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Welcome to our hospital

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 Parkersburg, we are committed to helping you get back to what matters most. Located in Parkersburg, 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 Parkersburg 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.

Better rehabilitation starts here

Each patient’s recovery is different. At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg, 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

40 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Courtyard

Pet friendly

Interpreter services

Spanish translators available

Tours available

Student observation hours

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Our Hospital

We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.

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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.

Leadership and staff

Nathan Ford
NATHAN FORD

Chief Executive Officer

Nathan began his career with Encompass Health in 2012 at Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, Alabama.

Nathan began his career with Encompass Health in 2012 at Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, Alabama. He started as a staff RN before climbing the nursing leadership ladder. In 2016, Nathan became the chief nursing officer and served in that role until his transition to the associate administrator role at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga in 2018. Most recently Nathan served as CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County, in Pelham, Alabama. Nathan received his associate degree in nursing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City and received his bachelor's degree in nursing as well as his master's degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.

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Dr. Gabriella Olson
Gabriella Olson

Medical Director

Dr. Olson joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg in 2008.

Dr. Olson joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg in 2008. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Olson is a 1997 graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and a 2000 graduate of the Kanawha Valley Family Practice/Charleston Area Medical Center Family Practice Residency. After four years of active duty as an Air Force physician during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, she moved to the Parkersburg area in 2004.

Dr. Olson is an independent private practice physician.

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Lauren Hanson
Lauren Hanson

Facilities Management Director

Lauren joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg, in August 2015 as the safety officer.

Lauren joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg in August 2015 as the safety officer. She has ten years’ experience working in local government as a registered environmental health specialist and certified professional in food safety. Lauren has extensive knowledge in The Joint Commission standards and life safety codes. Lauren graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental health. Lauren became the facilities management director in May of 2020.

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Beth Jackson
BETH JACKSON

Chief Nursing Officer

Beth brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to her role at Encompass Health of Parkersburg.

Beth brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to her role at Encompass Health of Parkersburg. She has been employed by Encompass Health since 2014 as director of quality and interim CNO at Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg Virginia and Shelby County, Alabama. Beth joined Encompass Health of Parkersburg as CNO in November of 2020. Beth graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi West Virginia.

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Olivia Morrison
Olivia Morrison

Human Resources Director

Olivia joined Encompass Health Parkersburg as the human resources director in June 2020.

Olivia joined Encompass Health Parkersburg as the human resources director in June 2020 having previously served as the human resources manager from 2019-2020 and the human resources assistant from 2015-2018. Olivia graduated from West Virginia University of Parkersburg in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Becky Olbers
Becky Olbers, B.A., M. Ed.

Director of Quality and Risk Manager

Becky has worked 17 years in the mental health field in a variety of roles.

Becky has been employed at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg since July 2002. Becky worked 17 years in the mental health field as a case manager, mental health therapist, quality and risk manager and was a director of an adolescent and adult crisis stabilization program. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio University and completed her master’s degree in education, specializing in community and agency counseling from Ohio University.

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Megan Schilling
MEGAN SCHILLING

Business Development Director

Megan brings over 10 years of experience in healthcare marketing to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg.

Megan brings more than 10 years of experience in healthcare marketing to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg. Having worked with case managers, physicians, nurses and patients across the continuum of care, Megan recognizes the importance of helping patients access the appropriate level of care for the best possible outcomes. As business development director, she leads a team of healthcare professionals responsible for patient education, business development, and community outreach across the mid-Ohio Valley. Megan is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in health communication.

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Susan Woodward
Susan Woodward

Controller

Susan was named controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg in January 2021.

Susan was named controller of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Parkersburg in January 2021. She has more than 20 years of experience, with eight of those in the health care industry. A Cleveland native, she graduated from Cleveland State University earning a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting.

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