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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 CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Hot Springs, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
When you choose CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner 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 CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner 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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Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
With over 20 years in healthcare, Lesalee Chilcote brings experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior outcomes. Lesalee served as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health in Hot Springs for five years prior to being promoted to the CEO position in November 2020. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport in addition to her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Outside of work Lesalee enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, enjoying the beautiful Hot Springs outdoor life.
Dr. Ma has more than thirty years’ experience in medicine.
Dr. Ma has more than thirty years of experience in medicine. He is a physiatrist specialized in general physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). He graduated from Qingdao Medical College in 1985 and practiced orthopedics for several years. He completed his PM&R residency at downstate New York State University in 2014 and his interventional pain fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama in 2015. He likes to work with patients and enjoys resolving their problems.
Dr. Ma is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Therapy Operations
Torey has been the director of therapy operations at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital since September 2022. She brings more than 15 years of diverse clinical experience.
Nutrition Services Director
David brings more than 20 years of food service management experience in the healthcare, universities and full-service segments to his role as XXX. He began his career in healthcare nutrition in 2014. David earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northern Arizona University in 2006. In addition to facilitating patient recovery through nutrition, David enjoys spending time with his family.
Paige brings more than 20 years of accounting experience with over 10 of those in healthcare finance. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her master’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Paige enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
Director of Pharmacy
Karen brings more than 30 years of diverse pharmacy experience to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. She joined the Encompass Health team in 2022 and her background includes hospital, community and government practice settings. Karen received her bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, and her doctor of pharmacy degree from Idaho State University.
Director of Quality & Risk
Taleda brings more than 13 years of experience in healthcare quality and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital as the director of quality and risk management in 2022, she held positions in quality and regulatory compliance for various healthcare organizations. Most recently, she held the title of director of quality for CARTI Cancer Center, and held quality and regulatory compliance positions with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a passion for performance improvement and compliance. Taleda earned her bachelor’s degree in health sciences with emphasis in community health promotion from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her master’s in healthcare law and policy from Maurice A. Dean School of Law, Hofstra University, in Hempstead New York.
Director of Case Management
Alissa has 10 years of nursing experience with eight of those being in case management and quality positions. She started with our hospital in 2017 and obtained her certification in case management in 2018. Her career here has branched from case management to patient assessment standards coordinator and currently the director of case management. She has obtained a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree in nursing to add to her vast knowledge of healthcare. She strives to help patients get back to enjoying their lives after discharge from the hospital.
Human Resources Director
Amanda has more than 10 years of experience in the rehabilitation setting. Amanda's passion has always been in rehabilitation and was excited to make the transition to Encompass Health in 2018. Amanda was promoted to the role of human resource director in 2021.
Business Development Director
Bradley serves as the business development director at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. He joined the Encompass Health team in 2023 after spending 10 years in sales and marketing roles in the medical device space. Bradley earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Harding University and a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on healthcare from Charleston Southern University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Dana has more than 20 years of nursing experience including emergency department, staff development, cardiac rehabilitation as well as case management. She is a Certified Case Manager and has a passion for rehabilitation as it allows the patients to be able to get back to doing the things they enjoy.
Facilities Mangement Director
James Smith is the Facilities Management Director for CHI St Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital.