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Why Choose Encompass Health Salisbury

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 Salisbury, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Salisbury and serving the eastern shore of Maryland, 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 Salisbury for your rehabilitation, you receive seamless and compassionate care. Your expert care team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and case managers will work together to create an individualized treatment 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*

Learn more about inpatient rehabilitation and the Encompass Health Salisbury difference. Fill out the form below to download our comprehensive guide to inpatient rehabilitation. In this guide you will learn about the different settings of care and what sets Encompass Health Salisbury apart. You will also hear from patients like you on how inpatient rehabilitation helped them get back to what matters most.

*We provide access to independent physicians.

Better rehabilitation starts here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals of Houston, 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

78 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Student observation hours

See our hospital

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.

Hospital happenings

We want to extend a huge thank you to our dietary and maintenance team members who have stepped up to keep patients and staff healthy and happy. Our dietary team has adjusted its serving structure to enhance patient safety and provide comforting meals. The team is also going the extra mile to be there for our patients by spending a few extra minutes in each room to talk with the patients about whatever may be on their minds. Our housekeeping and maintenance heroes also have been going the extra mile to provide a constant presence to help patients and staff members feel safe. They are also spending extra time with our patients, knowing that these connections are invaluable while visitor restrictions are in place.

- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury

Thankyou

Leadership and staff

Gunnar Zorn
Gunnar Zorn, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Zorn specializes in comprehensive generalized rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders, electro diagnostic medicine and independent medical examinations.

Dr. Zorn has been a part of the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury hospital team for more than 15 years. He specializes in comprehensive generalized rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders, electro diagnostic medicine and independent medical examinations. A graduate of Duke University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Zorn completed his internship at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark and his residency at Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Zorn is an independent private practice physician.

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Natalie Fenstermacher
Natalie Fenstermacher, MSN, RN

Director of Quality/Risk

Natalie joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury team in 2018 as infection preventionist/employee health nurse working with the nursing team.

Natalie joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury team in 2018 as infection preventionist/employee health nurse working with the nursing team. In 2020 she transitioned into her role as the quality and risk director. She brings with her a strong clinical background in acute care nursing since 2008; specializing in the care of post op abdominal, vascular, and bariatric patients. In addition to acute care experience, Natalie has also experience teaching nursing courses at the local community college. Natalie received her master’s degree in nursing leadership from Wilmington University in Delaware.

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Karen Rounsley
Karen Rounsley

Controller

Karen brought more than 20 years of accounting and financial management experience to her position.

Karen has been the controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury for 15 years and employed at the hospital for nearly 20 years. She brings more than 20 years of accounting and financial management experience to her position. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Salisbury University.

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Bryan Twigg
Bryan Twigg, PT

Director of Therapy

Bryan has worked as a physical therapist in inpatient, outpatient, acute and home health settings.

Bryan has been with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury since September 1995. He has worked as a physical therapist in inpatient, outpatient, acute and home health settings. He served as senior physical therapist for our outpatient neurological program for nine years and has served as director of therapy since October 2013. Bryan earned his degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society.

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Maria Valdez
Maria Valdez

Chief Nursing Officer

Maria brings a strong clinical background from her experience in the acute care setting as well as care coordination experience from working in the community. 

Maria joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury team in 2013 and worked in nursing, admissions and education prior to becoming the director of case management in May of 2017. She brings a strong clinical background from her experience in the acute care setting as well as care coordination experience from working in the community. As a native of the Eastern Shore, she received her associate’s degree in nursing from Wor-Wic Community College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Wilmington University.

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