The nation's largest system of rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is the trusted choice of medical professionals.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Aldie, we serve the greater Washington, D.C. area and northern Virginia as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Using clinical collaboration and advanced technologies, we provide a personalized care plan designed to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.
Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dietitians and more, combined with our advanced technology and expertise, to help you achieve your goals. You will receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week while under the constant care of registered nurses, many of whom specialize in rehabilitation, and frequent independent private practice physician* visits.
Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies, as needed.
*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
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60 Private rooms
Student observation hours
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
The Stroke Center of Excellence award is part of Encompass Health’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments within our rehabilitation hospitals. It is achieved through a dedication, hard work and superior patient outcomes. To meet strict certification criteria, hospitals must provide high quality services, and the program must meet The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and hold The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation to qualify.
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May is Stroke Awareness Month. Hannah Balberde, occupational therapist, has been running our Stroke Support Group for almost five years. Thank you, Hannah, for all you do!
- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia
Chief Executive Officer
Matt brings more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia. He has previously served in several CEO roles of long term acute care hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia, Kansas City, Missouri, and Nashville, Tennessee. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University and holds three master's degrees in health administration, business administration and healthcare Informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Samdani was appointed as medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in 2011 and opened a private practice at the same location. His philosophy of service to the patient along with the support of a great rehabilitation team creates excellence in both patient care and outcomes. In 2005, Dr. Samdani started working as medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation facility at Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Samdani is a board certified physiatrist. He graduated from Kurnool Medical College, India, in 1988 in the top ten of his class. Dr. Samdani has completed a general surgery residence and received a master's degree in surgery. He moved to the United States in 1998 and worked as a house staff (PGY-1) in Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He enrolled in the physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at the SUNY at Stony Brook University in New York. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Society of State of New York and Richmond Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Samdani is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Case Management
Stephany joined Encompass Health as a case manager in December of 2019. Stephany’s clinical background includes a master's degree in nursing and business administration from Western Governors University. She has been a registered nurse for over seven years and has been working in healthcare for 14 years. She is certified in case management and finds fulfillment in working with other members of the team to secure continuity of care. She values her role in helping patients get the best care possible throughout their recovery period.
Human Resources Director
Andrew comes to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia with more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, specifically in manufacturing and biomedical research. Originally from the UK, Andrew has lived and worked in the Northern Virginia area since 2004, and also has experience of working in Germany, Austria, China and Canada. He speaks German and French, and obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in german studies.
Director of Therapy Operations
Amber has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years with the majority of that time spent in a leadership capacity. She previously served as clinic coordinator of inpatient rehabilitation at Reston Hospital and director of rehabilitation medicine at Stone Springs Hospital Center. In addition to her traditional responsibilities, Amber also served as the director of PBX, interim director of radiology, had oversight of construction projects and corporate-mandated initiatives and participated in various community events. Amber earned her master's degree in physical therapy (MSPT) from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, and she is currently earning her master's degree in health administration through Utica College.
Director of Quality & Risk
Jill joined Encompass Health in May 2020. She has been a registered nurse for 25 years. Her 12 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and Navy Nurse Corps Officer has provided her with a substantial clinical background. Her love for teaching and giving back to the nursing profession contributed to 10 years in academics. She has a master's degree in nursing education and is currently working on a master's degree in healthcare administration at George Mason University.
Director Health Information Management
Gabe joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in May of 2012 as a rehab therapy tech. In 2016, he transitioned to the role of supervisor of health information management after receiving a master’s degree in health informatics administration. In 2018, he obtained an RHIA certification and in 2019, transitioned to the role of director of health information management and hospital HIPAA officer where he is responsible for the privacy and security of protected health information. Gabe also serves as the President of the District of Columbia Health Information Management Association (DCHIMA) where he helps to serve HIM professional in the DMV area.
Facilities Management Director
Jonathan joined Encompass Health as the facilities management director in August 2021. He has worked in facilities management and maintenance for more than 29 years. Jonathan received his facility management education through George Mason and earned his CFM and FMP through the International Facilities Management Association.
Director of Pharmacy
Chief Nursing Officer
Joseph joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in 2013 as part of nursing administration. In 2015, he transitioned to the role of director of quality and risk management, where he was responsible for maintaining accreditation readiness, facilitation of performance improvement programs, monitoring quality outcomes and addressing patient concerns. As the head of the nursing department, Joseph’s daily focus is to ensure that every patient at Encompass Health Northern Virginia has a positive and memorable nursing experience. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing; master’s degrees in health and business administration, and the achievement of being a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.
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