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Welcome to Encompass Health Northern Virginia

We know that choosing where to receive care after a life-changing illness or injury is an important decision for you and your loved ones. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Aldie, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia for your rehabilitation, you receive compassionate care from an expert team of physical, occupational and speech therapists; physicians; nurses; dietitians; pharmacists; and case managers who work together to create a plan to help you meet your unique goals.

At our hospital you will receive:

  • Three hours of therapy, five days per week
  • 24/7 nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitation
  • Frequent visits from a physician*

*We provide access to independent physicians.

Learn what to expect during inpatient rehabilitation

Better Rehabilitation Starts Here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia, our expert clinicians combine the latest technologies, real-world simulations and advanced therapies into a treatment plan that helps you achieve what’s important to you. Our specialties include but are not limited to:

 

 

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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Leadership and Staff

Vidhya Kannan, CEO
VIDHYA KANNAN, PT, DPT

Chief Executive Officer

Vidhya joined Encompass Health in June 2010 and has served in various therapy leadership positions.

Vidhya joined Encompass Health in June 2010 and has served in various therapy leadership positions and as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia. In addition to completing the self-paced CEO program within Encompass Health, she has successfully led multiple high-impact projects and served on the inclusion and diversity council. Vidhya’s clinical background includes a doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University and more than 18 years of experience serving in clinical and operational roles in varied healthcare settings. She takes pride in leading an exceptional team of staff who strive for excellence while focusing on restoring patients’ independence and promoting safety through evidence-informed practices.

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Shaik Samdani, MD
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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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.

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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Aldi Amber Frew
Amber Frew

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.

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.

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Omar Kamara
OMAR KAMARA

Chief Nursing Officer

Omar joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in 2015 as a nurse supervisor and was promoted into the role of chief nursing officer in July 2022.

Omar joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia in 2015 as a nurse supervisor and was promoted into the role of chief nursing officer in July 2022. In his new role, Omar’s daily focus is to ensure that all patients receive outstanding nursing care and have a positive experience in the interactions with our staff throughout their stay. Omar holds a master’s degree in nursing and is both a family nurse practitioner as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.

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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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