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Welcome to Encompass Health Sunrise

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

126 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Support groups

Volunteers

Student observation hours

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Careers

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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Randy Gross
Randy Gross

Chief Executive Officer

Randy joined Encompass Health in May 2022 and brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience to his role.

Randy joined Encompass Health in May 2022 and brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience to his role. He has spent much of his career as a senior leader in the acute care hospital setting and prides himself on being a “people centered leader.” He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and dual master's degrees in health service administration and business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Randy is a long-standing member and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Scott Tannenbaum
Scott Tannenbaum, MD, PM&R

Medical Director

Dr. Tannenbaum has served as the hospital’s medical director since 1995.

Dr. Tannenbaum has served as the hospital’s medical director since 1995. He maintains a private practice within the hospital and is an attending physician at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise. Dr. Tannenbaum received an undergraduate degree in biology from Brandeis University and graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Tannenbaum is an independent private practice physician.

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Colleen Abad
Colleen M. Abad, RPH-CPH

Director of Pharmacy

Colleen joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise in 2006, bringing 20 years of experience in the acute care hospital setting.

Colleen joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise in 2006, bringing 20 years of experience in the acute care hospital setting. Colleen graduated from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science. Colleen plays an integral role in the hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, the medication management system and medication reconciliation compliance. Colleen and her staff are dedicated to assuring patient medication safety.

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Melissa Cruz
MELISSA CRUZ

Controller

Melissa brings more than 20 years of finance leadership experience.

Melissa brings more than 20 years of finance leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise. She spent much of her career in the public accounting sector prior to becoming a finance leader in the acute care hospital setting. Melissa graduated from Florida Atlantic University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and an executive master's degree in business administration in healthcare administration. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Jill Lodowski
Jill Lodowski, MS, CCC-SLP

Area Business Development Director

Jill has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare.

Jill has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare with a focus in the area of business development, physician relations, pharmaceutical sales and marketing as well as speech-language pathology.  She earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree degree in communication disorders from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Jill has over 10 years of leadership experience and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

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Evelyn Luciano
EVELYN LUCIANO MA, BSN, RN, LMHC, NCC, CCCM

Director of Case Management

Evelyn joined Encompass Health Sunrise in January 2022 as director of case management.

Evelyn joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise in January 2022 as the director of case management. She has broad experience in several areas of healthcare. Her experience in the areas of cultural competence and mental health bring a unique asset to her role. Evelyn holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a certified case manager. Her goal as a leader is to work collaboratively with the collective Encompass Health team to maximize outcomes and provide a positive experience for patients.

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Lilianne Morales
LILIANNE MORALES DNP, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Lilianne joined Encompass Health Sunrise in August 2023.

Lilianne joined Encompass Health Sunrise in August 2023. She came to Encompass Health after serving six years in nursing leadership, where she led teams and departments in medical/surgical, critical care, step down, telemetry, emergency and others. Lilianne received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and her master's degree in nursing with a specialty track in family nurse practitioner from Chamberlain University. Most recently, Lilianne earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialty track in healthcare systems leadership from Chamberlain University.

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Marcia Nijamkin
MARCIA MIJAMKIN

Health Information Management Svc Director

Marcia joined Encompass Health Sunrise in December 2023, as the director of health information management services.

Marcia joined Encompass Health Sunrise in December 2023 as the director of health information management services. Marcia brings more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, offering an array of skills in health information management, patient privacy, ethics and compliance, patient safety/risk management and case management/utilization review. She holds professional certifications from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Lisa Tepper Shearer
Lisa Tepper Shearer

Human Resources Director

Lisa is a seasoned healthcare and hospital human resources professional.

Lisa is a seasoned healthcare and hospital human resources professional offering an array of skills in employee relations, benefits, talent management, employee satisfaction, event planning and labor relations. She holds professional certifications from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR). Lisa earned a master’s degree in health management from St. Thomas University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Lisa’s first job out of college in 1996 was at Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital as a certified recreational therapist.

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Dennis Wachtel
Dennis Wachtel

Director of Plant Operations

Dennis has more than 30 years of hospital operations management experience including plant operations, materials management and safety.

Dennis joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise in 2020. Dennis has more than 30 years of hospital operations management experience including plant operations, materials management and safety. Prior to joining Encompass, Dennis was the regional director of facilities for a long term acute care company in the Miami area.

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