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At MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Overland Park and serving greater Kansas City, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain and spinal cord 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

98 Beds

Nonsmoking

Telephones

Televisions

Cafeteria

Support groups

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Free WiFi

Tours available

Student observation hours

Volunteers

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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.

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

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.

Hospital happenings

After suffering from a cerebellar stroke, Richard Carter had difficulty with coordination and weight shifting when walking. Using the EskoGT robotic exoskeleton, Mr. Carter was able to correct his step patterns, weight shifting and posture while gaining confidence and freedom.

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After suffering from a cerebellar stroke, Richard Carter had difficulty with coordination and weight shifting when walking. Using the EskoGT robotic exoskeleton, Mr. Carter was able to correct his step patterns, weight shifting and posture while gaining confidence and freedom.

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Dynavision helps patients like Eric work on hand-eye coordination as well as visual and motor reaction times. It can also play a role in helping prepare patients to take a driving test after illness or injury.

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Patient using Dynavision technology at MidAmerica.

Hospital happenings

Members of our team proudly received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Team members receiving the COVID vaccine

Hospital happenings

Our leadership team had a blast celebrating Halloween last week.

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Our Stroke Team showed up in full force to participate in the 2020 virtual Kansas City Heart and Stroke Walk for the American Heart Association. Donning their red shirts and masks, our team was proud to be a part of this year's event.

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Sharrion Edwards RN, BSN, WCC, CRRN, Wound Care and Infection Control Coordinator, enjoying her moment with her supervisor Amy Kinkade as she won the employee of the quarter. Congratulations! We're happy to have you as a part of the team!

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 Sharrion Edwards

Hospital happenings

Happy Nurses Week to all of our nursing staff! We appreciate your hard work during these challenging times and are honored to have you as part of our team. “It’s so hard to be in the hospital away from family and friends, but I have privilege of coming to work to be there for people during some of their loneliest times. I’m so grateful to be a nurse!” - Erin Kelly, RN

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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.

  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs.
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L1 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Exercise equipment to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
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L7 - Pool
  • Pool area used for therapies in the water as part of patient rehabilitation.
  • Multiple tables and chairs surrounding pool areas.
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  • Shared patient room with two beds, sink, bathroom, TV and chairs for visitors.
  • 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.

Leadership and staff

Tiffany Kiehl
TIFFANY KIEHL

Chief Executive Officer

Tiffany joined the Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2003. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience.
Tiffany joined the Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2003. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including leadership positions as director of marketing and director of quality and risk management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation therapy from Northwest Missouri State University and received her master’s degree of healthcare administration from Park University.
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Cielo Navato-Dehning
CIELO NAVATO-DEHNING, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Cielo Navato-Dehning graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Cielo Navato-Dehning graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1995 with the distinction of chief resident. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine.

Dr. Navato-Dehning is an independent private practice physician.

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Bryan Bishop
Bryan Bishop

Controller

Bryan joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in March 2021.

Bryan joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in March 2021. He has more than eight years of experience in healthcare accounting and finance. Bryan received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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Jessica Bratkovic
JESSICA BRATKOVIC

Director of Business Development

Jessica joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in 2017. She has more than 17 years clinical experience in acute rehab and 12 years in sales and marketing.
Jessica joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in 2017. She has more than 17 years clinical experience in acute rehab and 12 years in sales and marketing. Jessica graduated from Penn Valley Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and acquired her physical therapist assistant license. She is now the director of business development.
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Sara Crow
SARA CROW

Director of Case Management

Sara joined the MidAmerica team in 2004 as a speech language pathologist up until 2013 when she transitioned to the leadership team as the director of case management.
Sara joined the MidAmerica team in 2004 as a speech language pathologist. She was the speech therapy team lead up until 2013 when she transitioned to the leadership team as the director of case management. Sara graduated with her master’s degree from the University of Kansas and has more than 10 years of healthcare experience.
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Penny Dunning-Newell
Penny Dunning-Newell, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Director of Quality and Risk

Penny is an experienced board-certified family nurse practitioner with specialty experience in physiatry and leadership.

Penny is an experienced board-certified family nurse practitioner with specialty experience in physiatry and leadership. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a nurse providing primary, preventive, ambulatory and emergency care for people of all ages. She has worked as a director, educator, clinical manager and nurse practitioner for hospitals and healthcare clinics in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area and surrounding rural areas. Penny has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and a postgraduate in family practice with national board certification as a nurse practitioner.

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Paul Matlack
PAUL MATLACK MS OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Paul is the director of therapy operations and has been with Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital for more than 11 years
Paul is the director of therapy operations and has been with Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital for more than 11 years. Paul has worked in healthcare for almost 20 years, the past 12 as an occupational therapist. He has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University and achieved a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Rockhurst University.
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Jeremy Newport
JEREMY NEWPORT

Director of Plant Operations

Jeremy joined Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008.
Jeremy joined Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital in 2008. He has worked in healthcare for more than 15 years. Jeremy graduated from Fort Scott Community College with an associate degree in science.
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Kim Roark
KIM ROARK

Human Resources Director

She has 30 years of human resource management experience, which includes 20 years of leadership roles in both retail and healthcare environments.

Kim joined MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in 2021. She has 30 years of human resource management experience, which includes 20 years of leadership roles in both retail and healthcare environments. She attended Southwestern College, majoring in human resources management.

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Crystal Thompson
CRYSTAL THOMPSON

Director of Pharmacy

Crystal joined the MidAmerica team in 2009 as a staff pharmacist.
Crystal joined the MidAmerica team in 2009 as a staff pharmacist. She was part of the clinical pharmacy team and transitioned to director of pharmacy role in 2015. Crystal graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Then, she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and has ten years of experience in the pharmacy industry including retail and hospital settings.
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