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Welcome to our hospital

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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Careers

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Superior amenities at our hospitals

75 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Tours available

Support groups

Nonsmoking

Pet friendly

family lounge

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.

Wound Care

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in wound care.

Advanced Inpatient Diabetes

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in advanced inpatient diabetes.

Amputee Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.

2021 Stroke Center of Excellence winner

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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Take a virtual tour

The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

L0 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs and coffee station for patients and visitors to use.
  • Four hallways lead to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Outdoor area with multiple picnic tables, a bike rake, and grill.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs.
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  • Speech therapy room with multiple tables and chairs and a small kitchen area.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
  • Cart with books and games available to borrow.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • Two wardrobes for storage.
  • Nightstands are placed next to each bed with a curtain to divide room between patient beds.
  • Window with exterior view.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Hospital happenings

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.

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Patients get a manicure at Encompass Health Mechanicsburg

Leadership and staff

Josette Myers
Josette Myers

Chief Executive Officer

Josette Myers joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg in 2013 and served as the area director of marketing at Encompass Health Mechanicsburg and York.

Josette Myers joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg in 2013 and served as the area director of marketing at Encompass Health Mechanicsburg and York. Prior to that, she was the Vice president of marketing, community relations and development at Memorial Hospital in York where she worked in the areas of customer experience, physician relations, community health and wellness, strategic planning and marketing, and development. Josette has worked in the healthcare management field for more than 20 years. She is also an adjunct professor at York College and has served on numerous community boards including United Way, American Heart Association and the Memorial Health Fund. Josette has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a master's degree from Temple University.

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Michael F. Lupinacci
Michael F. Lupinacci, M.D.

Medical Director

A board certified physiatrist, Dr. Lupinacci has served as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg since 1993.

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.

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Erin Anderson
Erin Anderson, RN

Director of Quality

Erin joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie in 2013 as a staff nurse.

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.

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Jessica Arnold
Jessica Arnold

Director of Therapy Operations

Jessica joined Encompass Health in 2011 as a staff occupational therapist.

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.

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Laurie DeHass
Laurie DeHass

Controller

Laurie serves as the controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg.

Laurie serves as the controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg, bringing eight years of financial management and analysis in the healthcare field, which includes skilled nursing facilities, acute care and home health. She received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Penn State University and an associate degree in business management from Harrisburg Area Community College. She is an active board member for the Legacy Hospice Foundation.

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Christine Dubs
Christine Dubs

Human Resources Director

Christine serves as the director of human resources of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg.

Christine serves as the director of human resources of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg. She brings more than 30 years of human resources experience with more than 15 years in the healthcare field. She received her bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from York College of Pennsylvania.

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Maria Jackson
Maria Jackson

Director of Case Management

Maria brings more than eight years of social work and case management experience in a variety of healthcare settings.

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.

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Jane Lewis
Jane Lewis

Director of Pharmacy

Jane brings more than 30 years of hospital pharmacy experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg.

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.

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Patrick Major
Patrick Major

Chief Nursing Officer

Patrick serves as the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg.

Patrick serves as the chief nursing officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg. He has more than seven years of nursing and managerial experience. He graduated from Saint Francis University with his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2014 and is currently working on his master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and health care management from Fayetteville State University.

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Jan Miller
Jan Miller

Senior Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator

Jan joined Encompass Health in 2015 as the patient assessment standards coordinator.

Jan joined Encompass Health in 2015 as the patient assessment standards coordinator. She was promoted in 2018 to the senior patient assessment standards coordinator and serves as the regional PASC for the Northeast region. Jan received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa.

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Stacy Pearl
Stacy Pearl

Business Development Director

Stacy joined Encompass Health in 2014 as their marketing coordinator.

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.

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Ray Walmer
Ray Walmer

Director of Plant Operations

Ray joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg in December 2009.

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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