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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Pensacola and serving the surrounding areas, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology 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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40 Beds

Telephones

Televisions

Free WiFi

Nonsmoking

Cafeteria

Pets, approval required

Student observation hours

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Kayla Feazell
KAYLA FEAZELL

Chief Executive Officer

Kayla Feazell serves as the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola.

Kayla Feazell serves as the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. Prior to her current role, she served as the CEO of Encompass Health’s hospital in Gadsden, Alabama and as the associate administrator at Encompass Health’s hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. Her experience also includes serving as the controller at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land and a variety of roles with Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Huntington College and her master’s in business administration from Tulane University.

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Robert Brown
ROB BROWN, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Rob Brown serves as director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola.

Rob Brown serves as director of pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. He has worked for Encompass Health for more than seven years and brings a passion for clinical excellence and patient care and success to the Pensacola area. Rob graduated from Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy and has 21 years of experience in various pharmacy settings including ambulatory care, retail and hospitals.

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Randy Chandler
RANDY CHANDLER

Facilities Management Director

Randy Chandler joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola as the facilities management director in April 2021.

Randy Chandler joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola as the facilities management director in April 2021. He transferred from Encompass Health’s hospital in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as the facilities management director since 2019. He has more than 24 years of facilities management experience and 37 years electrical and plumbing background. He attended Tennessee Technology Center of McKenzie and received a diploma as electrician in industrial maintenance. In addition, he attended Jackson State Community College to become an emergency medical technician and is currently a licensed AEMT in Tennessee.

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Kimberly Franklin
KIM FRANKLIN

Director of Human Resources

Kim Franklin serves as the human resources director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola.

Kim Franklin serves as the human resources director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. A native of the Pensacola area, Kim began her career in human resources at a local utility company before moving into human resources at West Florida Hospital, where she gained valuable experience in healthcare human resources. She earned a bachelor's degree from Waldorf University, and holds certification through the Society for Human Resources Management. In her role, Kim focuses on fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and creating a culture that makes employees proud to come to work every day.

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Derek Hensel
DEREK HENSEL

Controller

Derek joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola as the controller in June 2021.

Derek joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola as the controller in June 2021. He is a native of the Pensacola area and graduated from the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and later with a master’s degree in business administration.  His work experience includes serving in a variety of financial roles in acute care hospitals and health care systems. Derek oversees the financial operations of the hospital and supports leadership by being a resource for financial and business related information.

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Karen Jackson
KAREN JACKSON

Director of Case Management

Karen Jackson serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola.

Karen Jackson serves as the director of case management for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. She has more than 25 years of medical and psychosocial experience and a strong background in social work and case management. An Alabama native, Karen graduated from the University of West Alabama with a bachelor’s degree then went on to obtain a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix. She has held certification with the Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) since 2004 and is also a licensed social worker. Karen is excited to be serving patients in this role and looks forward to building relationships in the community to help ensure patients are able to return home safely.

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Shane Keating
SHANE J. KEATING

Director of Therapy Operations

Shane Keating has been a part of the Encompass Health network since March of 1992.

Shane Keating, director of therapy operations, has been a part of the Encompass Health network since March of 1992. He’s held various leadership positions with the company including serving in the same role at the Company’s hospitals in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Savannah, Georgia. Shane received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training/physical education from Livingston University, as well as master’s degrees in exercise science and physical therapy from Arkansas State University.  Shane and his team seek to provide high-quality and patient centered care for the people in the community of Northwest Florida and South Alabama.

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Jessica Vinson
JESSICA VINSON

Chief Nursing Officer

Jessica Vinson serves as the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola.

Jessica Vinson serves as the chief nursing officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served in several nursing leadership roles for a large acute care organization. Jessica earned her associate degree in nursing at Darton State College and completed her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing with Western Governors University. She is currently finishing her master’s of science degree in nursing with a concentration on leadership.

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Kimberly Miller
Kim Miller

Business Development Director

Kim Miller, business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola, started her career in medical marketing more than 18 years ago.

Kim Miller, business development director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Pensacola, started her career in medical marketing more than 18 years ago. Her sales background includes the areas of surgical instruments, respiratory medications and home health services. Kim, a Wright State University graduate, joined Encompass Health eight years ago as the business development director of the Company’s hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Through her role, she enjoys building and maintaining relationships while promoting the benefits of inpatient rehabilitation.

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