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New medical director Amarabalan Rajendran, MD joins the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden team

Amarabalan RajendranGADSDEN, Ala., Sept. 15, 2020 – Amarabalan Rajendran, MD has been named as the medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives. As medical director, Rajendran, an independent practice physician, will work with clinicians and other staff members to create a care plan designed to meet the needs of each patient.

Prior to being named as medical director of the inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital, Dr. Rajendran served as medical director at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Rome, Ga. After graduating from Sri Ramachandra University (A Harvard Affiliate Medical School) in 2010, he completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“Dr. Rajendran has an impressive background in healthcare, and he brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles serving as medical director in other rehabilitation spaces,” said Kayla Feazell, CEO of Encompass Health Gadsden. “Acting in an administrative and consultative role, he will work closely with our teams to ensure the highest quality care for each of our patients.”

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden provides a hospital level of rehabilitative care for patients recovering from major illnesses and injuries including strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.

About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden is a 44-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Etowah, Calhoun, Marshall, Cherokee, Dekalb and St. Claire counties, the hospital is located at 801 Goodyear Avenue 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 136 hospitals, 245 home health locations, and 83 hospice locations in 39 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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