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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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

60 Beds

Televisions

Telephones

Free WiFi

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Cafeteria

Student observation hours

Nonsmoking

Service and pet visitors allowed with up-to-date shot record

Day room

Activity daily living area w/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath

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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.

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

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

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Parkinson's Disease 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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Please click on the arrows to navigate through the  hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the left hand side of the tour window below to navigate through different areas/floors of the hospital for a full virtual tour. See a key to "L" areas below.

 

L0 - Entrance and lobby  |  L1 - Nurses' station  |  L2 - Cafeteria  |  L3 -Therapy gym  |  Private patient room  |  Patient room. |  Activities of Daily Living Suite

Leadership and staff

Judy Parker
Judy Parker, EdD, MSL, BSBA

Chief Executive Officer

Judy Parker assumed the role of CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in May 2021.

Judy Parker assumed the role of CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in May 2021, having most recently served as the associate administrator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Judy holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Phoenix, a master's degree in leadership/crisis management from Grand Canyon University and an education doctorate in health care leadership from Grand Canyon University.

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Daniel McNeill
Daniel McNeil

Medical Director

Dr. McNeill joined the medical staff at Encompass Health Reading, in 2016.

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.

Dr. McNeill is an independent private practice physician.

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Star Elliott
STAR ELLIOTT

Business Development Director

Star Elliott joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in February and brings more than nine years of healthcare experience.

Star Elliott joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in February and brings more than nine years of healthcare experience with a background in critical care nursing, case management, and business development in a long-term care hospital setting. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Western Governors University.

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Terence (Terry) Lumley
TERENCE (TERRY) LUMLEY, MBA, OTR/L

Director of Therapy Operations

Terry brings 22 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading, formerly HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.

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.

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Holly Palka
Holly Palka

Director of Quality and Risk

Holly joined the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in August of 2020.

Holly joined the team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in August of 2020. A Pennsylvania native, she brings more than 20 years of experience in acute inpatient rehabilitation from varied clinical and leadership roles across her career. Holly received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Georgia, and is a certified aging in place specialist.

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Jason Pulaski
JASON PULASKI

Controller

Jason brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading. formerly HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.

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.

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Kristin Zimmerman
KRISTIN ZIMMERMAN

Case Management Director

Kristin joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, team in 2016 as the 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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