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Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health named hospital of the year by Encompass Health

AUGUSTA, Ga., Dec. 10, 2020 - Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health received the coveted Hospital of the Year Award during Encompass Health’s Annual Meeting that was held virtually this November.

Walton Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital among Encompass Health’s nationwide network of 137 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to receive this award, which recognizes outstanding performance in awarded for outstanding performance in clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, employee turnover, employee engagement and overall performance. 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, especially in these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is a true testament of the great work by our leadership, physicians, clinical care team and support staff that works diligently to improve the lives of those in the CSRA,” said Eric Crossan, CEO of Walton Rehabilitation Hospital. “Our team’s No. 1 priority is our patients and we are honored that so many in our community trust Walton with their rehabilitative care that meets their needs where they are in their healthcare journey. We are extremely proud to be part of the great Augusta medical community and of our work that returns so many people back to independence after a life-altering illness or injury.”

The hospital holds disease-specific care certification in stroke and hip fracture rehabilitation from The Joint Commission. To learn more about the services and quality of care provided by Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, visit

About Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health is a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Augusta and the surrounding area, the hospital is located at 1355 Independence Drive 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 137 hospitals, 242 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.