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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 Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health , we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Melbourne, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of 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.
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*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of 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:
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to his appointment to Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, Mark was the chief executive officer at North Shore Medical Center in Miami, FL, where he led his team to achieve The Joint Commission's Thrombectomy Stroke Center Certification as the first hospital in Miami-Dade, design and construction of a new 16-bed forensics unit to serve Florida Department of Corrections patients, reinvigorated the bariatric surgery program as well as numerous other initiatives. Mark was the chief operating officer at Palmetto General Hospital and was the lead COO for Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade group of hospitals. In his COO role, Mark implemented best practices across the five hospitals to optimize efficiency and improve quality of care. Mark has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Fitchburg State University.
Dr. Juan Lebron is the medical director at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lebron earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, and joined Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, upon completion of his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at the State University of New York in Syracuse, N.Y. As a native of Humacao, Puerto Rico, Dr. Lebron is fluent in Spanish and has settled into the Brevard County lifestyle comfortably. He is happy to see patients in the only acute rehabilitation hospital setting in Brevard County, where he specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, hip fracture, traumatic brain injury and amputation. In addition, he has expanded into outpatient rehabilitation for continuum of care. Dr. Lebron is currently seeing patients in the inpatient setting at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital and can be consulted at several acute hospitals for any PM&R needs.
Dr. Lebron is an independent private practice physician.
Hospital HIPAA Officer
Tracy has been employed by Encompass Health since 1994. She joined Encompass Health as the hospital HIPAA officer and health information management services director and has served in multiple roles to include regional HIMS director, risk manager and director of quality management. Tracy attended Tennessee State University, is a registered health information technician and a member of the American Health Information Management Association.
Director of Facilities Management
Steven joined at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital in May 2021. He began his career in healthcare in 2010 in the acute care setting. Prior to that, he did drafting and engineering for seven years. Steven earned his associate’s degree in engineering, bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indian River State College and master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Central Florida.
Director of Quality & Risk
Debra was raised in the Midwest and has proudly been a registered nurse for 40 years. Over the course of her long nursing career, she has held multiple leadership roles, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as for-profit and not-for profit environments. Her last 17 years of leadership have focused on serving as the director of quality in mid to large size community hospitals in both Florida and Virginia. Debra’s core responsibilities were numerous, but centered on implementing best practices and continuous improvements in the provision of care, patient safety and patient satisfaction across a wide spectrum of specialties and departments. One of Debra’s nursing passions has long been rooted in the care of stroke patients. She had the professional privilege of leading three community hospitals to achieve their first designation as Joint Commission Primary Stroke Centers, two of which were also awarded the highest level of Gold Plus-Target Elite status by the AHA. Debra received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in healthcare services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
Director of Therapy Operations
Kersten has been a physical therapist for more than 13 years and has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home health care and long term acute care both as a staff therapist and a director. She joined with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sea Pines team in the fall of 2012. Kersten is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina with a master’s of science in rehabilitation sciences degree, and a doctor of physical therapy degree.
Director of Pharmacy
Jim came to Encompass Health 12 years ago and has worked as a pharmacist for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Colorado, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. He has practiced in almost every facet of pharmacy including owning an independent retail pharmacy. Jim has worked as a consultant pharmacist specializing in vaccine research and has participated in studies like Anthrax, Ebola and Zika Virus.
Chief Nursing Officer
Kerri joined Encompass Health Sea Pines in September 2016 and brings with her more than 15 years of experience as a registered nurse in the acute care setting. She earned her bachelor's degree in business management and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2003 from Barry University. Kerri has served in multiple roles within the company. Prior to joining Encompass Health Sea Pines, Kerri worked in the acute care settings, both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals in various leadership and operational roles and with a focus in infection prevention and education.
Business Development Director
Jaimee has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, with focus in the areas of case management, discharge planning, medical sales and marketing as well as business development. She received an undergraduate degree in social work from North Adams State College in Massachusetts. Jaimee is very involved in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Brevard Parkinson’s Alliance.
Director of Case Management
After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Illinois State University, Karen joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sea Pines in 1996 as a recreational therapist. Karen continued her education and received her registered nursing degree from Eastern Florida State College. She is a Certified Case Manager with more than 13 years’ experience in case management.
Director of Human Resources
Nupur is a process and people-improvement-driven human resources professional with a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. A SHRM Certified Professional, she possesses more than six years of core human resources experience in the areas of recruitment, national and international on/off-boarding, vendor management, skills development training, and policy drafting and interpretation. In her current role at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health her core functions include recruiting, onboarding, orientation, compliance reporting, training and development, policy communication and interpretation. Her areas of interest include diversity and inclusion, organizational development, training and development as well as human resources operations improvement.