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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown named hospital of the year by Encompass Health

MIDDLETOWN, Dela., Oct. 23, 2019 – Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown received the coveted Hospital of the Year Award during Encompass Health's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held Oct. 18 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the second time in the past three years the hospital has achieved the top honor.

Encompass Health Middletown is the only hospital among Encompass Health's network of 133 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to receive this award recognizing outstanding performance in development of clinical programs, quality of patient care services, high patient satisfaction scores, low percentage of employee turnover and overall operational excellence. The hospital serves patients who are recovering from conditions including strokes and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions and amputations.

"It's exciting to receive this recognition as a reflection of the great talent of our team and their focus on providing our patients with exceptional care," said Mat Gooch, CEO of Encompass Health Middletown. "Our team's No. 1 priority is our patients and providing them with customized care that meets their needs where they are in their rehabilitation journey. We are extremely proud to be part of a great community and are humbled to be able to return so many people back to it after they've faced a life-altering illness or injury."

"I am incredibly proud of the entire Encompass Health Middletown team for earning this recognition. Their tireless commitment to providing superior care to the patients who entrust us with their care is truly inspiring. I could not be more proud of a group of individuals as I am of the team at Encompass Health Middletown," added Dr. Ashish Khandelwal, medical director of Encompass Health Middletown.

The hospital holds disease-specific care certification in stroke rehabilitation from The Joint Commission. To learn more about the services and quality of care provided by Encompass Health Middletown, visit

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Middletown Hospital of the Year