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Welcome to Encompass Health Round Rock

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 Round Rock, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Round Rock, 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 Round Rock 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 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock, 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

75 Beds

Telephones

Televisions

Tours available

Interpreter services

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Student observation hours

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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Wound Care

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

2024 Stroke Center of Excellence Winner

The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify. 

Leadership and Staff

Lauren Suarez
LAUREN SUAREZ

Chief Executive Officer

Lauren is a healthcare executive with 10 years of experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior patient outcomes.

Lauren is a healthcare executive with 10 years of experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior patient outcomes. She previously held hospital CEO roles for several national post-acute care companies. Lauren earned her master's degree in public health and healthcare management from Emory University as well as a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Florida. Lauren’s commitment is to continue to have Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin be the best place for patients to be cared for and employees to work.

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Octavio Vela
DR. OCTAVIO VELA

Medical Director

Dr. Octavio Vela has been at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock since 2016.

Dr. Octavio Vela has been at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock since 2016. He completed a transitional internship in both orthopedic and neurosurgery, followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. Dr. Vela has professional affiliations with American Medical Association and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Vela is an independent private practice physician.

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Tina Anderson
Tina Anderson, RHIA, MBA

Health Information Management Director

Tina has more than 25 years of health information management experience.

Tina has more than 25 years of health information management experience in various healthcare facilities. She joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in 2015. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelor’s degree in health information management and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix with a focus on healthcare management.

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Danielle Brandenburg
DANIELLE BRANDENBURG

Controller

Danielle joined Encompass Health Round Rock as controller in January 2024.

Danielle joined Encompass Health Round Rock as controller in January 2024. She brings more than 16 years of finance experience including acute care, behavioral health and managed facilities, up to 875 beds. She holds her MBA from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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Dominique Dedeaux
Dominique Dedeaux

Business Development Director

Dominique has served as the business development director at Encompass Health Round Rock since October 2020.

Dominique has served as the business development director at Encompass Health Round Rock since October 2020 and has been with Encompass Health for over five years, serving first as both a clinical and senior rehabilitation liaison. Dominique has two master’s degrees in health and business administration from Pfeiffer University and a bachelor’s degree in cardiorespiratory care from the University of South Alabama. Dominique has more than 10 years of bedside experience as a registered respiratory therapist and is a part of various boards and volunteer organizations throughout the community.

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James Lalonde
JAMES LALONDE

Facilities Management Director

James joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock in October of 2023.

James has more than 25 years of construction and facilities management experience. He joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock in October 2023. Prior to this, he worked in assisted living, behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities of various kinds. James is a former business owner and has a strong understanding of mechanical systems and how they directly impact the patient’s experience. James is dedicated to providing a clean and safe environment for everyone that comes into our building.

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Jennifer LeBlanc
JENNIFER LEBLANC, MSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years.

Jennifer has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years with most of her clinical experience in intensive care nursing in the acute care setting. Originally from Canada, she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing leadership from UT Tyler. Jennifer recently joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock and is committed to ensure regulatory compliance, excellence in quality of care, and exemplary patient experience. Her focus on culture and employee engagement has been a key ingredient to her success as a leader, and she looks to continue this work in her role at Encompass Health.

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Jee Lee
JEE LEE

Director of Pharmacy

Jee serves as director of pharmacy for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock.

Jee serves as director of pharmacy for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock. She has been with Encompass Health since 2018 where she enjoys collaborating with diverse healthcare professionals of the rehabilitation team to ensure excellent patient care and satisfaction. She earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy and is currently pursuing a master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy from the University of Florida. She continues to lead and precept PharmD students focused on patient-centered care and interprofessional leadership tailored to the needs of inpatient rehabilitation hospital patients.

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Lisa Luedecke
LISA LUEDECKE, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Director

Lisa has worked with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock since March 2014.

Lisa has worked with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Round Rock since March 2014 and brings more than 10 years of human resource experience to the team. She is originally from Brenham, Texas, and relocated to Austin in 1996. Lisa is dedicated to our family of employees and places extreme emphasis on success through teamwork.

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Maria Marshall
Maria Marshall

Director of Case Management

Maria brings more than 10 years of case management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital.

Maria brings more than 10 years of case management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. A Michigan native, she graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2000. She received her Certification in Case Management (CCM) in 2017. Maria joined Encompass Health Round Rock as a case manager in 2015 before being promoted to director of case management in 2020. As the director of case management, she serves as an advocate for patients and families, ensuring a comprehensive approach to patient care is provided.

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Christie Reiland
Christie Reiland, OTR

Director of Therapy Operations

Christie has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for more than 18 years.

Christie has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for more than 18 years. She has worked for the Encompass Health network since 2009 and has a passion for assisting patients and their families in achieving the highest outcome for their independence and success at home and in the community. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Tech University in 1996, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1998 from The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio.

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Marcy Wear
Marcy Wear, RN, BSN, MBA

Director of Quality & Risk

Marcy is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Louisiana.

Marcy is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Louisiana. She has spent the majority of her career working in quality and patient safety in the Houston area. Marcy obtained a master’s degree in business administration while working full time and supporting a family. Her mission is to ensure Encompass Health Round Rock provides the quality of care with a personal touch to all patients and their families with a goal to promote a maximum level of productivity upon returning to their community.

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