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.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. every day
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Sarasota, we are a leading provider of inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord 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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By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.
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 hip fracture rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spinal cord.
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Our hospital complies with local, state and federal regulations. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, a leader in determining quality and safety standards for healthcare delivery, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Ashley Dupell, OT, goes the extra mile in making patients feel welcome. For example, we had a patient who spoke Russian with limited English. Ashley learned Russian phrases and words to be able to welcome the patient to every therapy session and make the sessions easier for her to understand. She also learned numbers to indicate repetitions. Ashley is pictured receiving her employee of the quarter award from Marcus Braz, CEO.
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Carly Fultz, PTA, leads with her heart and definitely sets the standard that all of us could follow. She has taken part in multiple committees and has oriented several new hires. Additionally, patients adore her and have provided positive feedback through patient satisfaction surveys and thank you cards to demonstrate their appreciation for the care she provides. Carly is pictured receiving her employee of the quarter award from Marcus Braz, CEO.
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Chief Executive Officer
Marcus joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota in 2010. He is responsible for the hospital's day-to-day operations. Prior to his time at Encompass Health Sarasota, Marcus served in leadership roles at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise and several leadership roles at St. Lucie Medical Center on the east coast of Florida for 14 years. Marcus completed his undergraduate studies at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, received his master's degree at Arcadia University as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University.
Dr. DeJesus is medical director and chief medical officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. DeJesus completed his medical studies at Rutgers University Medical School. He went on to perform two internships in surgery at Staten Island Hospital in New York. Additionally, Dr. DeJesus completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University’s Rusk Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and twice has been awarded Medical Director of the Year by Encompass Health.
Dr. DeJesus is an independent private practice physician.
Barb has more than 25 years of accounting leadership experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from State University of New York at Buffalo, a master's degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University and holds an active Florida CPA license. Barb is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Case Management Director
Chief Nursing Officer
Stephen joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota in 2020. Prior to his time at Encompass Health, Stephen served in several senior leadership roles at long-term acute care hospitals in Louisiana, North Carolina, Indiana and Georgia. In addition, he began his career at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, Georgia. Stephen earned a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from Georgia Southern University. He then continued his studies at Georgia Southern and completed an MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration and finance.
Director of Human Resources
Marivee joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota in 2007. She has 10 years of human resources experience with a strong emphasis in employee relations, recruitment and project management. Marivee is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as well as the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). Marivee is a Florida native and received her bachelor's degree in business from the University of Phoenix. Marivee is married and has two daughters.
Business Development Director
Ginger has more than 30 years of healthcare marketing experience. Prior to joining the Encompass Health team, she served as the vice president of marketing for the HCA West Florida Division. In her VP role, she was responsible for marketing and public relations for the 16 hospitals in the West Florida Division and the call center in Ft. Myers. During her tenure with HCA, she consistently grew marketshare and led the development of the HCA West Florida brand identity. She created numerous successful marketing campaigns, including the emergency room billboard wait time campaign. She is a native Floridian and a graduate of Eckerd College.
Director of Quality and Risk
Melissa is a Sarasota native with 20 years of healthcare and leadership experience in the Sarasota area. She received her bachelor's degree from Chamberlain University College of Nursing. Melissa has been with Encompass Health since 2019, serving in previous roles as an infection control preventionist and wound care coordinator. She is a wound care certified nurse and a leader, committed to quality outcomes and positive patient experiences.
Director of Therapy Operations
Matt is a licensed physical therapist who joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota as the director of therapy operations in 2015. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he began as a staff therapist and was promoted to rehabilitation supervisor at St. Lucie Medical Center, where he was employed for 15 years. Matt has an bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from Florida State University and a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Matt is a member of The American Physical Therapy Association and is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy. Matt is married to Gina and has two sons, Kaeden and Caleb.
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