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Encompass Health of New England demonstrates commitment to excellence by achieving recertification for stroke rehabilitation program

BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 22, 2021 – Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England recently achieved recertification for Disease-Specific Care from The Joint Commission for its stroke rehabilitation program at all three hospital campuses, including in Woburn, Beverly and Lowell. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

The inpatient rehabilitation hospital underwent a rigorous survey for recertification of the stroke program. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with disease certification standards. The surveyor also conducted virtual observations and interviews.

“Encompass Health of New England is pleased to be recertified for its stroke rehabilitation program at all three hospital campuses from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said David Coggins, CEO of the Encompass Health of New England. “Continuing to prioritize these certifications is evidence of our hospital’s commitment to provide high-quality care to each patient we have the privilege to serve. Our interdisciplinary teams from across the organization continue to collaborate and utilize advanced technologies to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals with a focus on care excellence.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission.

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from conditions such as strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic conditions and cardiac and pulmonary conditions. The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team combines the latest technologies and individualized treatment plans to help patients progress toward independence. The hospital provides least three hours of comprehensive therapy for five days each week, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, and around-the-clock nursing care.

Serving patients in Woburn and surrounding communities, the hospital is located at 2 Rehabilitation Way in Woburn, Mass. Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England also includes the two nearby campuses of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England at Beverly and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England at Lowell. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook.

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 145 hospitals, 249 home health locations, and 95 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high‑quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. 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, Instagram and Facebook.