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Welcome to Our Hospital

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 Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health , we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Murrells Inlet, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

When you choose Tidelands Health 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.

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.

Learn what to expect during inpatient rehabilitation

Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Tidelands Health 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

29 Private Rooms

Activities for Daily Living Area w/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath

Courtyard

Free WiFi

Interpreter Services

Nonsmoking

Telephones

Televisions

Tours Available

Service Animals Allowed

Volunteers

Student Observation Hours

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Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Leadership and Staff

Carey Swanson
Carey Swanson

Chief Executive Officer

Carey was named CEO of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital in May 2018, bringing more than 18 years of experience with her.

Carey was named CEO of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital in May 2018, bringing more than 18 years of experience as a physical therapist and healthcare leader to the role. Before assuming the CEO title, she served as the inpatient rehabilitation hospital’s director since 2014 and as a senior physical therapist at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital from 2004-2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of New England. Ms. Swanson is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds membership with American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

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James Huber MD
Dr. JAMES HUBER

Medical Director

Dr. Huber received his medical degree from Rowan University School of osteopathic medicine in 2014.

Dr. Huber received his medical degree from Rowan University School of osteopathic medicine in 2014. Following graduation, he completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. His first four years of practicing medicine out of residency was primarily focused on outpatient musculoskeletal medicine, regenerative medicine and spasticity management in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Jason Brown
JASON BROWN

Human Resources Director

Jason is the human resources director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital's Little River and Murrells Inlet locations.

Jason is the human resources director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital's Little River and Murrells Inlet locations. He has more than 20 plus years’ experience in human resources leadership. In 2022 he relocated from Missouri to the greater Myrtle Beach area after leading the human resource function for a large nationally recognized organization. Jason’s enthusiasm for people development and his strong operational background help align the overall employee satisfaction experience while achieving business objectives.

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Lisa Crowell
Lisa Crowell

Director of Therapy Operations

Lisa has been with Encompass Health since 2017.

Lisa has been with Encompass Health since 2017. Her clinical expertise is in vestibular rehabilitation and Parkinson’s rehabilitation. She was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Physical Therapy in 2000 by the governor of Colorado in which she served for almost two years before transitioning with Encompass Health to South Carolina along with her husband, daughter and four legged friends in late 2021. Lisa was awarded her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2001 from Ohio University. She has extensive knowledge in subacute, post-acute and home health and has operated in leadership positions at both the local and regional levels since 2004.

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Andreau Hill-Wingate
Andreau Hill-Wingate

Controller

Andreau has more than 22 years of experience with a variety of hospital accounting functions.

Andreau has more than 22 years of experience with a variety of hospital accounting functions such as payroll, budgeting, productivity, accounts payable, month-end processes and benchmarking. Andreau graduated from the SC Hospital Association Management Academy year-long leadership program. She has achieved her associate degree in pre-business administration from Southeastern Community College; a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UNC-Wilmington; and a master’s degree in science accountancy from Liberty University.

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Michael Huber
MICHAEL HUBERT

Director of Quality & Risk

Michael is the director of quality and risk for Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital an affiliate of Encompass Health.

Michael is the director of quality and risk for Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital an affiliate of Encompass Health. He earned his master’s degree in nursing in 2016 from the University of Arizona. Mike has more than 23 years of nursing experience, including 11 years in leadership positions. In 2017, he and his family relocated to the North Myrtle Beach area from Michigan. He is currently a member of the South Carolina DHEC Medical Reserve Corp as well as the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders.

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Ashley O
ASHLEY O’SULLIVAN

Director of Business Development

Ashley joined Encompass Health Florence in 2017 with 10 years’ experience in healthcare marketing

Ashley joined Encompass Health Florence in 2017 with 10 years’ experience in healthcare marketing. Having worked with nurses, case managers, administrators, physicians and patients across the continuum of care, Ashley recognizes the significance of helping patients access the appropriate level of care, at the right time, for the best possible patient outcome and low hospital readmission rates. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration marketing, and she is also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. As director of marketing operations, Ashley leads a dynamic team of healthcare professionals responsible for marketing, business development, patient education and community outreach in the Pee Dee and surrounding areas of South Carolina.

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Jason Short
Jason T. Strow, Pharm.D., BCGP, CTTS

Area Director of Pharmacy

Jason serves as Encompass Health’s MidAtlantic regional director of pharmacy and area director of pharmacy.

Jason serves as Encompass Health’s MidAtlantic regional director of pharmacy and area director of pharmacy at Tidelands Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Strow has worked with Encompass Health since 2009. In 2010, he was awarded the outstanding employee achievement award for the MidAtlantic region of Encompass Health. Dr. Strow completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency in primary care pharmacy from the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. He is board certified as a Geriatric Pharmacist. Dr. Strow completed a Parkinson’s disease traineeship at Northwestern University’s Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Center. He is also a Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Being an active member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Dr. Strow is previous Chair of the Small and Rural Hospitals Section Advisory Group, previous member of the ASHP House of Delegates, and past affiliate president of the West Virginia Society of Health System Pharmacists. He is currently the Co-Chair of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pharmacy Task Force. In his current position, Dr. Strow serves as a member of the Encompass Health Pharmacy Leadership Board and is a previous member of the Encompass Health Patient Safety Taskforce. He was chosen to be part of the Clinical Thought Leadership for Encompass Health and additionally serves as adjunct faculty at Marshall University School of Pharmacy.

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