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Joshua Trout, CEO of Encompass Health of Greenville, appointed to local Board of Directors for Down Syndrome Association

Joshua TroutGREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 1, 2021 - Joshua Trout, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Greenville, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate.

The Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate is a nonprofit, volunteer organization which helps enrich the lives of those affected by Down Syndrome. The organization’s vision is to be recognized by people with Down Syndrome and their families, educators, healthcare professions and the community-at-large as the preeminent organization in upstate South Carolina for information, networking and advocacy for Down Syndrome.

In his role as a Board member, Trout will work diligently with other Board members to further the mission of the Down Syndrome Association in Greenville and surrounding communities, enriching the lives of people affected by Down Syndrome by providing support and education through the sharing of ideas and resources and promoting community involvement.

“I have a passion for individuals with Down Syndrome, and I strive to have an impact on their lives in any capacity possible,” said Trout. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of the Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate, and I’m excited to be an advocate and assist in bringing awareness and financial resources to the association.”

Trout joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Greenville as CEO in February 2021, and the hospital began serving patients in August 2021. As CEO, Trout is responsible for overseeing the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality. Once open, the hospital will provide 24-hour nursing care and physical, occupational and speech therapies to patients recovering from major illnesses and injuries including strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and complex orthopedic conditions.

Prior to joining Encompass Health, Trout spent the last seven years leading teams in the post-acute healthcare sector. Most recently, he served as CEO of a 31-bed long‑term acute care hospital in Pennsylvania. Earlier in his career, Trout served as an emergency medical technician. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management: health and wellness from California University of Pennsylvania as well as a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ohio University. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

To learn more about the Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate, visit

About the Down Syndrome Association

The Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate is a growing, local, nonprofit 501c(3) organization founded in 1996 to respond to the needs of families of loved ones with Down syndrome here in the Upstate area of South Carolina. Visit us at or email us 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 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.