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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Shreveport and serving the surrounding areas including Bossier City, we are an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology 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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Chief Executive Officer
Brent Mills joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in December of 2020 as the hospital’s inaugural CEO.
Brent Mills joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in December of 2020 as the hospital’s inaugural CEO. He has dedicated his entire, 23+ year career to healthcare and brings operational experience in acute care, ambulatory surgical care, imaging and inpatient surgery to his role. Before becoming CEO of Encompass Health of Shreveport, he served as the chief operating officer for Parkhill Health in Dallas, Texas. A proven healthcare leader, Brent completed his bachelor’s degree of science in business management and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Reynolds serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport.
Dr. Reynolds serves as medical director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in neurology and comes to Encompass Health Shreveport after serving as a neurohospitalist in a local acute care setting. Effective Sept. 1, 2021, she will concurrently serve as a clinical assistant professor in LSU-Shreveport’s department of neurology, supporting the medical needs of patients and educating residents and medical students. After completing her bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Reynolds earned her medical doctorate at Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine in Shreveport then subsequently finished an internal medicine internship and a neurology residency at University Health/Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center. Dr. Reynolds is excited about the opportunity to help improve the quality of life of individuals in the region with debilitating illnesses and injuries.
Director of Case Management
Elizabeth brings more than 22 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport.
Elizabeth brings more than 22 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport. Elizabeth has a diverse background in hospital and community healthcare settings that includes population health management, case management, hospitalist clinical performance, cardiovascular ICU, inpatient rehabilitation, education and home health. She graduated from Texas A&M Texarkana with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. As director of case management, Elizabeth is passionate about serving as an advocate for patients and families and ensuring patients receive a comprehensive approach to care that centers on patient-focused outcomes.
Human Resources Director
Veleaka serves as human resources director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport.
Veleaka serves as human resources director of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport. A native of southeast Louisiana, she has 18 years of human resources leadership experience, including six years in the healthcare industry and experience opening new healthcare facilities. Veleaka has served as a human resources director in several other industries including government, higher education and oil/gas. In addition, she has global human resource experience in both European and Asian markets. She earned her master’s degree in business administration in 2011.
Business Development Director
Sam, a native to the Shreveport, Louisiana area, serves as the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport.
Sam, a native to the Shreveport, Louisiana area, serves as the business development director at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with 10 years in business development. Sam originally started his career as a respiratory therapist at local trauma center and was later promoted to director of cardiopulmonary, radiology and lab services. After a few years in this role, he became very interested in marketing and became the business development director for a local healthcare hospital that consisted of three campuses. In 2016, he graduated from Louisiana Tech University with his Executive MBA degree. He is excited to use his role to help others recover from a life-altering illness or injury.
Director of Quality & Risk Management
Suzanne serves as the Director of Quality and Risk Management for the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport.
Suzanne serves as the Director of Quality and Risk Management for the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport. She has more than 30 years of experience in hospital healthcare leadership roles, including the fields of health information management, quality, risk management, infection control, patient and environmental safety, regulatory compliance and medical staff services. She earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport and her bachelor’s degree in health information management from Louisiana Tech University. She strives to continually improve patient outcomes and ensure patient satisfaction through her role by collaborating with the entire healthcare team at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport.
Danny Patel, PharmD is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Danny Patel, PharmD is the director of pharmacy at Encompass Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in 2017. Since graduating, Danny has held multiple roles within Walgreens Pharmacy as a staff pharmacist, area MTM manager, and Rite Aid project liaison. In addition, he also held a position as an inpatient pharmacist at an intensive specialty hospital. His professional interests include implementing strategic programs to improve patient and medication safety and patient adherence.
Director of Therapy Operations
Christopher joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in April 2021 as the director of therapy operations.
Christopher joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in April 2021 as the director of therapy operations. Prior to his current role, he spent three years as a director of therapy services at a local inpatient rehabilitation hospital. A native of Shreveport, Christopher earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2010 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a master’s in business administration from LSU - Shreveport in 2017. Christopher brings a wealth of therapy knowledge to the Encompass Health Shreveport team and has a passion for creating a positive workplace culture and bringing out the best in others.
Michelle joined Encompass Health’s rehabilitation hospital in Shreveport in April 2021.
Michelle joined Encompass Health’s rehabilitation hospital in Shreveport in April 2021. She is a Shreveport native and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She holds an active Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Michelle has worked in healthcare in Shreveport for more than 15 years and looks forward to providing leadership and support to the staff and patients of the Encompass Health system.
Chief Nursing Officer
Raven White joined the Encompass Health network in 2012 with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Texarkana in Texas.
Raven White joined the Encompass Health network in 2012 with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Texarkana in Texas. Raven started as a registered nurse on the floor and quickly progressed to a nursing leadership role. Before moving into her current role at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in 2021, Raven had served as an infection control and wound care coordinator since 2014. Her nursing experience includes seven years as a licensed practical nurse and eight years as a registered nurse working in both the Long-term care and rehabilitation settings. Raven holds bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s of business administration degree from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texas. She has served as a member of Encompass Health’s National Wound and Infection Control taskforce team and is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®). Raven’s mission is to simply lead by example and truly make a difference in the lives of patients.
Director of Facilities Management
Curtis joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in March of 2021 as the director of facilities management.
Curtis joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shreveport in March of 2021 as the director of facilities management. He has more than 15 years of maintenance management and safety experience, with the last eight years being devoted to healthcare. Curtis earned an associate degree in fire science and emergency management from Purdue Global University and is currently enrolled in South Eastern Oklahoma State University for a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety. He strives to maintain a safe and positive environment for all patients, visitors and staff during their visits and stays at the hospital.
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