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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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

60 Private rooms

Nonsmoking

Telephones

Televisions

Tours available

Cafeteria

Free WiFi

Interpreter services

Student observation hours

Volunteers

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

2021 Stroke Center of Excellence winner

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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The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

L0 - Lobby
  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • Two hallways leading to other areas of the hospital.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients, visitors, and family to sit together.
  • Television with chairs available for use.
  • Desk with chair and computer next to bookcase with books to borrow.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
  • Gazebo for patients and visitors to rest and relax together.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and Staff

Matthew Pearson
MATTHEW PEARSON

Chief Executive Officer

Matt brings more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia.

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.

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Shaik Samdani
SHAIK SAMDANI, M.D.

Medical Director

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.

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.

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George Bouras
George Bouras

Controller

George has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, primarily as a controller for various government contractors.

George has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, primarily as a controller for various government contractors. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, a MBA degree from Babson College and is a certified public accountant.

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Stephany Crist
Stephany Crist

Director of Case Management

Stephany joined Encompass Health as a case manager in December of 2019.

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.

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Andrew Evans
Andrew Evans

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.

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.

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Curtis Huffman
CURTIS HUFFMAN, COTA

Director of Business Development

Curtis is the director of marketing operations and has oversight of all marketing and communication functions for the hospital.
Curtis is the director of marketing operations and has oversight of all marketing and communication functions for the hospital. He brings experience in rehabilitation healthcare and proven success in brand positioning and community marketing. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Curtis was the assistant department head with Rehabilitation Management. Curtis’s previous hospital experience includes, Genesis, Camden Clark Memorial and Charleston Area Medical Center Health System. Curtis is a graduate of Mountain State University with an Associate of Science and is a certified occupational therapist.
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Vidhya Kannan
VIDHYA KANNAN, PT, DPT, C/NDT

Director of Therapy Operations

Vidhya joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in June 2010 when the hospital opened and served in various positions

Vidhya joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in June 2010 when the hospital opened and served in various positions. After serving as a manager, she was promoted as director of therapy operations. Vidhya’s clinical background includes a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Shenandoah University and more than 16 years of experience as a physical therapist. She is certified in neuro-developmental techniques, utilized in treating brain related impairments. She takes pride in leading a team of exceptional therapists who strive for excellence while focusing on restoring function and promoting safety through evidence-based practice. Vidhya is an avid gardener and a mother of two boys.

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Thomas Krigbaum
Thomas Krigbaum

Plant Operations Director

Tom joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia after 22 years in multiple locations for different companies.

Tom joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia after 22 years in multiple locations for different companies which include State of Wisconsin buildings and grounds support, Cornerstone Hospital plant operations director and Goodwin House plant operations director. Tom has been with Encompass Health for 5 years in two locations, Encompass Health Northern Virginia and Encompass Health Petersburg. Tom takes his responsibility for the safety of the staff, patients and visitors seriously, while ensuring the facility is operating smoothly to provide a safe and comfortable environment. In his role, he also ensures the life safety components of the facility are operational and compliant.

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Gabe Manns
Gabriel Manns

Director Health Information Management

Gabe joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in May of 2012 as a rehab therapy tech.

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.

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Erin Sherwood
ERIN SHERWOOD

Director of Pharmacy

Erin joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in July 2010 as a part-time pharmacist and was promoted to director of pharmacy in October of the same year.
Erin joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in July 2010 as a part-time pharmacist and was promoted to director of pharmacy in October of the same year. Prior to working at Encompass Health, she worked at Giant Pharmacy for more than 20 years serving as a staff pharmacist and manager of three pharmacies. Erin completed a pre-pharmacy program at Mary Washington College, now named the University of Mary Washington, and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. Erin is a member of VPha and also is a preceptor for Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy.
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Joseph Williams
JOSEPH WILLIAMS, RN, MHA, MBA CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Joe joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in 2013 as part of nursing administration.

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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