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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in New Jersey, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, hip fracture, cardiac conditions 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.

What to expect

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Careers

Superior amenities at our hospitals

98 Beds

Free WiFi

Interpreter services

Kosher dietary options

Nonsmoking

Private rooms

Semi private rooms

Support groups

Telephones

Televisions

Tours available

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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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Cardiac Rehabilitation

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

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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

Wound Care

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

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes

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

See our hospital

The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Two hallways leading to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with walking track for building patient endurance.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Dialysis suite has multiple chairs and area for doctors and nursing staff to asssit during patient treatments.
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  • Activities of daily living suite is a recreated bedroom and kitchen area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Bedroom has bed.
  • Kitchen has small table and chairs, standard kitchen appliances and sink.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes under TVs for storage.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.

Hospital happenings

This is a video tour of our newly reconstructed hospital. It took four years to complete—we remained fully operational during the entire construction period—but it was well worth the wait! To debut the new construction to the community, we are hosting mini tours and grab–and-go snack/lunch, and all are welcome.

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This is a video tour of our newly reconstructed hospital. It took four years to complete.

Hospital happenings

Our hospital was honored to help Joe celebrate his 77th birthday. He was very appreciative that our team made him feel special on his big day.

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Joe

Hospital happenings

At Encompass Health Toms River, we hosted occupational therapy Pictionary to celebrate OT month.

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Pictionary

Hospital happenings

John was transferred to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River to begin his rehabilitation journey on March 26. “I couldn’t lift my hands off the bed,” he said. “I felt 80% paralyzed, and prior to Covid-19, I was 100% functional.” John thought he’d never walk again, but he remained grateful to be alive and dedicated to getting a little better every day.

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John was transferred to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River to begin his rehabilitation journey on March 26.

Hospital happenings

Carmine had what he called “a fantastic visit” today with his pal Tomas “Oochie” the dog. What a positive impact our pets have on our rehabilitation!

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Carmine had what he called “a fantastic visit” today with his pal Tomas “Oochie” the dog.

Hospital happenings

During National Patient Safety Awareness Week, our patients had the chance to spin a “Wheel of Safety” to answer safety related trivia questions and earn points toward their Battle of the Board team, another patient competition that ran all week.

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During National Patient Safety Awareness Week, our patients had the chance to spin a “Wheel of Safety” to answer safety related trivia questions and earn points toward their Battle of the Board team, another patient competition that ran all week.

Hospital happenings

Rolling education snack cart coming your way! During National Patient Safety Awareness Week, we took the opportunity to reemphasize our employee training on strategic principals such as the five-second mobility screen test and how to most safely move a patient.

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Rolling education snack cart coming your way!

Hospital happenings

To celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week, we created a challenge for our staff to make the right move for safety and escape the room in time! A patient’s perceived safety begins with comfort in their surroundings and expectations. Staff members visited a mock patient room during the scheduled times to orient our newest “patient” on what to expect during their stay.

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To celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week, we created a challenge for our staff to make the right move for safety and escape the room in time!

Hospital happenings

To celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week, we created a challenge for our staff to make the right move for safety and escape the room in time! A patient’s perceived safety begins with comfort in their surroundings and expectations. Staff members visited a mock patient room during the scheduled times to orient our newest “patient” on what to expect during their stay.

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Toms River Escape Room

Hospital happenings

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Jessica, physical therapist, talks about how to tell if you or a loved one has suffered a concussion and tips to stay safe to avoid brain injury in honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week.

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Toms River Brain Injury Awareness Month

Leadership and staff

Patty Ostaszewski
Patty Ostaszewski, MS, BSN, RN, CRRN, LNHA

Chief Executive Officer

Patty is currently the area chief executive officer for Encompass Health’s Toms River and Tinton Falls hospitals.

Patty is currently the area chief executive officer for Encompass Health’s Toms River and Tinton Falls hospitals. She began her career as the evening nursing supervisor before being promoted to the chief nursing office and then chief executive officer prior to her current role. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Patty is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) with many years of administrative, clinical, and operational experience.

While CEO at Toms River, the hospital earned six Disease-Specific Programs certified by The Joint Commission. They also earned recognition as a 2019 Encompass Health Stroke Center of Excellence and in October 2019, received recognition for outstanding performance in clinical and operational excellence.

Patty is an active member of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation Board and a board member of Encompass Health’s National Nursing Leadership Board.

Patty is married to her husband Ted and together they have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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Padma Adusumilli
Padma Adusumilli, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Padma Adusumilli serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, a position she assumed in December 2017.

Dr. Padma Adusumilli serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River a position she assumed in December 2017. Before moving into the role of medical director, Adusumilli who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, served as a staff physician at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital since 2008. In addition, she previously served at Encompass Health's sister hospital in Tinton Falls from 2002-2008. Altogether, she has more than 25 years’ experience in inpatient rehabilitation. After graduating from Kilpauk Medical College, she completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Adusumilli is an independent private practice physician.

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Mary Alice Ashton
Maryalice Ashton, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Maryalice has been employed by Encompass Health since 1998.

Maryalice has been employed by Encompass Health since 1998, formerly serving as a staff physical therapist in Encompass Health's Whiting Outpatient Center, and therapy manager for Encompass Health's Jackson Outpatient Center. In 2009, Maryalice assumed the position of therapy manager for Encompass Health's Transitional Care Unit at Community Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in general studies, Master of Science in physical therapy, and doctorate of physical therapy from Misericordia University. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the New Jersey Physical Therapy Association.

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Nick D’Ambrosia
Nick D’Ambrosia, CHFM

Director of Plant Operations

Nick joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in May 2011.

Nick joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in May 2011. Most recently he served as a regional director of physical plant of a large, skilled nursing company and brings extensive knowledge in facility and safety management to the hospital. Nick is recognized by the American Hospital Association as a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager. He also is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs as a New Jersey building inspector, building sub code official as well as a construction official. Nick is a member of the National Fire Protection Association with over 35 years of fire fighting experience.

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Julie Errico
Julie Errico, RN, CCM

Certified Case Management Director

Julie has been with Encompass Health since 1991 and was promoted to her current position in 1999.

Julie has been with Encompass Health and was promoted to her current position in 1999. She holds an associate’s degree in nursing from the College of Staten Island in New York. Julie has more than 25 years in health care experience.

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Brian Furbush
Brian Furbush, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Brian is a graduate of the University Of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy.

Brian is a graduate of the University Of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy. He began his employment with Encompass Health in August of 1998 as the director of pharmacy. After stepping aside as the director of pharmacy in 2000, Brian expanded his professional background through a number of employment opportunities. Brian returned as the director of pharmacy in 2007. He brought with him experience in sales, sterile compounding and retail pharmacy. In 2009 Brian was asked to be the regional director of pharmacy for the Northeast Region.

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Alisha Hartunian
Alisha Hartunian

Chief Nursing Officer

Alisha brings more than 10 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River.

Alisha brings more than 10 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River. A Philadelphia native, she graduated from Walden University with a master’s degree of science in nursing leadership and management and is board certified by the ANCC as a nurse executive.

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Lori Munyan
Lori Munyan, MA, LRC, PHR

Director of Human Resources

Lori has held a variety of professional and leadership positions at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River since 1995.

Lori has held a variety of professional and leadership positions at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River since 1995. She holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Seton Hall University and achieved the designation of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2008. In addition, Lori is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a rehabilitation counselor (LRC) and is certified as a case manager (CCM). Lori is an active member of the community, advocating for individuals with disabilities. She previously served as the treasurer for the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council.

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Janet Turso
Janet Turso, MBA

Controller

Janet joined Encompass Health in October 2011, bringing with her more than 35 years of demonstrated success in the areas of overall healthcare financial operations.

Janet joined Encompass Health in October 2011, bringing with her more than 35 years of demonstrated success in the areas of overall healthcare financial operations. Previously, she was the chief financial officer of a Southern NJ acute rehabilitation hospital and in the past has served in various managerial roles in several Northern NJ acute care hospitals, as well as healthcare financial consulting roles with various NJ firms. Janet received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Montclair State University and her master'ss in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Brittany Wagner
Brittany Wagner, MBA, CPHQ

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Brittany began her career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in 2014.

Brittany began her career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River in 2014. With a history in data management and strategic development through her roles as a digital marketing executive at a national technology company, Brittany brings attention to detail and organizational expertise to her role. She co-developed the hospital’s patient experience program, achieving increased satisfaction outcomes. In addition, she has oversight of our hospital performance improvement committees and disease-specific care programs. Brittany earned her master’s degree in business administration from Georgian Court University following her bachelor’s degree in communication with concentrations in public relations and journalism from Monmouth University. Brittany is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality accredited by the National Association for Healthcare Quality. She is actively involved in the local healthcare community.

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