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
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Stuart, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain 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.
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80 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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
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 amputee rehabilitation.
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Chief Executive Officer
Ivette Miranda joined Encompass Health in October 2014 and brings more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to her role. Ivette graduated with a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a master's of business administration from the University of Phoenix. Ivette's extensive experience includes acute care hospital leadership roles including chief operating officer, associate administrator and business office director. In addition, Ivette provided several years of healthcare consulting services to acute hospitals throughout the country.
After undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama, Dr. Chastain graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1988. He completed internship and residency in internal medicine at UAB in 1991 and began practice in Dothan, Alabama the same year. During his time in Dothan, he gained 16 years of experience in inpatient rehabilitation with Encompass Health including functioning as the medical director. He completed a fellowship in vascular medicine in Greenville, South Carolina in 2012 and is now board certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine. Special interests include peripheral arterial disease, stroke prevention, venous thrombosis, noninvasive vascular testing and vascular rehabilitation. He and his wife Sheila have been married for over 30 years and have two children.
Dr. Chastain is an independent private practice physician.
Chief Nursing Officer
Charmaine brings 16 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. She graduated with an Associate of Science in nursing from Broward Community and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. She also has her Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Charmaine’s experience includes acute care hospital leadership in assistant chief nursing officer, director of inpatient surgical services, clinical manager and nursing supervisor.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Rachel serves as the director of quality & risk management at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. As a former ortho-neuro trauma nurse, Rachel brings over 16 years of expertise in healthcare specializing in quality assurance, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, and accreditation. She graduated with an associate's degree in nursing from Northeast Iowa Community College, a bachelor's degree in healthcare management from Bellevue University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governors University. Rachel takes pride in knowing that the quality and risk departments play a major role in steering the hospital to provide safe and quality care to our patients.
Director of Nutrition Services
Matt brings more than 20 years of professional cooking and hospitality experience to his role as director of nutrition services. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Matt honed his cooking skills in various restaurants and hotels in his home state of Maryland before moving to New Jersey and transitioning to food service in healthcare. He served as the executive chef at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the executive chef of Northwestern Medical Center in Saint Albans, VT, prior to joining Encompass Health, in 2016.
Director of Pharmacy
Claudia brings more than 15 years of clinical pharmacy experience as the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and has worked in a pharmacy leadership role for the past nine years. Claudia is very passionate about making a difference for patients by ensuring they receive the safest and most effective pharmaceutical care.
Director of Human Resources
Jeffrey was the human resources director of Encompass Health Vineland since December 2017 before transferring to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliate of Martin Health. Altogether, he has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare, education and consulting fields of human resources most previously having served as a compensation manager at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Jeff achieved a bachelor’s degree in political science from Slippery Rock University and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Denver. In addition, he holds certifications as a Certified Workforce Development Professional, a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Senior Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resources Management. Earlier in his career, Jeff served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve, achieving the rank of major, as a commanding officer and staff officer in materials, acquisition, and training.
Business Development Director
For the past 20 years, Kathy O’Hanna’s focus has been in healthcare marketing and business development. She has experience working in pharmaceutical sales, durable medical equipment, home health care and hospice. Most recently, she served as the division director of sales and business development for Life Care Centers of America. In her role, she was responsible for the oversight of the admissions and marketing teams for 21 skilled nursing facilities throughout the Florida. Her favorite part of healthcare marketing is the primary focus on the patients and those who care for them. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University.
Director of Therapy Operations
Christa serves as director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. She joined the Encompass Health team more than 14 years ago as an occupational therapist. She has held various positions including senior occupational therapist, therapy team leader and most recently therapy manager. She graduated in 2003, from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy with honors. Inpatient rehabilitation has always been Christa’s passion with the patient experience being her priority. She enjoys helping patients return to functioning in their homes and communities.
Dawn brings more than 15 years of healthcare financial management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health. Her prior experience includes acute-care as well as various healthcare management companies. Dawn received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She has been a resident of Stuart, Florida for over 20 years.
Director of Case Management
Donna Watler brings 25 years of RN experience to Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital and affiliate of Martin Health in her role as Director of Case Management. She spent ten years working in case management. Donna received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and in Nursing from FAU. She also became a certified case manager in 2013. Case management plays a key role in the interdisciplinary team, providing assessment and promotion of quality and cost-effective transition of care, to ensure optimal patient wellness and autonomy.
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