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
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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Newnan, we serve the Atlanta metro area as a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
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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Chief Executive Officer
Amber Hester is the chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. Before taking this role she became the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport in March 2017. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Hester served as the chief executive officer of two long term acute care hospitals with Kindred Healthcare in the Boston market. She also has extensive experience as an accountant and serving as a controller and chief financial officer in the post-acute care setting. Hester worked for Encompass Health from 2005 - 2012 in various accounting and leadership roles out of the home office in Birmingham, Ala. She attended Auburn University and studied marketing. Hester also achieved a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration with an accounting concentration from the University of Phoenix.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan welcomed Ashli Alexander, M.D., MPH, as medical director in January of 2018. Dr. Alexander is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and specializes in the management and treatment of complex rehabilitation patients. Dr. Alexander has medical expertise in caring for patients with occupational injuries, neurological disorders, spinal disorders, stroke, amputations, sports-related injuries and pain disorders.
Dr. Alexander is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Therapy Operations
Kent brings more than 20 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and has a master's degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. He also completed a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Montana. He has been active in the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia serving as a former president and a member of the board of directors.
Area Business Development Director
Kelly serves as an area business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Henry. She brings more than 25 years of healthcare marketing and management to her role. Kelly has a very diverse background, having started her career in personal care, where she transitioned into other realms within the healthcare continuum, including skilled nursing, hospice and long term acute care. She attended Penn State Beaver as a business management major and is currently pursuing her bachelors in health care administration. Kelly prides herself with the knowledge that her vast experience has afforded her the opportunity to advocate for the patients served as well as the ability to be a resource to her team.
Director of Pharmacy
Akela is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. To continue her education, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Columbus Regional Hospital. Akela has worked at institutions including Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA, Columbus Specialty Hospital in Columbus, GA, West Central Regional Hospital in Columbus, GA and Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, AL.
Director Facilities Management
Wolf began his career with Encompass Health at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2010 as a maintenance mechanic and was promoted to maintenance manager and then facilities management director for Encompass Health’s Newnan Facility in January 2020. His prior experience includes maintenance engineering positions in the hospitality industry. Wolf’s expertise includes engineering, environmental services, security, and safety. Wolf graduated from Pennco Technical College obtaining his degree in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.
Jenny brings more than 18 years of financial management experience to Encompass Health as the area controller.
Jenny brings more than 18 years of financial management experience to Encompass Health as the area controller for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan and the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Henry. In 1993, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international economic affairs from the University of West Georgia and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2001. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Director of Quality & Risk Management
Latesha joins Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, including serving in various hospital leadership positions. Latesha earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Lake-Sumter Community College and her master’s degree in nursing with Clinical Nurse Leader credentials at University of West Georgia. In addition, she holds a master's degree in business administration in healthcare administration from South University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Michael is a nurse executive with diverse health care experience and success in patient quality, safety and service. He began his healthcare career in EMS then became a registered nurse working in emergency services, critical care and as a flight nurse. Michael earned his associate's degree in nursing from Regents College, his bachelor's degree from Troy University and a master's degree in business administration from Western Governors University.
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