PARKERSBURG, W.V., Jan. 11, 2022– Nate Ford has been appointed as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg. In his position as CEO, Ford will oversee all of the day-to-day operations, as well as patient care and quality, at the 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located at 3 Western Hills Drive. He assumed the position on Nov. 15.
“Nate brings more than nine years of clinical and health care leadership experience at other Encompass Health hospitals to his new role, and I am confident he will make outstanding contributions to Encompass Health of Parkersburg,” said Robb Williams, area CEO for Encompass Health’s MidAtlantic region. “Nate shares our values and commitment to exceptional patient care and will continue to elevate the high-quality rehabilitative care our hospital provides to patients in the Parkersburg community and beyond.”
Ford joined Encompass Health in June 2012, where he first served as nurse and later nurse supervisor and chief nursing officer at Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, Alabama. In 2018, Ford joined the leadership team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga where he served as associate administrator at the 50-bed hospital. He most recently served as CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County in Pelham, Alabama. In this role, he rebuilt the leadership team, enhanced hospital culture and staff engagement, and improved key operational performance indicators, while also managing challenges presented by the global COVID pandemic.
Ford completed his associate degree in nursing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois.
About Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg and surrounding communities, the hospital is located at 3 Western Hills Drive. To learn more, visit encompasshealth.com/parkersburgrehab 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 encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.