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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Pelham and serving the greater Birmingham area, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

Using clinical collaboration and advanced technologies, we provide a personalized care plan designed to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.

Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dietitians and more, combined with our advanced technology and expertise, to help you achieve your goals. You will receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week while under the constant care of registered nurses, many of whom specialize in rehabilitation, and frequent independent private practice physician* visits.

Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies, as needed.

*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

34 Private rooms
Televisions
Telephones
Nonsmoking
Free WiFi
Interpreter services
Courtyard
Pet friendly

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Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Leadership at our hospital

Meet the leadership and staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County

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NATHAN FORD

CEO

Nathan began his career with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2012.
Nathan has served as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County since October 2019. Nathan first joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2012 as a registered nurse. Nathan has held various leadership positions within Encompass Health, including associate administrator of Encompass Health in Chattanooga, Tenn. and chief nursing officer of Encompass Health in Phenix City, Ala.. Nathan received his associate’s degree in nursing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College and he received his Bachelor of Science in nursing as well as his Master of Science in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. 
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Dr. James Taylor

Medical Director

Dr. Taylor serves as medical director for Encompass Health Shelby County, which opened on April 11, 2018.

Dr. Taylor serves as medical director for Encompass Health Shelby County, which opened on April 11, 2018. He was born in Dothan, Alabama, graduated from Dothan High School, and received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University as well as his Doctorate degree from Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York. He completed his internship and first year of residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in internal medicine. Following a two-year stent in the Air Force, he completed his residency as well as a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is Board Certified in cardiovascular disease as well as internal medicine and holds memberships with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He spent over 21 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in the department of medicine, division of cardiology as an instructor, assistant professor and professor. After leaving UAB in 2013, he joined the Alabama Cardiovascular Group now located at the Grandview Hospital Complex. In addition to working with the Alabama Cardiovascular Group, in 2018 he began completing consultative work at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Lakeshore and now Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.

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Sumer Herald

Director of Case Management

Sumer has been employed a Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of case management in 2018.
Sumer has been employed a Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 2014 and was named director of case management in 2018. She brings more than six years of clinical social work experience to Encompass Health of Shelby County. Sumer is a certified case manager and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Alabama.
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CLARA PITTS

Director of Human Resources

Clara has more than 20 years of human resources experience, with ten of those years in the health care environment. 
Clara Pitts joined Encompass Health in November of 2017 to serve as the director of human resources.  She has more than 20 years of human resources experience, with ten of those years in the health care environment.  She has a strong human resources background with emphasis on employee relations and development.  Clara completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faulkner Christian University and her master’s degree in human resources management from Troy State University.  She is SPHR certified (Senior Professional of Human Resources.)  Clara is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her grandson. 
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Carol Snowden, RN

Director of Quality & Risk Management

Carol brings more than 10 years of healthcare quality expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County.
Carol brings more than 10 years of healthcare quality expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County. She has over 20 years of nursing experience and has a passion for patient safety and quality patient care.
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