Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital is accredited by The
Joint Commission Accreditation
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 Ocala, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Ocala, 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 Ocala 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:
*We provide access to independent physicians.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, 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:
ADA approved service animals allowed
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in hip fracture rehabilitation.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael is the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala. He brings more than 30 years of healthcare management to the team. He served as president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System from October 2005 until November 2021. In that role, he established a unique, cyclical strategic planning process that incorporates the input of all the key stakeholders of the hospital and health system. This customer-based focus led to the successful development of programs such as the patient-centered medical home and the “ER 30 Minute Promise.” Prior to Atlantic General, Michael served as the chief operating officer of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Patel serves as medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala.
Dr. Patel serves as medical director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala. He studied internal medicine at the Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Capital Health.
Dr. Patel is an independent private practice physician.
Hospital HIPAA Officer
Gregoire brings more than 15 years of progressive experience in healthcare management and leadership expertise to our team. He has served as the health information manager, privacy officer and records custodian for the Florida Department of Health for 10 years. He is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Texas Rural Health Association. He joined Encompass Health in 2016. He is an advocate for HIPAA rules and regulations and has streamlined many important records management, privacy and regulatory processes for our organization.
Rob has 30 years of broad financial and accounting experience spanning financial consolidations and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, planning, forecasting, analysis and shared services. Past roles include director titles with experience in manufacturing and IT infrastructure industries. Rob obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Indiana, and maintains CPA status in both Maryland and Illinois.
Human Resources Director
As the director of human resources at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, Chinni brings more than 20 years of experience in criminal justice, human resources and healthcare management. An Ocala native, she graduated with honors from Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree in human services. Chinni is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Her passion is being a change agent for human services.
Director of Therapy Operations
Monica is Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala’s director of therapy operations. Prior to working at Encompass Health Ocala, she served as the rehab director for Oakhurst Health where she received their national award for excellence in customer service and product development. She also led her team to department of the year and was awarded department head of the year. She has more than 17 years of experience being an occupational therapist. Monica is a graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, Florida.
Facilities Management Director
Jeff Empfield has been employed at Encompass Health Ocala since 2016. An electrician by trade, Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare. Jeff is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association.
Business Development Director
Erin serves as the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala. Erin joined Encompass Health in 2020 as a rehab liaison and was quickly promoted to senior rehab liaison. As a business healthcare professional, Erin has a vast knowledge of healthcare business, professional development and clinical services. As a licensed nurse, Erin is currently pursuing furthering her education in healthcare management.
Director of Pharmacy
As the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, Matthew brings experience from various practice settings including retail, specialty and hospital pharmacy services. Matthew earned his doctorate of pharmacy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Matthew is committed to maintaining medication use efficiency, reducing costs and continuing improvement of patient outcomes to provide patients with the highest level of pharmaceutical care.
Chief Nursing Officer
Christina brings nearly 20 years of nursing and administrative experience to Encompass Health and has professional affiliations with AONE, ASHRM, FSHRMPS and NHRQ. Throughout the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work across the spectrum in healthcare. Christina brings extensive experience as a director of quality & risk management & clinical development and director of clinical operations for multiple on-site employee-based primary care and wellness centers. She has also served as a nurse administrator in ambulatory surgery centers, nursing supervisor/compliance coordinator in urgent care/family practice, case manager in the hospital setting and as a risk manager in ambulatory surgery centers.
Director of Case Management
Mary Anne McCreadie serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Ocala. Mary Anne has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and hospital management. She completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. In addition she earned the Certified Case Manager designation in 2014.