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Welcome to Encompass Health Savannah

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

60 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Tours available

Support groups

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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.

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Randal Hamilton
RANDAL HAMILTON

Chief Executive Officer

Randall Joined Encompass Health in 2022 bringing more than 20 years of healthcare experience.

Randall Joined Encompass Health in 2022 bringing more than 20 years of healthcare experience. He began his career with the United States Navy, serving as an ocean systems technician analyst and later as a military police officer. He started his healthcare career as a nurse and has since served in multiple roles, including most recently as regional CEO, overseeing post-acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics in Panama City, Gainesville and Pensacola regions. Randal completed his associate degree in nursing from Pensacola Junior College, his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama, and his master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University.

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Steven Novack
Dr. Steven Novack

Medical Director

Dr. Novack serves as the director of rehabilitation medicine at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah.

Dr. Novack serves as the director of rehabilitation medicine at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation having completed his residency at Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1989. Additionally, he is a member of the medical staff at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Dr. Novack is an independent private practice physician.

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Molly Dutton
MOLLY DUTTON, LMSW, CCM

Director of Case Management

Molly graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University.

Molly graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University. She is a certified trainer in dealing with patients with dementia behaviors. With over ten years of healthcare case management experience, Molly joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah in 2017. She remains an active member in several community and national groups including the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly, Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging, Community Healthcare Connections, the NASW and the CSWA.

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Dana Edwards
DANA EDWARDS

Controller

Dana joined Encompass Health of Savannah in June 2022.

Dana joined Encompass Health of Savannah in June 2022 and brings with her more than 30 years of experience from Encompass Health Sea Pines In Melbourne, Florida. Dana earned her master's  degree in business administration with an emphasis in Healthcare from Florida Institute of Technology .

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Joni Juergens
JONI JUERGENS

Business Development Director

Joni graduated with an associates degree in physical therapist assisting from South University in 2012.

Joni graduated with an associate’s degree in physical therapist assisting from South University in 2012. She began her professional career in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation with experience that spans over 12 years. She has been with Encompass Health since May 2018 and continues her passion to advocate for patients and their families as they navigate rehabilitation needs and support their goals to optimize recovery.

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Susan Parys
SUSAN PARYS, P.T.

Director of Therapy Operations

Susan graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995 with her degree in physical therapy.

Susan graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995 with her degree in physical therapy. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate studies in exercise science and worked as a student athletic trainer with the UGA Women’s Gymnastics team for 3 years. She began her professional career as a PT/manager in an inpatient rehab and acute care Hospital in Savannah in 1995. She served as a regional rehab director and divisional director of rehabilitation serving seniors from 2006 -2021. Susan is passionate for providing all patients with excellent interdisciplinary rehab services and supporting the patients & families’ therapy goals. Susan is very excited to join the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah team to contribute to the patients’ journey to recover and regain their quality of life.

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Brian Patterson
BRIAN PATTERSON

Human Resources Director

Brian joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Savannah team in 2022.

Brian joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Savannah team in 2022 as the human resources director, bringing years of healthcare and human resources experience with him. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he earned a bachelor's degree in healthcare management.

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