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Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital names new CEO Michael Bartell assumes role of CEO on July 1

Michael Bartell, MPH, FACHE Michael Bartell, MPH, FACHE, has been appointed as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly known as HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital. He assumes the position on July 1.

As CEO, Bartell will oversee all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality. No stranger to the Encompass Health network, Bartell previously served as CEO of Encompass Health’s hospital in Phenix City, Alabama, and as the associate administrator at the Company’s hospital in Sarasota, Florida. His other experience includes serving as a director of a product line and a vice president of marketing and business development in acute care hospitals in California.

“We’re excited to welcome Michael to our team at Encompass Health Lakeshore,” said Terry Brown, regional vice president for the southeast region of Encompass Health. “Because of his experience, he knows our Company and industry well. He has been a great leader for our teams and has shown strong commitment to delivering exceptional patient care at our hospitals.”

Bartell received a master’s degree in public health specializing in health administration from Loma Linda University and a bachelor’s degree in health science from Fresno Pacific University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

About Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital
Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital is a 100-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout north central and central Alabama, the hospital is located at 3800 Ridgeway Drive in Homewood and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 128 hospitals and 268 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.