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Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Pelham and serving the greater Birmingham area, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology for stroke 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.
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Employees of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County raising awareness during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. This year’s theme was Discover the Possibilities.
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Meet the leadership and staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County
Nathan has served as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County since October 2019. Nathan first joined Encompass Health in 2012 as a registered nurse. Nathan has held various leadership positions within Encompass Health, including associate administrator of Encompass Health in Chattanooga, Tenn. and chief nursing officer of Encompass Health in Phenix City, Ala.. Nathan received his associate’s degree in nursing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College and he received his Bachelor of Science in nursing as well as his Master of Science in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
Dr. Kirksey is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Dr. Kirksey is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC where she served as chief resident. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County, Dr. Kirksey was a member of the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she held the position of residency program director and medical director of the spinal cord injury inpatient program. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Kirksey is an independent private practice physician.
Area Business Development Director
Rebecca joined Encompass Health in 2016 as a rehabilitation liaison at Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital prior to being named business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County in 2019. Rebecca is a registered nurse and brings with her more than 25 years of leadership and clinical experience. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she was area vice president for Amedisys and was responsible for seven locations in Alabama. Rebecca received her nursing degree from the University of West Alabama and has held her RN license since 1995.
Director of Pharmacy
Director of Therapy Operations
Director of Case Management
Director of Facilities
Danny began his career in residential maintenance and facilities in 1990. In 2009, Danny joined Encompass Health as a maintenance mechanic at the Rehab Institute of St. Louis. Danny served as a maintenance supervisor prior to his transition to the Shelby County location in 2020.
Chief Nursing Officer
Ryan joined Encompass Health in March 2021. He earned his MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016 and his master’s degree in healthcare administration in 2019. Ryan’s clinical experience includes surgical intensive care, neurological intensive care and PACU. He served as the assistant nurse manager in UAB’s Abdominal Transplant Unit and as the advanced nursing coordinator for perioperative services before being promoted to the director of ambulatory services at The Kirklin Clinic. Ryan has served on the junior board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has consistently assisted the organization for nine years. He also holds a green belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.
Director of Quality & Risk
Rachel joined Encompass Health in May 2021 with more than 20 years of clinical quality experience. Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County, she served as the regional director of clinical operations for Noland Health Services, director of quality, compliance and risk for Strategic Behavioral Health and the director of nursing for Harlingen Acute Care. She was an adjunct faculty and director of continuing education with the University of Texas at Brownsville. Rachel earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas and she holds a teaching certificate in nurse education focused on adult learning and instructional design. Rachel is trained in the Six Sigma and LEAN process improvement principles.
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