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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Located in Sugar Land, we serve the greater Houston area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, amputation, cardiac conditions, Parkinson’s disease 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

Free WiFi

Cafeteria

Courtyard

Interpreter services

Pet friendly

Student observation hours

Tours available

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Wound Care

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

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation

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

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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 leading away from the lobby area.
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  • Area with a table and chairs for patients and visitors to use.
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  • Multiple tables and chairs for patients and visitors to eat together.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks available for purchase.
  • Buffet style food area with menu, utensils, and condiments to choose.
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  • Multiple tables throughout therapy gym to assist in patient therapies.
  • Exercise equipment throughout gym to be used with technologies in therapy sessions.
  • Small stairs to assist in building patient’s strength.
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  • Outdoor area for rest and relaxation with multiple tables and chairs/benches.
  • Walking track with small stairs for building patient endurance.
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  • Patient room with bed, sink, bathroom, TV and chair for visitors.
  • Wardrobe with storage for personal effects.
  • Small desk area with chair.
  • Window with exterior view.

Leadership and staff

Bindu Varghese
BINDU VARGHESE

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 18 years in healthcare, consisting of clinical and operational roles, Bindu Varghese brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital.

With more than 18 years in healthcare, consisting of clinical and operational roles, Bindu Varghese brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been with Encompass Health Sugar Land for more than 11 years and served as the director of therapy operations for eight of those years. Bindu has a clinical background in occupational therapy and also holds a master’s degree in business administration. Since her time at Encompass Health Sugar Land, she has led the team to its successful completion in many large scale projects. She has also served on Encompass Health’s National Therapy Leadership Board and Diversity Council. Bindu is driven and passionate in providing quality care to the patients and getting them back home with their loved ones.

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Ralph Mancini
RALPH MANCINI

Medical Director

Dr. Mancini brings more than 20 years of experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Mancini brings more than 20 years of experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. He currently practices at Memorial Hermann Katy Rehabilitation Hospital, Kindred and Select Specialty Long Term Acute Care facilities and skilled nursing facilities in west Houston. Dr. Mancini previously assisted in facilitating the opening of Katy Rehabilitation Hospital where he acted as medical director, and he has also served as medical director at Rosewood Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. He holds a medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Mancini is an independent private practice physician.

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LaShayBen
LASHAY BEN

Nutritional Services Manager

LaShay comes to Encompass Health with more than 14 years of food service experience.

LaShay comes to Encompass Health with more than 14 years of food service experience. She has spent 8 of those years at Encompass Health Sugar Land as the Lead Cook and is well respected amongst her peers.  Her background includes an extensive knowledge of food service operations in a variety of healthcare settings.  She recognizes the importance of quality and wholesome meals in the rehabilitation process. LaShays passion for impeccable food and top notch service standards make her a great asset to the Encompass Health team.

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Lisa Calvo
LISA CALVO

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Lisa brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience as the director of quality and risk management.

Lisa brings more than 10 years of healthcare experience to the Encompass Health Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land team as the director of quality and risk management. Prior to joining the Sugar Land team, she worked in several settings including long term acute care and behavioral health, managing ancillary services, health information, quality and medical staff services. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake and her master’s degree in business administration from Texas Women’s University. Lisa is passionate about quality outcomes, process improvement and standardization in healthcare.


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Hannah Collins
Hannah Collins

Human Resources Director

Hannah Collins brings more than 15 years of human resources experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land.

Hannah Collins brings more than 15 years of human resources experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. She has extensive healthcare experience. Hannah graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on healthcare management. She is a 2000 Olympian in the 100m hurdles and a member of Society for Human Resources management (SHRM).

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Matthew Hall
MATTHEW HALL

Maintenance Manager and Safety Officer

Matthew joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital team in July of 2014.

Matthew joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital team in July of 2014 and serves as the maintenance manager and safety officer. Matt has more than five years of experience in both the residential and commercial construction and healthcare facilities management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he worked for North Cypress Medical Center and Perry Homes in management capacities. Matt regularly volunteers his time and knowledge for community construction projects for nonprofit organizations, dedicating himself for the care of others. Matthew was born and raised in Cypress, Texas, and has earned his Bachelor of Science in construction science from Texas A&M University, College Station.


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Sheri Morris
SHERRI MORRIS

Chief Nursing Officer

Sheri Morris brings 35 years of healthcare experience to her role as chief nursing officer to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land.

Sheri Morris brings 35 years of healthcare experience to her role as chief nursing officer to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land, formerly HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. Sheri has her master degree in nursing. In her 35 years in healthcare, she has spent 26 years as a registered nurse and more than 20 years in nursing leadership roles.

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Carol Neilson
CAROL NEILSON

Area Controller

Carol joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team as controller in August of 2013.

Carol joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team as controller in August of 2013. She is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Angelo State University. Carol has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and financial management for private, public and non-profit organizations.


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Mark Rademacher
Mark Rademacher

Business Development Director

Mark is known as a seasoned business leader with 20+ years of success achieving sales, profit and revenue objectives.
Mark Rademacher, business development director at Encompass Health Pearland and Encompass Health Sugar Land is from Traverse City Michigan, and moved to Sugar Land, Texas in 1982. Mark was educated in Ft. Bend County and became involved in emergency medicine in1996 where he trained as a paramedic with the Houston Fire Department. Through his passion and empathetic spirit for people and an entrepreneurial drive, Mark has led marketing teams in multiple healthcare arenas. He is known as a seasoned business leader with 20+ years of success achieving sales, profit and revenue objectives, and is a creative thinker known for delivering innovation that drives bottom line results.
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Jessica Thomas
Jessica Thomas

Director of Therapy

Jessica has more than 8 years of experience as speech language pathologist with Encompass Health Sugar Land, formerly known as HealthSouth Sugarland Rehabilitation Hospital.

Jessica has more than 8 years of experience as speech language pathologist with Encompass Health Sugar Land, formerly known as HealthSouth Sugarland Rehabilitation Hospital. She served as the lead therapist and therapy manager for the past few years. Jessica earned her master’s degree in communication disorders from West Texas A&M University as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Texas Woman’s University. She is passionate about providing excellent patient care and has a strong desire to see patients improve their function in order to have a better quality of life. 

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MeganVaughn
MEGAN VAUGHN

Director of Pharmacy

Megan Vaughn serves as the Director of Pharmacy at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land.

Megan is a registered pharmacist with over 3 decades of practice, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2011, she obtained a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.  Megan’s background experience draws from management in retail, clinical pharmacist for acute care hospital and out-patient infusion, and 8 years as a director of pharmacy in the acute care setting.  Megan is an active member of The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and is licensed in numerous states.

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