the area facilities management director in 2023 adding The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and St. Peters to his daily operations. Jeremy graduated from Fort Scott Community College with an associate degree in science.

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Jackie Tsikalas
JACKIE TSIKALAS

Controller

Jackie joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in January 2022.

Jackie joined The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in January 2022. She serves as the controller and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Missouri. Prior to joining TRISL, Jackie had more than 15 years of experience in healthcare, most recently at a large acute care health system.

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Angie 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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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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