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Jeff Reese named Area CEO within Encompass Health’s Central Region

Reese will be responsible for oversight of three hospitals in Missouri and Illinois

Jeff Reese CEOST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 30, 2023–Jeff Reese has been appointed as area chief executive officer within Encompass Health’s Central Region. In his position as area CEO, Reese will oversee all of the day-to-day operations and patient care and quality at two Missouri hospitals – Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis in Central West End and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis in St. Peters – and the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois in Shiloh. He assumed the position in August 2023.

“Jeff is an exceptional, servant leader who inspires future leaders and has made significant contributions at several Encompass Health hospitals in previous roles. We are honored he accepted an expanded leadership role as area CEO for the Central region,” said Troy DeDecker, President of Encompass Health’s Central Region. “Jeff has proven experience identifying strategic growth opportunities and leading innovative change, and I am confident he will continue to be a strong leader who enhances the lives of those we serve and elevates the high-quality rehabilitative care provided at our hospitals.”

Reese has been with Encompass Health since 2015 serving as the controller at Rusk Rehabilitation Center and most recently serving as the CEO for Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute for the last five years.  In addition, he has been the Interim CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville for the last six months. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Reese served as a financial analyst at various health systems in Missouri.

Reese completed his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, both in business management at Northwest Missouri State University. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

About Encompass Health
Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) is the largest owner and operator of rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. With a national footprint that includes 158 hospitals in 37 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high-quality, compassionate rehabilitative care for patients recovering from a major injury or illness, using advanced technology and innovative treatments to maximize recovery. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, visit, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.