When their return to independence depends on you,
we are here. Encompass Health offers the advanced
therapy and care patients need after a life-changing illness or injury.
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This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving the city of Reading and Berks and surrounding counties, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation after stroke, brain injury, hip fracture 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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Service and pet visitors allowed with up-to-date shot record
Activity daily living area w/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath
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 spinal cord.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in amputee rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.
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Chief Executive Officer
Shelby Olind joined the team at Encompass Health Reading in 2019. She brings more than 15 years of leading high performance hospitals. Shelby has served locally, statewide and nationally on legislative advocacy boards to improve access and quality of care. She has a strong background in strategic planning, quality improvement initiatives, operations and culture change. Prior to joining Encompass Health Reading, Shelby worked for Banner Health as CEO for two critical access hospitals in Wyoming.
Dr. McNeill joined the medical staff at Encompass Health Reading, in 2016. He had attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia where he was awarded the medical center’s top intern award. He then began his training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at the University of Maryland Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. There he served as chief resident of the program and was awarded the Gerald B. Felsenthal Resident excellence award. He is a native of northeastern Pennsylvania but has lived in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
Director of Rehabilitation
Dr. Brown brings more than 25 years of medical expertise to Encompass Health Reading Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been on the medical staff of Encompass Health Reading Rehabilitation Hospital since 1992 and was appointed medical director in 1995. A Berks County native, she graduated from Jefferson Medical School in 1986, completed her internship at Crozier Chester Medical Center in 1987, and went on to complete her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Patti Brown, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located the hospital.
Chief Nursing Officer
Kristen Delaney brings more than 18 years of clinical expertise to Encompass Health Reading, formerly HealthSouth Reading. A native of The Lehigh Valley, Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales. Prior to accepting the director of quality position in 2014, she served as the nurse manager for eight years. Kristen is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®).
Director of Therapy Operations
Terry brings 22 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading, formerly HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. He assumed increasing responsibilities in hospital operations over the last 10 years serving as director of rehabilitation services. Terry received his bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Temple University and his master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare systems from Drexel University.
Jason brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading. formerly HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital. Jason has served as Encompass Health Reading’s controller for more than seven years. Jason graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in health policy and administration.
Business Development Director
Kelly joined the Encompass Health Reading, formerly HealthSouth Reading, team in May 2015 as a per diem case manager. She later transitioned into a clinical sales role with Encompass Home Health in January 2016 and subsequently assumed the role as director of marketing operations in April 2018. Kelly is a registered nurse who brings more than 8 years of clinical expertise in a variety of healthcare settings including cardiac acute care, emergency/trauma nursing, informatics nursing and acute rehabilitation. She has a strong documented track record of success in strategic planning, along with direct sales and marketing.
Case Management Director
Kristin joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team in 2016 as the Case Management Director. She brings more than 17 years of healthcare experience including the areas of skilled nursing; rehabilitation; behavioral health and acute care. Kristin received a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University; master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and a Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Chip Caldwell and Associates.
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