When their return to independence depends on you,
we are here. Encompass Health offers the advanced
therapy and care patients need after a life-changing illness or injury.
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This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Tallahassee, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury 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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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in Florence, Alabama. After receiving his Master of Business Administration (MBA), he went to work for Hospital Corporation of America as an associate administrator and advanced to chief operating officer at HCA facilities in Georgia and Florida. He joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee in December of 2012. A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dale received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee and a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Rowland of Southern Medical Group, P.A., graduated cum laude from Duke University before receiving a Master of Science in Chemistry from Florida State University. He completed medical school and an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is board certified in internal medicine, a member of the American College of Physicians, and is active in the Capital Medical Society of Tallahassee.
Robert Rowland, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.
Director of Human Resources
Carol has more than 10 years of experience in human resources management. She brings a vast knowledge in human resources through an extensive career in the field. Carol began her career with The Target Company and continued with Bank of America, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated and Amedisys Home Health. She joined HealthSouth in 2012 and oversees all areas of human resources including recruitment and retention, regulatory compliance, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, and training.
Director of Case Management
Lisa has served as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee since February of 2019. She began her career in healthcare in 1995 after completing her bachelor’s degree in social science at Florida State University in 1993. Then, she went on to achieve an associate degree in nursing from Tallahassee Community College in 1995. The first eight years of Lisa’s nursing career were in the role of home health field registered nurse; and in 2003, she began working in the capacity of liaison/patient care coordinator for home health and home infusion companies in Tallahassee. In January of 2017, Lisa moved into the care transition coordinator role for Encompass Health Home Health Tallahassee then transferred into the role of branch director before moving into her current role.
Business Development Director
Chuck joined Encompass Health Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Tallahassee in 2016 as director of marketing operations and brings more than 20 years’ experience of healthcare marketing and sales to his role. He began his healthcare career at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 1996 as a pharmaceutical representative then in 2008 he joined American Health Imaging as a marketing director. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Chuck earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University
Jennifer brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. In addition to Encompass Health, her background in healthcare includes working with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as well as serving as the controller for Southeastern Urological Center, P.A. She is responsible for all accounting functions including patient business services, accounts payable, payroll and purchasing. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Elizabeth brings fifteen years of nursing and leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 2001. Elizabeth came to Encompass Health in 2013 as a nursing supervisor before accepting the position of chief nursing officer. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, a certification that demonstrates knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence in comprehensive care for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses in all specialties and settings of rehabilitation.
Director of Plant Operations
Todd graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He served in the Navy Nuclear Power program for eight years and earned a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University. He comes to HealthSouth with a diverse background in the operations and maintenance of a variety of mechanical and electrical systems.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Val is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager and a Certified Wound Specialist. She has been a clinician and educator in wound management for the past 20 years. She was formerly the clinical manager of advanced wound care services and hyperbaric medicine at Capital Regional Medical Center. Val also participates in many philanthropic endeavors including serving on the board of directors for the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation. Val earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Science in Movement Science Education from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University.
Director of Therapy Operations
Sara, the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Tallahassee, formerly HealthSouth Tallahassee, has been practicing in the field of occupational therapy for more than 25 years. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings all over the country. After completing a post-graduate fellowship in hand therapy, she became a Certified Hand Therapist. She has been employed by Encompass Health for over a decade; and before assuming her current role, she served as a staff therapist and occupational therapy team lead.
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