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Encompass Health Humble accounting assistant honored with companywide award

Vincent Cortez OEAAHUMBLE, Texas., May 3, 2019 – Vincent Cortez, an accounting assistant at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble, has been honored as one of only seven finalists out of Encompass Health’s more than 30,000 inpatient rehabilitation employees in the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, network to receive the 2018 Outstanding Employee Achievement Award. Vincent was honored yesterday at an awards gala in Birmingham, Alabama.

Award finalists were selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of Encompass Health’s 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, seven winners were named at the regional level.<

While Vincent does not have much direct interaction with patients in his role as accounting assistant, he actively embodies the spirit of, “If you aren’t taking care of patients, you should be taking care of someone who is.”

Vincent exemplified this quality most strongly when the Houston area was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Vincent’s home was impacted by the floods that followed in the storm’s aftermath. Rather than focus on his home that was underwater, Vincent turned his focus toward his colleagues and patients. He spent consecutive days at the hospital to ensure all employees were paid and provide an extra set of hands to ensure patient needs were met, before he began caring for his own home.

“Vincent is an outstanding employee and a very giving and kind person,” said Encompass Health Humble CEO Angie Simmons. “I feel privileged to work with him every day and am beyond proud to have him represent our hospital and our region”

Learn more about Vincent by watching this brief video.

About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble is a 70-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides a higher level of rehabilitation care to patients who are recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injury, amputations, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions. Accredited by The Joint Commission, the hospital is located at 19002 McKay Blvd. in Humble and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, 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 includes 130 hospitals, 221 home health locations, and 59 hospice locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, integrated care across the healthcare continuum. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter and Facebook.

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