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Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg and the surrounding areas, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation after stroke and 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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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 brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in wound care.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in advanced inpatient diabetes.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.
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.
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Every day our team visits patients with a sunshine cart full of various activities. Of the activities they can choose to participate in, one of the most popular is a manicure done by one of our certified occupational therapy assistants.
- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg
Chief Executive Officer
Kristen joined Encompass Health of Mechanicsburg in 2021 as an executive in the Encompass Health CEO development program. She began her career at Encompass Health Henderson in Nevada in 2003 as a physical therapist. She became the director of therapy operations in 2008. Kristen has held many interim roles on the Encompass Health leadership team including director of home health, director of case management, director of quality and CEO. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in science and a master's degree in physical therapy from Stockton University. Prior to joining the Mechanicsburg team, Kristen was on the advisory board for the University of Nevada Las Vegas Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and adjunct faculty member at Touro University Nevada for physical and occupational therapy programs.
A board certified physiatrist, Dr. Lupinacci has served as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg since 1993. He received his undergraduate and graduate medical training at Georgetown University and completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor college of Medicine in Texas. Dr. Lupinacci is the founder of PRISM, Physicians of Rehabilitation, Industrial and Spine Medicine, P.C., and is a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Lupinacci is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Quality
Erin joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie in 2013 as a staff nurse. Since then she has served in the roles of nurse supervisor and nurse manager. In addition to rehabilitation nursing, her clinical areas of expertise include medical/surgery, telemetry and critical care. She received her associate degree in nursing from Harrisburg Area Community College and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Director of Therapy Operations
Jessica joined Encompass Health in 2011 as a staff occupational therapist. Since then she has served as senior occupational therapist and therapy manager. She specializes in the treatment of neurological conditions, is a certified brain injury specialist, and is certified in neurological developmental treatment. She received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Elizabethtown College.
Director of Case Management
Maria brings more than eight years of social work and case management experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She graduated from Messiah University with a bachelor's degree in social work. She received a master’s degree in social work with a focus on management and planning from Temple University.
Director of Pharmacy
Jane brings more than 30 years of hospital pharmacy experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg, where she has been the director of pharmacy since 2012. Jane earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Maryland. She also served as a clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Carroll Hospital Center, UPMC Harrisburg Hospital and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Business Development Director
Stacy joined Encompass Health in 2014 as their marketing coordinator where she brought more than 10 years of experience in marketing from a local acute hospital. In 2020 she has joined the Mechanicsburg team as the business development director. Stacy earned her bachelor's degree at York College.
Human Resources Director
Jennifer serves as the human resources director and brings more than 17 years of experience in human resource management with the last six years being in healthcare human resources including both long-term acute care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. She received her bachelor’s degree in labor and employment relations from The Pennsylvania State University. She is an active board member of the Appalachian Healthcare Human Resource Society.
Facilities Management Director
Ray joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg in December 2009 bringing with him 16 years of management experience and a diversified background of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, construction and digital logic control experience. In addition, he oversees the environmental services department and serves as the hospital’s safety officer.
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