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.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
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This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Charlottesville, we serve the surrounding area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, 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.
42 Semi-private rooms
8 Private rooms
Spanish translators available
Student observation hours
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.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spinal cord.
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Deputy Barney Fife came to UVA Encompass Health all the way from Mayberry for National Rehabilitation Awareness Week to ensure only the best quality of care for our patients and support for our amazing staff! Many tickets were dispersed for positivity and smiles demonstrated by our outstanding clinical teams!
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UVA Encompass Health starts National Rehabilitation Awareness Week off Stronger Together!
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Chief Executive Officer
Louis 's career in healthcare spans 30 years and includes serving in senior leadership roles with IPC, The Hospitalist Company, Wellmont Health System and Reliant Rehabilitation. His experience spans multiple areas of leadership in acute care and post-acute care. Louis earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia at Wise and has completed multiple leadership courses.
Medical Director, UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Alfano has been the Medical Director at UVA Encompass Health, formerly UVA-HealthSouth since the hospital opened in 1998. He has published scholarly articles in multiple peer reviewed medical journals, is actively involved in teaching residents and medical students and was honored to be ranked in the top 10 percent of all HealthSouth medical directors for patient satisfaction in 2011. He currently attends on the Orthopedic, General and Geriatric Rehabilitation services at UVA Encompass Health in addition to his role as Medical Director. Dr. Alfano graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau County Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Alfano is an independent private practice physician.
Director Therapy Operations
Rob Dixon, DPT, began his career holding multiple roles in corporate marketing and finance prior to joining UVA Encompass Health, formerly UVA/HealthSouth as a physical therapist. He gained more than 10 years’ clinical experience with a focus on neuro rehabilitation and the related technologies before moving into the role as director of therapy. Rob holds clinical certifications including neuro-rehabilitation, wound care and lymphedema, and has contributed to the development of the wound care and lymphedema programs for UVA/HealthSouth along with the national training program for the partial weight bearing treadmill trainer, the AutoAmbulater. Rob is an adjunct faculty member with the physical therapy department at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin University. Rob earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Radford University as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Laura joined UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in 2020 after 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry as the controller of a skilled nursing facility. Her career prior to that included work in public accounting focused on audits in the banking and insurance industries, work in housing finance administering grant and bond financed programs, and work in the university’s investment and tax services department. She has held leadership roles in several local non-profit organizations. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and is a certified public accountant.
Director of Human Resources
Tonya joined UVA Encompass Health, formerly UVA-HealthSouth in 2007. Her career expands 18 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, with seven years in the healthcare industry. Tonya’s passion for resolving employee relations issues makes it evident that preserving the company’s most valuable asset, the employees, and salvaging relationships is critical to the hospitals overall goals and objectives. She graduated from Strayer University of Manassas, Virginia with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2006 and a Master’s Degree of Health Services Administration in 2009.
Director of Quality Improvement/Risk Management
Michael joined UVA Encompass Health, formerly UVA-HealthSouth in 1998 as the senior OT on the spinal cord/orthopedic injuries team and lead therapist for the seating clinic. In 2008, he transitioned to the role of Director of Quality and Risk Management where he is responsible for maintaining the hospital’s readiness for accreditation surveys, facilitating performance improvement, addressing complaints and managing the physician credentialing process.
All non-profit hospitals are required by law to produce a "Community Health Needs Assessment" (CHNA) and "Implementation Strategy" (IS) every three years. UVA Encompass Health published its most recently conducted CHNA in 2019, which you can read here. This report gives us a community health profile of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Orange counties. Please provide your thoughts on the 2019 Needs Assessment and IS by clicking here. The 2016 report is also available below.
Read the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Read the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.
We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.