Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital is accredited by The
Joint Commission Accreditation
At South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of UMC and Encompass Health, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Lubbock, 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.
Each patient’s recovery is different. At South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of UMC and Encompass Health, our expert clinicians combine the latest technologies, real-world simulations and advanced therapies into a treatment plan that helps you achieve what’s important to you. Our specialties include but are not limited to:
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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.
Chief Executive Officer
Beth serves as the chief executive officer for South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital. Beth previously served as CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Plano after serving as associate administrator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of The Woodlands. Beth began her career with Encompass Health as the director of quality & risk management at CHI St. Joseph Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health in Bryan, Texas. She holds a doctorate degree in leadership from Walden University, a master’s degree in health administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University. Beth has served in various leadership roles throughout her career which comprise of inpatient acute care, critical access hospital and inpatient rehabilitation.
Dr. Tuamokumo, medical director of South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Dr. Tuamokumo earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida College of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a one-year internal medicine internship at the University of Florida and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Aside from his medical director duties, Dr. Tuamokumo serves as a clinical assistant professor at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Tuamokumo is an independent private practice physician.
Director of Therapy Operations
Jennifer has been an occupational therapist for 13 years. She graduated from Texas Tech University health sciences center in 2008 with her master’s degree in occupational therapy. Jennifer started as a student at Encompass Health in Midland, Texas in 2008 and began working full-time after graduating. Jennifer relocated to Lubbock to open South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital as the occupational therapy lead.
Director of Quality
Dava serves as director of case management at South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital. She started her career at Encompass Health’s sister hospital in Midland in 2011 as a registered respiratory therapist then was quickly recruited to case management. She received her Certified Case Manager Certification in 2016 and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in health care administration. Dava is focused on patient advocacy and education to ensure safe discharges home.
Human Resources Director
Jauqule has worked as a human resources professional for almost 20 years. She has held positions as human resources generalist, manager and business partner in a multitude of industries to include the human services industry, hospital industry, manufacturing and distribution industry. She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in business management.
Business Development Director
Kelli Gibson, formerly Kelli Freeman, recently relocated to the Lubbock area after serving as the business development director at Encompass Health’s sister hospital in Abilene, Texas. In 2014, she started her career with Encompass Health as a liaison with its location in Midland, where she was later promoted to a senior liaison role. Kelli is excited to serving the needs of the Lubbock and surrounding communities!
Chief Nursing Officer
Raegan brings more than 10 years of clinical experience with a background in both nursing and case management. She started out at Encompass Health Midland Odessa as nursing supervisor. After previously serving as the director of case management, Raegan is excited to now be serving patients as the CNO in Lubbock and looks forward to ensuring our patients are provided with the highest level of care.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Proctor joined South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital as the chief financial officer in February 2019. He brings a tremendous amount of experience to this role after serving in controller positions for 23 years. Mark’s financial management career has given him expertise in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and developing strategic business plans. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and has spent the past 12 years serving as the controller for two general acute care hospitals in Roswell, New Mexico.
Director of Pharmacy
Kurt began his career in healthcare early as he helped his parents at their pharmacy in rural Colorado. He performed every job the pharmacy had to offer. He stocked shelves, maintained inventory, helped patients, delivered and installed durable medical equipment to patient homes and more. He became passionate about the impact the healthcare services they provided could improve community members quality of life. He received his doctorate of pharmacy and an MBA in health administration from the University of Colorado. Over his career in pharmacy he has had the opportunity to experience environments in retail, outpatient services, long term care, acute care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital. He understands the importance of different healthcare settings and how they can affect patients’ lives to give them the best possible quality of life.