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Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Leadership and staff

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Chief Executive Officer

Donna has been with the Encompass Health network for more than 26 years.

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.

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Cameron Collier
Cameron Collier

Medical Director

Dr. Cameron Collier joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco team as its inaugural medical director in mid-2021.

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.
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Ryan Fredrickson
Ryan Fredrickson

Director of Quality and Risk

Ryan started working in the healthcare industry in 2012 in Boise, Idaho.

Ryan started working in the healthcare industry in 2012 in Boise, Idaho. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Boise State University, and a master’s degree in business administration focused on healthcare administration from Idaho State University. His mission for Encompass Health of Waco is to ensure that they provide an environment where the highest quality of care can be consistently provided. He works to ensure patient safety and satisfaction, process improvement, and overall hospital compliance.

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Summer Keener
Summer Keener

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.

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.

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Sharon Nash
Sharon Nash

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.

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.

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Karina Parras
Karina Parras PT, DPT

Director of Therapy Operations

Karina has been employed by Encompass Health since 2017.

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.

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Robert Pearsall
Robert Pearsall

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.

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.

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Sarah Sandusky
Sarah Sandusky

Business Development Director

Sarah has been a part of the Encompass Health network since 2019.

Sarah has been a part of the Encompass Health network since 2019. Before joining the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco tea, she worked as a rehabilitation liaison as part of the inaugural team at South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital in Lubbock. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing from Abilene Christian University and has more than eight years of experience in healthcare with a focus on internal medicine and physician relations.

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Daniela Stokes
Daniela Stokes

Director of Human Resources

Daniela began her career in human resources after joining the Wyoming National Guard as a human resource specialist.

Daniela began her career in human resources after joining the Wyoming National Guard as a human resource specialist. Fourteen years later, she has continually expanded her knowledge and expertise through multiple roles in the private sector, non-profit, finance and healthcare industries. Daniela received her bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Columbia College in 2020, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in human resources and law from Arizona State University. Daniela is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration.

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Tanya Worthington
Tanya Worthington

Controller

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.

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.

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