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Welcome to our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Richardson and serving the greater Dallas area including Frisco and McKinney, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation 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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Superior amenities at our hospitals

50 Beds

Telephones

Televisions

Tours available

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Interpreter services

Pet friendly

Student observation hours

Volunteers

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Hospital happenings

Last month, Encompass Health Richardson’s Diversity and Inclusion committee invited Dr. Tate, our new medical director, to speak on Women’s History/Gender Equality Month, which was in March. She spoke about her journey navigating through medicine as a black woman raised in a small town in Mississippi. She highlighted the struggles of setting herself apart as a woman with big aspirations, balancing family-work life, entering into medical school during Hurricane Katrina, finding a mentor that underwent similar experiences as her own and so much more! We were pleased to host this event.

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Last month, Encompass Health Richardson’s Diversity and Inclusion committee invited Dr. Tate, our new medical director, to speak on Women’s History/Gender Equality Month, which was in March.

Hospital happenings

After three stays at Encompass Health and approximately 60 days of being and out of the hospital, we are so proud to see Melissa Bosworth discharged today to go home to her family. Pictured with her: Wound Care Coordinator, Alyssa Harris, who was actively involved in her treatment and education throughout all of her stays. Congratulations Melissa! We wish you the best on your continued recovery.

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Melissa Bosworth

Hospital happenings

Employees at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Richardson posed to acknowledge the heroes of the medical community.

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Take a virtual tour

The following region contains a Google 3D virtual tour feature that allows a user to view the Encompass Health facility. To assist screen reader users in understanding what is presented in the 3D virtual tour, each image view is independently described within lists that can be found under each linked heading. The room links below our virtual tour leave this website and go directly to Google maps to walk through the hospital.

Please click on the arrows to navigate through the hallways on each floor. Use the "L" options on the right-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.

  • Lobby/Foyer of hospital accessed through main hospital entrance.
  • Main desk in lobby entrance for receptionist and admitting area.
  • Chairs for patients and visitors to use.
  • There are two hallways leaving from the entrance.
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  • Activities of daily living suite is a recreated kitchen area to simulate activities of daily life for patients to practice before they return home.
  • Kitchen has small table and chairs, standard kitchen appliances and sink.
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  • Desk in hospital area for nurses to document in patient area..
  • Hallway full of multiple tables and chairs throughout.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects is under the television.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson

LaDessa Forrest
LaDessa Forrest

Chief Executive Officer

LaDessa serves as the CEO for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson, previously serving as the associate administrator at the Cypress Hospital.

LaDessa serves as the CEO for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson, previously serving as the associate administrator at the Cypress Hospital. LaDessa began her career with Encompass Health as the director of therapy operations at Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital. She holds a doctorate’s degree in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University, a master’s degree in business administration and healthcare management from Western Governors University, and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Newman University. LaDessa has served in various leadership roles throughout her career which comprise of inpatient acute care, skilled nursing, and inpatient rehabilitation.

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Dr. Richard Jones
DR. RICHARD JONES

Medical Director

Dr. Jones has been a rehabilitation physician specializing in helping individuals who have suffered from disabling conditions such as stroke, trauma injuries and geriatrics.

Dr. Jones has been a rehabilitation physician specializing in helping individuals who have suffered from disabling conditions such as stroke, trauma injuries and geriatrics. He has 20 plus years of experience as a medical director with 15 of those years being with Encompass Health. After leaving his residency training program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, he began teaching at UT Southwestern before he went into private practice.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Jones had a career in pharmacy, earning a Doctor of Pharmacy status from the University of California at San Francisco. His subspecialty is in medication management, pain management as well as geriatric medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Association.

Dr. Jones is an independent private practice physician.

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Ieesha Cannida
IEESHA CANNIDA

Director of Human Resources

Ieesha Cannida has served as the director of human resources at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson since October 2015.

Ieesha Cannida has served as the director of human resources at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Richardson since October 2015. She has nine years of human resources managerial experience. Ieesha received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in speech communication with a minor in journalism from the University of Nevada Reno, where she was inducted in the 2015 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Ieesha is originally from Southern California and has always had a passion for customer service.

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Helen Fahsholtz
Helen Fahsholtz

Director of Health Information Management, Hospital HIPAA Officer

Helen joined Encompass Health Richardson in 2015. She has more than nine years’ experience in the health information management field.

Helen joined Encompass Health Richardson in 2015. She has more than nine years’ experience in the health information management field. Helen received her associates in health information management from Mercy College of Ohio in 2009 and relocated to Dallas shortly thereafter.

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Rebecca Lanman
Rebecca Lanman

Director of Therapy Operations

Rebecca Lanman, MPT joined the Encompass Health Richardson team as director of therapy operations in 2019.

Rebecca Lanman, MPT joined the Encompass Health Richardson team as director of therapy operations in 2019. Prior to her role with Encompass Health Richardson, Rebecca served as director of therapy operations at an inpatient facility in Mesquite, Texas for 6 years. She has 20 years of experience as a physical therapist in the acute and rehabilitation settings. She earned her master’s degree in physical therapy from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

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Keianna Lee
Keianna Lee

Certified Director of Case Management

Keianna has served as director of case management at Encompass Health Richardson for three years. She has more than 18 years of social work experience.

Keianna has served as director of case management at Encompass Health Richardson for three years. She has more than 18 years of social work experience. An Iowa native, she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wartburg College and obtained a master’s degree in social work from the University of Northern Iowa. Keianna is also a Certified Case Manager.

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Bree LeGrand
Bree LeGrand

Controller

Bree LeGrand joined Encompass Health Richardson in 2016 as controller. She has more than 10 years of healthcare experience in both acute care and long term acute care.

Bree LeGrand joined Encompass Health Richardson in 2016 as controller. She has more than 10 years of healthcare experience in both acute care and long term acute care. In 2005, she received her Master’s of Business Administration at Texas A&M University at Texarkana, Texas.  Since 2017, she has been a member of the Company’s Inclusion & Diversity Council. Bree and her team are responsible for assuring the hospital has equipment and supplies to treat the patients in a high quality, yet cost effective manner.

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Ted Philmon
TED PHILMON, RPH

Director of Pharmacy

Ted serves as the director of pharmacy and oversees all functions at the hospital’s pharmacy to ensure the safe, effective delivery of medications to our patients. 

Ted serves as the director of pharmacy and oversees all functions at the hospital’s pharmacy to ensure the safe, effective delivery of medications to our patients. He is a proud graduate of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and has rejoined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson team in October of 2015 having previously served as pharmacy director of the Encompass Health hospital in Plano, Texas from 2001 to 2007. Ted has more than 25 years of hospital pharmacy director experience.


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Rahel Johannes
Rachel Johannes, MS CCC-SLP

Senior Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator

Rachel has 18 years of experience in rehabilitation, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient speech-language pathology. 

Rachel has 18 years of experience in rehabilitation, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient speech-language pathology. She earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas and has held her UDS PPS Certification since 2017. Currently, she also acts as Encompass Health Southwest Region Patient Assessment Standards Coordinator (PASC) Representative as well as a preceptor to new PASCs in the region.

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Jay Voto
Jay Voto

Area Business Development Director

Jay Voto was promoted to the role of area business development director from his previous role with Encompass Health’s local liaison team. 

Jay Voto was promoted to the role of area business development director from his previous role with Encompass Health’s local liaison team. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has worked in many disciplines and leadership positions within the healthcare arena including pharmaceuticals, biotech, hospital, long term acute care and laboratory diagnostics before joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson. Jay also served the City of Atoka, Oklahoma for four years as their youngest ever vice-mayor and councilman.

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