The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
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 Waco, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Robinson, 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 Waco 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:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco, 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:
40 Private rooms
Pets, approval required
Student observation hours
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
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.
The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify.
Chief Executive Officer
Donna has been with the Encompass Health network for more than 26 years. Before becoming the inaugural CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco in 2020, she served as the CEO of Encompass Health’s inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas for 14 years and also as the hospital’s director of human resources. Prior to working for Encompass Health, she worked in operations for an acute care hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in health services administration.
Dr. Cameron Collier joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco team as its inaugural medical director in mid-2021. As a physiatrist, or a physician specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation, he is focused on helping patients achieve a higher quality of life. Working alongside other team members in the hospital, Dr. Collier helps patients increase their strength, function and confidence after a debilitating illness or injury. He completed a bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas State University before earning his medical doctorate from the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Collier completed an internship in internal medicine through LSU Health Sciences Center/Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge before completing his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Collier is an independent private practice physician.
Business Development Director
Brandon has been with Encompass Health since 2017 having previously served as senior rehab liaison at Encompass Health’s hospital in Tyler, Texas. He has twenty-five years of nursing, management and sales experience. In his current role, he is responsible for the rehab liaison marketing team and admissions. He and his team are devoted to educating Waco and the surrounding communities about the benefits of inpatient rehabilitation and is passionate about helping patients reach their full potential.
Human Resources Director
Courtney joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco in October 2022 as the human resources director. She brings with her more than a decade of human resources experience in both private and publicly traded sectors. She is devoted to ensuring a culture of collaboration and takes pride in the growth opportunities Encompass Health provides its employees. She focuses on empowering and motivating others to realize and achieve their full potential.
Director of Pharmacy
Summer Keener, PharmD, has more than a decade of experience in pharmacy with a focus on transitions of care, geriatric medicine and medication reconciliation. She earned her bachelor’s degree of science at the University of Texas in San Antonio and her doctorate of pharmacy at Texas A&M Health Science Center. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and a member of American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Director of Quality & Risk
Hector joined Encompass Health in 2017 as the regional operations coordinator for the Southwest Region. Prior to joining the Waco team in 2022, he served as the quality and risk coordinator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress. In this role, he oversaw patient safety, performance improvement, environment of care and regulatory compliance. Hector brings more than 10 years of patient care and healthcare experience to his new role. Hector earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Houston and his associate degree in arts from Lone Star College. Hector is passionate about the impact patient satisfaction has on a patient’s recovery and their ability to return to the community.
Director of Case Management
Before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco in 2021 as director of case management, Sharon Nash LMSW, CCM had served as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2016. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Covenant College and her master’s degree in social work from Winthrop University. In 2017, she earned her the accreditation as a Certified Case Manager. Sharon has more than 20 years of diverse case management experience including areas of acute rehabilitation, end stage renal disease, children and family services, and victims of crime.
Facilities Management Director
David joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco in October 2021. He brings with him more than 25 years of construction and facilities management experience. Prior to this, he worked in acute care hospitals, assisted living and behavioral health facilities. David was a former fire fighter/paramedic and has a strong understanding of all life safety systems. David is passionate about maintaining the safest and cleanest environment for everyone that comes into our building.
Director of Therapy Operations
Karina has been employed by Encompass Health since 2017. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2012, she continued with her education and achieved a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2015. After starting her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, she transitioned and devoted herself to the inpatient rehabilitation setting within the Encompass Health network. She quickly grew into leadership beginning as a PRN physical therapist, advancing to a PT lead position and now DTO. Karina is very proud of the opportunities that Encompass Health provides their employees and hopes to continue to foster and develop future leaders in order to set the standard in patient care.
Chief Nursing Officer
Robert has been a part of the Encompass Health network since 2013 having previously served at Encompass Health’s hospital in Cypress, Texas. He has more than eight years of acute rehabilitation nursing experience. He is a member of both the National and Texas Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and has been a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse since 2018.
Katy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco in July 2022 as associate administrator. Prior to joining the Encompass Health Waco team, Katy served as area director of quality and risk management for both Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County in the Birmingham, Alabama area. In this role, she oversaw strategic planning and management of patient safety, performance improvement, quality and risk management, environmental services, nutrition services, infection prevention and radiology. Katy attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for her undergraduate degree. She has a master’s degree in biomedical ethics from Albany Medical College and a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. Katy served on the board of directors for the Alzheimer’s Association Alabama chapter and the leadership board of the Jefferson County Healthcare Coalition.
Tanya started as controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco in March 2021 bringing more than 20 years of healthcare and financial management to the team. Prior to assuming her role, she worked in several settings include acute care, post-acute care and behavioral health. Tanya earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Tarleton State University and a master’s degree in business administration with a certificate in healthcare administration from Colorado Tech.