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Welcome to Our Hospital

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 Memphis, a partner of Methodist Healthcare, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Memphis, 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 Memphis, a partner of Methodist Healthcare 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:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

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Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis, a partner of Methodist Healthcare, 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:

 

 

Superior Amenities at Our Hospitals

80 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Interpreter Services

Service and Pet Visitors Allowed with Up-to-Date Shot Record

Tours Available

Volunteers

Student Observation Hours

Parking

Courtyard

Onsite Dialysis

Family Lounge

Day Room

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We Proudly Display Our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Toni Wackerfuss
Toni Wackerfuss

Chief Executive Officer

Toni graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

Toni graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and began her clinical career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis immediately following graduation. She worked as a staff therapist and team lead until she was promoted to director of therapy operations in 1998. Toni received her certification in the treatment of adults with hemiplegia through the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association in 1997.

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Leslie Leicht
Dr. Leslie Leicht

Medical Director

Dr. Leicht joined our team in December 2015 as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis.

Dr. Leicht joined our team in December 2015 as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis, a partner of Methodist Healthcare. She holds a bachelor's degree from McGill University and a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She completed residency in PMR at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and clinics in Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. Leicht is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Leicht has professional affiliations with American Medical Association and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has more than 30 years of experience in her field including assistant clinical professor of PMR at University of Michigan.

Dr. Leicht is an independent private practice physician.

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Michelle Abt
Michelle Abt

Business Development Director

Michelle graduated from Belmont University in 2015 with a doctorate degree in occupational therapy.

Michelle graduated from Belmont University in 2015 with a doctorate degree in occupational therapy. Upon graduation, Michelle began her occupational therapy career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis. She has worked as a staff occupational therapist and team lead until she was promoted to director of therapy operations in 2019. Michelle is dedicated, compassionate, empathetic, and a life-long learner. She strives to provide the best practice for her patients in order to help them achieve their goals and live their life to the fullest.

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Erica Banks
ERICA BANKS

Director of Therapy Operations

Erica graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in biology.

Erica graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in biology and received her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2016. Upon graduation, Erica began her occupational therapy career at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis. She worked as a staff occupational therapist and team lead until she was promoted to director of therapy operations in 2023. Erica is a hard worker, compassionate about serving the Memphis community, is dedicated to lifelong learning, and enjoys seeing patients reach their goals to live a fulfilled life.

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Lakeisha Conley
Lakeisha Conley, M.D., MBA

Program Director

Dr. Conley has served as program director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis since 2020.

Dr. Conley has served as program director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis since 2020. She received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama in 2007 and completed her medical residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. She is board certified in internal medicine and has more than 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of practice settings while working as a traveling physician. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Physicians. She firmly believes in patient-centered care and educating her patients on ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Sherry Dukes
SHERRY DUKES

Chief Nursing Officer

Sherry joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis team in August 2016.

Sherry joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis team in August 2016. She has worked various roles in the nursing department. She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, with more than 10 years in clinical leadership. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Fort Hays State University.

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Annette Malone
Annette Echols Malone

Director of Health Information Management

Annette brings more than 22 years experience in the health information management field.

Annette holds a bachelor’s degree in health information management from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Annette has 22 years experience in the health information management field and is a Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA).

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Eric Gray
Eric Gray

Controller

Eric graduated from University of Missouri –St. Louis in 2009 with his bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Eric graduated from University of Missouri –St. Louis in 2009 with his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He arrived at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis in 2010, and has been part of the team ever since; being promoted to accountant in 2011 and controller/CFO in the spring of 2013.

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Natarsha Greenleaf
NATARSHA GREENLEAF

Director of Quality and Risk

Natarsha has been employed with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis for more than 20 years.

Natarsha has been employed with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis for more than 20 years. She has served in the capacity of inpatient and outpatient team lead as well as senior occupational therapist. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and University of Memphis with a master's degree in healthcare administration.

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Tonique Hale
TONIQUE HALE

Director of Case Management

Tonique has worked with Encompass Health rehabilitation hospitals for more than 20 years.

Tonique has worked with Encompass Health rehabilitation hospitals for more than 20 years and spent almost that entire time in leadership positions. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee and is soon to graduate with a master's degree in health administration from the University of Memphis.

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Shon Hinkle
Shon Hinkle

Facilities Management Director

Shon joined Encompass Health as the facilities management director in 2018.

Shon joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis as the facilities management director in 2018 with more than eight years of experience in facilities and plant operations and safety. In addition to serving as the director of plant operations, he serves as the safety officer, and manages the environmental and facility services departments. He is experienced in several other areas of incident and emergency response as well as construction and facilities management. Shon’s goal at Encompass Health is to create and maintain an efficient, safe and comfortable environment in our hospital as well as contribute daily to the quality outcomes that we provide for our patients as our team seeks to return them to the highest level of independence possible when they leave Encompass Health.

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Sandra Milburn
Sandra Milburn

Human Resources Director

Sandra has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and human resources.

Sandra has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and human resources. She began her career at Methodist University where she worked for 10 years and has been a part of the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team every since. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in management and holds a master's degree in management from Colorado Technical University.

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Charita Webb
Charita Webb, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Charita graduated from Xavier University in 2017 with a doctorate degree in pharmacy.

Charita graduated from Xavier University in 2017 with a doctorate degree in pharmacy. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from Tennessee State University. In 2019, Charita joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis. She later transferred to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis where she was promoted to the pharmacy director in February 2021. Charita is dedicated and committed to providing the best practice in pharmacy to assist patients in meeting their goals.

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